Kirkland was recognized as a leading firm in Corporate Counsel's 12th annual Patent Litigation Survey. The Firm was ranked fifth for the most overall cases in 2011, with 96 cases filed. Kirkland also ranked fifth for the most defense cases and was recognized as one of the firms with the most plaintiffs cases filed in 2011.
The survey includes patent lawsuits that were filed in federal district courts in 2011. The cases had to be active as of December 31, 2011.