Morrison Foerster was named the “Firm to Watch” in the United States at the 18th Annual Managing IP Americas Awards. The award recognizes firms that performed exceptionally well in the past 12 months, honoring those who have made significant strides and handled major high-profile cases.
Morrison Foerster is a global IP litigation powerhouse. We represent clients in their highest profile and most complex intellectual property disputes. Our trial and appellate lawyers stand out for their superb knowledge of IP law, experience in venues across the nation and in global forums, and facility with explaining cutting-edge technologies to juries. Further, with 80+ Ph.D.s, 110+ advanced degrees, and multi-lingual capabilities, including Chinese and German, we offer clients around the world a patent prosecution and counseling practice that is unrivaled in its depth of industry and technical experience.
MoFo was also honored with the Impact Cases of the Year award for its role obtaining a preliminary injunction for AK Futures, in a counterfeiting lawsuit involving its hemp-derived Delta-8 vaping devices. The Ninth Circuit affirmed in a precedential ruling that such products are lawful under the Farm Act and thus may receive federal trademark protection. The Morrison Foerster team representing AK Futures includes James Sigel, Ben Fox, Joyce Liou, Eoin Connolly, Ani Oganesian, Nicole Ozeran, and Rachel Feldman.
Additionally, MoFo was named a finalist in the “Firm of the Year Patent Disputes (West),” “Firm of the Year Patent Prosecution (West),” “Firm of the Year Trademark Prosecution (West),” and “Firm of the Year Appellate” categories. MoFo partners Daralyn J. Durie and Catherine M. Polizzi were also shortlisted in the “Litigator of the Year – California” and “Practitioner of the Year – Patent Prosecution,” respectively.
The Managing IP Awards identifies leading law firms and practitioners through a combination of market research and firm submissions. The Awards highlight industry-leaders who provide counsel on some of the most complex IP law matters.
Winners were honored at the Managing IP 2023 awards ceremony hosted at the JW Marriott Essex House, New York City, on April 27. View the full list of winners on the Managing IP’s website.