Kirkland received a first-tier ranking for contentious patent work in the 2011 Managing Intellectual Property magazine survey of leading patent firms. Kirkland also ranked in the first tier for ITC work. Kirkland was also recognized in Trademark Contentious - National, Midwest, Northeast and West; Bio Life Sciences – National; and Copyright – National, Northeast and West.
One of the world's most detailed and authoritative surveys of the IP market, the World IP Survey is based on extensive research and interviews with practitioners and in-house counsel worldwide. MIP's teams of researchers contacted firms and clients in 75 jurisdictions to ask them for information and feedback on the rankings.
Kirkland ranked tier one in the following categories:
ITC - National
Patent Contentious - National
Patent Contentious - Midwest
Patent Contentious - Northeast
Patent Contentious - West