We are pleased to highlight some of our representative intellectual property-related client successes and publications over the past year that might be relevant to your business success in the coming year.
Our IP department has continued growing and extends from California through Texas, Colorado, and Illinois to Washington, D.C. and New York. Our IP team now includes 125 IP lawyers, 11 patent agents, and 2 scientific advisors. We participated in more than 30 inter partes review proceedings and a few other PTAB proceedings, and our patent prosecution team filed nearly 2,000 U.S. patent applications and helped issue more than 1,500 U.S. patents just in 2017. We also helped close the IP issues in dozens of financings, M&A transactions, and joint venture/licensing arrangements. Read on for updates on some of our litigation efforts.