Managing IP named McKool Smith the U.S. “Plaintiff IP Firm of the Year” and principal Douglas A. Cawley “Outstanding IP Litigator - Texas” at the 2014 Managing IP North America Awards. The awards ceremony was held at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. on March 25th.
To select the honored firms and attorneys, Managing IP’s team of researchers conducted hundreds of interviews with IP practitioners and IP owners in North America. Based on the research, shortlists of firms and leading individuals that had an outstanding year in various categories were chosen and the winners were announced during the annual awards ceremony.
McKool Smith’s courtroom track record in patent litigation is unrivaled. In January, the firm was named an “IP Group of the Year” by Law360 based on the significance, size, and complexity of its intellectual property litigation wins. Over the last seven years, McKool Smith has secured eight nine-figure patent infringement verdicts -- more than any other law firm. These victories include wins on behalf of ParkerVision ($173M); VirnetX ($368M); Versata ($345M); i4i ($200M); Versata ($138M); VirnetX ($106M); Medtronic ($250M); and TGIP, Inc. ($156M). Within the same time period, the firm has also won five eight-figure patent infringement verdicts, including wins on behalf of Summit 6 ($15M), and Ericsson ($10M), Opti, Inc. ($19M); Pioneer Corp. ($59M); and Anascape Ltd. ($21M).
With more than 185 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC, McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. The firm has also won more National Law Journal and VerdictSearch "Top 100 Verdicts" over the last seven years than any other law firm in the country. Courtroom successes like these have earned McKool Smith critical acclaim and helped the firm become what The Wall Street Journal describes as “one of the biggest law firm success stories of the past decade.” McKool Smith represents leading clients in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense matters.