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McKool Smith was awarded United States “IP Firm of the Year” at the 2016 Benchmark U.S. awards for the second year in a row. Fellow nominees included Fish & Richardson; Sidley Austin; WilmerHale; Winston & Strawn; and, Durie Tangri.

The awards ceremony was held at the Essex House New York hotel in New York City on February 11, 2016.

McKool Smith’s courtroom track record in patent litigation is unrivaled.  Over the last eight years, the firm has secured eight nine-figure patent infringement verdicts -- more than any other law firm during the time. These victories include wins on behalf of VirnetX ($368M); Versata ($345M); i4i ($200M); Versata ($138M); Medtronic ($250M); and TGIP, Inc. ($156M), among others.  Within the same time period, the firm has also won six eight-figure patent infringement verdicts. In January 2015, McKool Smith was awarded “IP Firm of the Year” for the first time by Benchmark Litigation. The firm was also awarded 2014 “Intellectual Property Group of the Year” by Law360 and U.S. “Plaintiff IP Firm of the Year” by Managing IP. 

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.

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