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SEATTLE, Wash. (December 13, 2017) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that the firm’s Patent Prosecution Platform, “P4,” was recognized as the most innovative initiative in the Business of Law: Technology category as part of the 2017 Financial Times North American Innovative Lawyers Report.

The P4 dashboard, a custom workload management system that aggregates and cleanly displays current matter status, upcoming deadlines and progress toward budget information in real time, received the top score in the Technology category and was one of three firm initiatives to receive a Standout listing in the Financial Times’ report. P4, developed in collaboration with legal services provider Elevate, brings patent prosecution data into a single, user-friendly interface for workload management.

Perkins Coie’s creation of its Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency practice also received a Standout listing, tied for the second most points in the Business of Law: New Products and Services category. The practice helps clients obtain money transmission licenses in several states, has worked to create the first digital securities for public offerings, and has helped shape the regulatory landscape with state and federal authorities.

The firm’s final Standout listing came in the Rule of Law and Access to Justice category for its work with several partner groups to launch the Oregon Center of Excellence, the first organized pro bono program for asylum seekers in the state of Oregon. Perkins Coie formed the Center of Excellence in partnership with the Innovation Law Lab and its Legal Director, Stephen Manning, who was named the Financial Times North American 2017 Legal Innovator of the Year. The project’s listing was tied for fourth-highest in points in the category. Overall, Perkins Coie ranked 14th among the Financial Times’ Innovative Law Firms and Legal Service Providers.

“These three projects receiving such high honors from the Financial Times, combined with the overall ranking, is quite an honor for our firm,” said John Devaney, Perkins Coie’s Firmwide Managing Partner. “P4 and the creation of our Blockchain Technology and Digital Currency practice show our tireless efforts to meet the demands of our clients in this hypercompetitive digital age. The Oregon Center of Excellence is another example of our commitment to helping those most in need, both on an individual and systemic basis.”

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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