A&O wrote:"Antics" aside, even searching law firm websites will be largely futile. Many lawyers who do even an ounce of work in IP departments are often classified as "IP lawyers" on the website, so even if you generated a listing (which would be useless for other reasons), it wouldn't be an accurate depiction of lawyers hired through the IP recruiting track.
Thank you for being serious. I do realize this (I had quite a bit of experience with IP lawyers in large firms), so that's why I want to know if there is a meaningful way of judging this. Asking the schools are sort of pointless because they try to market themselves.
I just worked with a partner at a large firm this week whose specialty is IP/e-commerce. He didn't really know enough about the technology and I had to spend a bit of time bringing him up to speed. So while I am confident I will be awesome at the doing the work, I want to put myself in a good position to get the best jobs. Again I don't know how the hiring works, that's why I am trying to find out here.