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McKool Smith received high marks in the 2022 edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, which describes the firm as “feared and respected” and notes “it consistently lands large infringement verdicts and huge monetary awards.”

According to market commentary, McKool Smith “continually shows that it has the horsepower to handle the most complex patent cases and is top-notch in every respect. Its lawyers are brilliant at case management – they handle all deadlines comfortably and the quality of their work never suffers even in the busiest of times.”

Nick Mathews joins the rankings this year. Commentary describes Nick as “a rising star of the practice who played a key role in one of the group’s most notable recent successes; this came on behalf of Ericsson in a dispute concerning the licensing of standard essential cellular patents against HTC, when the Fifth Circuit affirmed an Eastern District of Texas jury verdict in favour of Ericsson.”

McKool Smith is recognized in the following regions/practice areas:

  • Highly recommended nationally for Plaintiff Litigation
  • Ranked Gold Tier in Texas for Patent Litigation

McKool Smith attorneys named as top patent practitioners include:

  • Sam Baxter - Received a Gold ranking in Texas Litigation
  • Blair Jacobs - Received a Silver ranking in Washington, D.C. Litigation and highly recommended nationally for the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the International Trade Commission
  • Nick Mathews - Received a Bronze ranking in Texas Litigation

Compiled by a team of researchers from Intellectual Asset Management magazine, the IAM Patent 1000 is a guide to top patent practitioners as well as leading patent law firms in key jurisdictions. Based on interviews with in-house professionals and attorneys in private practice, the IAM Patent 1000 looks at the full range of patent services, from creation through management to dispute resolution.

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