finnegan versus covington (both DC)

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finnegan versus covington (both DC)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:54 pm

Which firm is regarded better for DC patent litigation?

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Re: finnegan versus covington (both DC)

Postby androstan » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:56 pm

covington

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Re: finnegan versus covington (both DC)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:00 pm

finnegan was the sole band 1 DC pat lit firm for several years until Chambers bumped Covington up to band 1 this year.

FWIW.

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Re: finnegan versus covington (both DC)

Postby rayiner » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:15 pm

Chambers measures what clients think of the service they get from particular firms. As a prospective associate, what you care about what other firms think of associates from a particular firm as lateral candidates or what companies think of associates from a particular firm as in-house candidates. The two things are connected but they are not coextensive. E.g. in this case the signaling advantages of Covington almost certainly outweigh whatever advantage Finnegan has in terms of being a better IP firm.

This is actually a fairly common trap people on TLS fall into. Whenever you see a ranking, ask yourself what the ranking is measuring, and how much that measure is correlated with measures that you actually care about.

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Re: finnegan versus covington (both DC)

Postby androstan » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:21 pm

rayiner wrote:Chambers measures what clients think of the service they get from particular firms. As a prospective associate, what you care about what other firms think of associates from a particular firm as lateral candidates or what companies think of associates from a particular firm as in-house candidates. The two things are connected but they are not coextensive. E.g. in this case the signaling advantages of Covington almost certainly outweigh whatever advantage Finnegan has in terms of being a better IP firm.

This is actually a fairly common trap people on TLS fall into. Whenever you see a ranking, ask yourself what the ranking is measuring, and how much that measure is correlated with measures that you actually care about.


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