Award IP Law & Business

Patent Litigation Survey: Plenty of Work

In the seventh annual survey of patent litigation, Kirkland was listed among the top three firms for total cases filed in 2006, and among the top two firms that defended the most cases. It also ranked seventh for number of cases filed on the plaintiff side. The survey included patent suits that were filed in federal courts in 2006 that were still active as of February 1, 2007.

In 2006, Kirkland defended 38 cases (placing it second), brought 16 cases for plaintiffs (placing it seventh) and filed an overall total of 54 cases (placing it third).