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McKool Smith’s courtroom track record in intellectual property cases is unrivaled. Since 2006, we have secured nine nine-figure patent infringement verdicts—more than any other law firm in the country—and nine eight-figure patent infringement verdicts.

We represent clients in all aspects of intellectual property litigation, including patent litigation; ITC/Section 337 disputes and investigations; copyright, trademark, and false advertising litigation; and trade secret disputes. Many of our IP lawyers hold technical degrees and have previously worked as engineers and scientists, which offers clients an enhanced perspective in complex technological matters. These capabilities also allow our team to effectively persuade judges and juries who decide issues that can preserve—or eliminate—a client’s competitive edge.

Additionally, we represent clients in appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Seven of the firm’s lawyers are former Federal Circuit clerks, and our ranks include former regional circuit and district court clerks from across the country.

As noted in Lex Machina’s "Patent Litigation Damages Report," we have won more patent litigation damages than any other law firm since 2000 ($2.04 billion). Other recent honors include:

  • Awarded 2019 “Plaintiff IP Firm of the Year” by Managing IP
  • Awarded 2019 “Impact Case of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation for securing $145 million patent infringement verdict for WiLAN against Apple
  • Awarded 2019 “Texas IP Firm of the Year” by Chambers USA
  • Awarded 2019 “IP Department of the Year” by Texas Lawyer
  • Named a 2018 “IP Group of the Year” by Law360

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