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WASHINGTON, D.C. – McKool Smith has been recognized by Managing Intellectual Property magazine as one of the top four patent litigation firms in the United States. 

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 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.  

With more than 130 litigators working as an integrated team across offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and Texas, McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. The firm has been recognized by The National Law Journal and VerdictSearch for winning more Top 100 verdicts than any other U.S. law firm during the past three years.  McKool Smith represents leading clients across a broad range of practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense.

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