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SEATTLE, Wash. (November 13, 2017) - Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized as the leading law firm representing America’s largest companies in intellectual property (IP) litigation by Corporate Counsel. Of the law firms handling the most IP litigation in 2016, Perkins Coie received 13 mentions—five more than its nearest competitor. In 2016, the firm was retained in more than 150 IP cases.

Corporate Counsel’s Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies survey answers the question of which firms are hired most often by assembling PACER data for the FORTUNE 1000 in 10 key litigation practice areas for the previous calendar year. The data generally focuses on National Law Journal 350–sized firms but also includes smaller firms that are highly active in specific practice areas.

“We are pleased and honored to be recognized by Corporate Counsel as the law firm most often hired by leading American companies for their IP litigation,” said Stephen Bishop, co-chair of Perkins Coie’s Intellectual Property practice. “Our ranking is a testament to our deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and the industries in which they operate. Knowing an industry well allows our litigators to quickly assess client litigation needs and scale efforts to efficiently resolve disputes.”

Perkins Coie’s IP practice includes more than 250 lawyers focused on IP litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, technology licensing, copyrights, and trade secret and unfair competition counseling. Its clients include companies in all technologies and industries around the world. The IP practice has extensive experience litigating patent and trademark infringement actions, internet disputes, and gray market and anti-counterfeiting claims for companies in the online, biotechnology, medical products and electronics industries. Perkins Coie’s clients benefit from its interdisciplinary approach to matters, which combines extensive legal and technical experience with strong corporate and litigation resources in a leading technology law firm.

About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie LLP has more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. The firm provides a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to emerging growth startups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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