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Who Protects Innovation in America

Kirkland's Intellectual Property Practice Group has been highly ranked since IP Law & Business began its annual survey of U.S. law firms handling corporate America's IP work in 1999, and 2008 is no exception. Kirkland ranked third in "IP Litigation: Patent" and tied for fifth place in the overall category, "Firms with the Most Mentions."

The survey ranks law firms used by companies named in "The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies," a list compiled by BusinessWeek and the Boston Consulting Group. IP Law & Business examined public records, including Thomson Reuters' Litigation and IP Deal Monitors, to determine the most frequently used outside counsel by these companies.

The Firm was listed as primary outside IP counsel for the following companies:

American Express
General Motors
Research in Motion
Samsung Electronics
Toyota Motor