IP Group Of The Year: WilmerHale

Law360, New York (January 10, 2011, 6:00 PM EST) -- In one of the most important patent cases of 2010, WilmerHale convinced a federal appeals court that Philips Corp.'s joint efforts to develop standard technology for recordable compact discs with Sony Corp. did not amount to patent misuse, just one of the reasons the firm earned a spot among Law360's Intellectual Property Groups of 2010.

Philips had sued Princo Corp. at the U.S. International Trade Commission for infringing two patents describing a way to make the recordable CDs, a method that was eventually adopted as the...
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