McKool Smith receives high marks in the 2023 edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, which describes the firm as a “formidable and fearsome trial firm with an unrivalled will to win.

Firm Rankings

McKool Smith is highly recommended nationally as a leading IP firm for plaintiff litigation, and recommended regionally as a leading patent litigation firm in Texas and Washington, D.C.  IAM notes that the firm's "attorneys draw on their experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants to see the wider picture and craft successful offensive and defensive strategies.” The publication also describes the firm's attorneys as "unflappable advocates who have long since mastered the art of cross-examination, devising convincing trial narratives, and handling multi-million-dollar disputes with aplomb.”

Attorney Rankings

Dallas Principal Nicholas Mathews is recognized as a leading IP lawyer in Texas. IAM notes that Nick is “quickly establishing a reputation as a go-to for innovative technology companies,” and commends his significant work on behalf of industry leaders like AT&T and Ericsson.

Finally, trial legend Sam Baxter is again recognized as a leading IP lawyer in Texas. IAM confirms that Sam is a veteran trial lawyer “who you can match up against any other practitioner in the country and be confident of a win.” 

About the IAM Patent 1000 

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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