Cooley Named to National Law Journal IP Hot List 2012

Washington, D.C. – May 14, 2012 – Cooley LLP announced today that it was named to the National Law Journal's Intellectual Property Hot List 2012. The list highlights the leading IP law firms in the United States, based on recent work across the spectrum of advisory, counseling, transactional and litigation matters.

"Excellence in IP is at the heart of what Cooley does best for its client base, focused on creating and protecting great ideas, innovation and success," said Frank Pietrantonio, chair of Cooley's Intellectual Property practice group. "It's been a banner year for us, in terms of growth and in terms of the quality of complex work we now execute. So it's highly appreciated to get the recognition for our national and international IP team, and to have Cooley as part of the inaugural NLJ Hot List of the most significant US firms in the Intellectual Property space."

Among the notable work Cooley has handled, the National Law Journal cited Cooley's trial victory for Facebook defeating a $100 million patent suit brought by Leader Technologies Inc. in the District of Delaware, which was held up on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  The NLJ also noted the volume of U.S. and international patent applications filed last year, litigation work for Nvidia Corp and a rare defense jury verdict in the plaintiff-friendly Eastern District of Texas, that Cooley secured for Vistaprint Ltd.

Cooley's Intellectual Property group works with clients ranging from start-ups to some of the world's largest Fortune 500 companies and excels at delivering  sophisticated legal strategies in IP-related engagements, including patent, copyright, trademark, false advertising, licensing, ITC Section 337 and trade secret matters.

About Cooley LLP

Cooley's 650 attorneys have an entrepreneurial spirit and deep, substantive experience, and are committed to solving clients' most challenging legal matters. From small companies with big ideas to international enterprises with diverse legal needs, Cooley has the breadth of legal resources to enable companies of all sizes to seize opportunities in today's global marketplace. The firm represents clients across a broad array of dynamic industry sectors, including technology, life sciences, venture capital, clean energy, real estate and retail.
The firm has full-service offices in major business and technology centers nationwide: Palo Alto, CA, New York, NY, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA, Reston, VA, Broomfield, CO, Washington, DC, Boston, MA and Seattle, WA. The firm also has an office in Shanghai, China.

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