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best for patent litigation

Irell-Century City LA
15
43%
Kirkland-NY
6
17%
Covington-DC
1
3%
Cravath-NY
1
3%
Weil Gotshal-Silicon Valley
4
11%
Finnegan-DC
5
14%
Ropes-NY
3
9%
WilmerHale-Boston
0
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Total votes: 35

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which firm best for patent litigation

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:47 pm

got the last of my offers above recently. I accepted one, turned down everyone else.
interested in patent litigation (non life sciences)
whats best among these?

I've listed the office locations, I have no ties anywhere, I just want to go to the best damn firm there is for patent lit. I made my choice based in large part on how well I clicked with the group I met with, and on a ton of research of my own, and I used things like Chambers, Vault, looked at the partners ability to provide me with great work and keep me busy, read some literature I could get a hold of (tried to compare their clients with everybody else's clients, etc.), and finally asked my professors at my law school for advice.

This poll is just my curiosity re which firm TLS thinks is best for pat lit. Thanks a lot guys. If you can post comments on why you picked the firm you picked, anonymously or otherwise, I think that would be helpful for more people than just myself.
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Re: patent litigation offer poll

Postby wiseowl » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:52 pm

congratulations. (edited after vital information provided that wasn't there before)
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Re: patent litigation offer poll

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:54 pm

OP here, for clarification purposes, at no point in time did I ever have more than 5 offers outstanding - I turned offers down the moment a higher-ranked firm in my book gave me an offer, so the most number of offers I ever had outstanding was 2.
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Re: patent litigation offer poll

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:58 pm

Oh, oops! I meant to vote for Irell. Can't undo -Sorry.

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Re: patent litigation offer poll

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:34 pm

Irell Century City

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Re: which firm best for patent litigation

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:43 pm

It's hard to make a bad choice with a list like that, but you made the right choice with Irell.

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Re: which firm best for patent litigation

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:53 pm

OP here: sorry if I gave the impression that I picked Irell, I just intended to state that Irell was a Century City offer, not the Newport Beach location.

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Re: which firm best for patent litigation

Postby spondee » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:03 pm

What industries feed the patent work in LA at Irell?

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Re: which firm best for patent litigation

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:14 pm

spondee wrote:What industries feed the patent work in LA at Irell?

+1 my question exactly
Lindsay Lohan isn't known for her inventive prowess.

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Re: which firm best for patent litigation

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:57 pm

If you go through Irell's client list, none of them are "LA companies," so I doubt Irell relies on LA to provide it with high-tech companies. As it is, most of their high-end patent work is in the electronics field, they get their clients from all over the place.

There are maybe 20 pat lit stars out there in the country, and they bring in business for their respective firms. So you got people like Bill Lee, Donald Dunner, John Desmarais, Morgan Chu, Matt Powers, etc. etc. etc.

Some of these guys, like Morgan Chu and Matt Powers, are probably in a league of their own, so they get a lot of attention for bet-the-company type litigation. Is a firm great because one guy's in it? That doesn't make much sense. Better approach is depth of bench. But then again, I'm pretty sure if any one of these guys LEAVES their firm for another firm, a bunch of stars leave with them. While it makes sense to evaluate patent "groups" - its really individual lawyers who are the nucleus of that group.

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Re: which firm best for patent litigation

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:16 am

can the people casting these votes kindly throw in a comment as to why you're making your choices?

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Re: which firm best for patent litigation

Postby NYAssociate » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:05 am

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Re: which firm best for patent litigation

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:50 am

covington's more overrated

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Re: which firm best for patent litigation

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:21 pm

is the above poll results bec irell is most selectiev from those firms, or that they get better clients? Why is Weil coming in so low?

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Re: which firm best for patent litigation

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:07 pm

/thread, looks like one firm seems to have a lot of fans on here.

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Re: which firm best for patent litigation

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:21 pm

Bill Lee hates this thread

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Re: which firm best for patent litigation

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:38 pm

once upon a time, Fish would've dominated this poll, sigh.




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