Gordon White, a principal in the firm's Austin office, recently accepted the award on the firm's behalf at MIP's third annual North America Awards Dinner held at the Four Seasons Georgetown in Washington, D.C. McKool Smith was recognized for the firm's expertise in patent litigation matters.
"This is an extraordinary honor," says Mike McKool, co-founder of McKool Smith. "Solving our clients' business problems remains our number one priority, and we are very gratified to be one of the few firms in the nation to be selected based on our courtroom work in patent matters."
In naming McKool Smith as the top patent litigation firm in the southern U.S., the editors of MIP said the firm had "distinguished itself litigating patent infringement cases for companies like i4i and VirnetX Holdings. It has scored a number of wins against Microsoft, totaling nearly $400 million."
To determine the honored firms, the publication's researchers asked lawyers and their clients to identify firms that have had an outstanding year in any aspect of intellectual property work. Based on these recommendations, the magazine assembled "shortlists" of the top patent litigation firms for the northern, southern, eastern and western regions of the U.S. The four top firms, including McKool Smith, were selected from the shortlists.
McKool Smith is recognized as one of the premier trial law firms in the United States based on significant courtroom victories and substantial settlements for domestic and international clients. With more than 120 attorneys in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Marshall, New York, and Washington DC, the firm handles complex commercial litigation, intellectual property claims, bankruptcy matters, and white collar litigation for companies and individuals across the globe. McKool Smith has won more of the Top 100 Verdicts than any other law firm in the nation every year since 2008. Firm clients include major airlines, telecommunications companies, medical device manufacturers, energy producers, and many others.
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