The Patent 1000 focuses exclusively on patent practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.
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Synonymous with legal excellence across the globe, Morrison & Foerster provides an impressive all-round service. Its collaboratively minded lawyers work seamlessly across departments to find the best and most cost-effective solutions to patent questions. Global IP litigation co-chair Bita Rahebi has brought home huge wins for some of the world’s most innovative companies, and is most at home when taking the lead on high-technology patent litigation. Richard Hung is admired for his ability to keep calm when the stakes are drastically high. Jack Londen is valued for his commitment to customer care. He channels his energy into pursuing litigation strategies that align with the clients’ ultimate business goals. Talented advocate Michael Jacobs has recently secured a vital win for biotechnology company Seagen after a five-day trial against Daiichi Sankyo, the second-largest pharmaceutical company in Japan. The jury returned a verdict of wilful infringement, no invalidity, and awarded Seagen the $41.8 million requested. Jacobs worked on this with Matthew Chivvis, whose refined expertise in the life sciences allows him to dive deep into the technical details. Recently joining this elite ensemble from Durie Tangri, Daralyn Durie is a widely respected name in the industry and brings significant trial know-how to the table. Consummate deal maker and portfolio manager Catherine Polizzi thinks outside the box to get difficult jobs done. A trusted adviser to Genentech for more than 15 years, Polizzi has been instrumental in the biotech giant’s strategy for its multibillion-dollar portfolios, and has secured vital patent-term extensions for its key drugs. Michael Ward brings a similar skill set and is best known for his work in the agriculture industry. He assists Invaio Sciences in its patent prosecution and counselling matters as part of a team captained by Anita Choi. Tessa Schwartz, William Schwartz and Aaron Rubin continue to shine as top deal brokers. Their patrons benefit immeasurably from their commercial awareness, negotiation skills and ability to address problems in a purposeful way.