Press Release

Haynes and Boone Claims Multiple Honors at 2018 Americas IP Awards

March 15, 2018

Managing IP, which covers intellectual property news and developments worldwide, selected Haynes and Boone, LLP for several top honors at its 2018 Americas IP Awards, held March 15 in New York City.

Partner Phillip Philbin was named the Outstanding Litigator in Texas. Philbin was part of the litigation team that won a jury verdict in 2017 for ZeniMax Media Inc. and idSoftware in their high-profile battle to be compensated for the theft of cutting-edge technology used in virtual reality headsets. The federal jury verdict was named the nation’s largest verdict in 2017 by VerdictSearch, a unit of ALM Media LLC. 

Haynes and Boone Partner David McCombs was among the finalists for the outstanding Texas litigator award, as were lawyers from four other firms.

“I am honored to have received this recognition, particularly given the caliber of the lawyers named as finalists,” said Philbin, who has tried numerous patent cases to juries and judges across the country. “This award speaks to the overall strength of the firm’s IP Litigation Practice, which has a long track record of delivering excellent service and results for clients.” 

Haynes and Boone also claimed the following honors at the 2018 Americas IP Awards: 

  • Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year (Southern U.S.)
  • Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year (Southern U.S.)
  • Patent Contentious Firm of the Year (Southern U.S.)

“These awards are a testament to Haynes and Boone’s longstanding commitment to building a stellar Intellectual Property team that has extensive experience in virtually every aspect of intellectual property,” said Randall Brown, chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. 

The Americas IP awards are based on survey responses by IP firms as well as interviews and research conducted over a six-month period by Managing IP analysts, who review contentious and non-contentious IP work in more than 80 jurisdictions worldwide. 

Haynes and Boone also was among the finalists in other categories at the 2018 Americas IP Awards:

  • Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year (U.S.)
  • Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year (U.S.)
  • Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year: (Southern U.S.)

Haynes and Boone’s IP lawyers have helped protect and secure thousands of inventions and innovations for clients. More than half of the firm’s patent lawyers have worked as engineers, programmers or technical salespeople, with many also serving as in-house counsel for leading technology companies and as patent examiners at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Hayne and Boone has filed more than 11,000 patent applications in the United States and abroad in the past five years.