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The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011: Intellectual Property

On an annual basis, Chambers & Partners conducts extensive research and thorough data analysis in compiling its objective list of talent available at the highest level of international legal practice. Its research methodology has been independently audited and confirmed to be thorough, robust and complete.

In Chambers' 2011 review of international legal talent in the area of Intellectual Property, our Firm is listed among the best in the world.

Chambers' comments:

USA Ranking: Tier 2

Robert Krupka divides his time between the Chicago and Los Angeles offices. Clients praise him as having "all the courtroom presence you would expect of a distinguished trial counsel." The New York-based Dale Cendali is a highly regarded soft IP litigator, whose client portfolio includes Warner Brothers and Chinese search engine Baidu. Clients appreciate that "she gives our cases thoughtful consideration and her advice to us is always well-reasoned." Leading trial attorney Kenneth Adamo largely handles patent infringement cases and is revered for his powerful courtroom presence. He advised Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo on a patent infringement action brought by CIF Licensing in relation to MPEG data compression technology.

International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)
USA Ranking: Tier 3

The Los Angeles-based Robert Krupka is one of the leading patent litigators in the US. Clients cite his deep litigation knowledge in major IP disputes as a key strength. He acts for Apple as respondent in its hugely significant Section 337 case against Nokia.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011 —