Kirkland was ranked as a leading intellectual property law firm in Managing Intellectual Property magazine's 2012 World IP Survey. The World IP Survey is one of the world's most detailed and authoritative assessments of the IP market, and is based on research and interviews with practitioners and in-house counsel worldwide. Managing Intellectual Property contacted law 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 - West
Kirkland was also recognized in Patent Contentious - Northeast; Trademark Contentious - National, Midwest, Northeast and West; Bio Life Sciences – National.