Welcome! We are pleased to highlight IP news, and 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 120 IP lawyers, 11 patent agents, and 1 scientific advisor. In fact, Haynes and Boone was recently named among the Top 25 growing patent firms over the past decade by Juristat. We represented clients in 43 inter partes review/PTAB proceedings that were filed in 2020, and our patent prosecution team filed more than 2,200 U.S. patent applications and helped issue over 1,600 U.S. patents - in 2020 alone. We also helped close the IP issues in dozens of diligence investigations, financings, M&A transactions, and joint venture/licensing and other contractual arrangements.
We invite you to read on for a review of important IP related cases from the year, IP related publications, updates on some of our firm’s litigation efforts and key deals, and a few of the awards our intellectual property team is most proud of from 2020.