Kirkland was one of only three firms in the United States to receive a first-tier ranking for contentious patent work in the 2009 Managing Intellectual Property magazine survey of leading patent firms. Kirkland also ranked in the first tier for ITC work.
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Kirkland also ranked in the following categories:
Patent Contentious - Northeast: Tier 1
Patent Contentious - Midwest: Tier 1
Patent Contentious - West: Tier 1
Trademark Contentious - Midwest: Tier 2
Trademark Contentious - West: Tier 2
Trademark Contentious - National: Tier 3
Copyright - National: Tier 3
Copyright - West: Tier 3