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August 2018

Gordon & Rees Recognized as National Leader in Intellectual Property Litigation

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani has been ranked among the top 20 national firms in Trade Secret, Trademark, and Copyright cases in recent reports published by Lex Machina, a LexisNexis® Company.

In a new study dated July 2018, Trade Secret Litigation Report 2018, Lex Machina ranked Gordon & Rees among the top 15 firms in trade secret cases in Federal Court. Lex Machina noted, “[b]ecause Trade Secret cases are often filed against former employees, it is fitting that the top law firms for Plaintiffs and Defendants consist of nationwide law firms known for their labor and employment practices.”  In a previous study, Top Law Firm Report for Select Federal Litigation 2018, published in March 2018, Lex Machina ranked Gordon & Rees among the top 20 firms in the following trademark, copyright, employment, and commercial litigation.  Below are highlights of Gordon & Rees’ ranking in these categories:

  • Top 5 Trademark Defense Firm (#4)
  • Top 20 Trademark Plaintiff Firm (#16)
  • Top 15 Copyright Defense Firm (#12)
  • Top 15 Trade Secret Defense Firm (# 11)
  • Top 15 Trade Secret Plaintiff Firm (# 13)
  • Top 2 Commercial Defense Firm (#2)
  • Top 15 Commercial Plaintiff Firm (#11)
  • Top 10 Employment Defense Firm (#10)

To compile the Trade Secret Litigation Report 2018, Lex Machina examined the top 15 firms filing and defending trade secret cases from 2009 to 2018.  To compile the Top Law Firm Report, Lex Machina examined the top 20 firms filing and defending the most cases in several areas of law from January 2013 to December 2017. To view both the Top Law Firm Report for Select Federal Litigation 2018, please click here and the Trade Secret Litigation Report 2018, please click here

Lex Machina is a leading legal analytics data and software company. The organization publishes an annual report which reviews and summarizes major patent litigation trends of the year and the forces behind them. You may view the reports here.

Gordon & Rees' Intellectual Property attorneys maintain a robust practice working with their clients in the United States and around the world to identify, secure, assert and defend all aspects of IP rights. With more than 60 Intellectual Property attorneys including 14 Registered Patent attorneys strategically located in offices throughout the country, Gordon & Rees manages the traditional IP components of patents, trademark and trade dress, and copyright, as well as trade secrets, internet-related issues, rights of privacy, issues of unfair competition, antitrust, and regulatory compliance. Gordon & Rees Intellectual Property attorneys have comprehensive IP protection and prosecution experience and professional affliations in numerous foreign jurisdictions. For more information on Gordon & Rees' Intellectual Property practice group, please click here.

Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 800 lawyers in 52 offices across the United States. Our lawyers provide full service representation to public and private companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to start-ups. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country. Additionally, in 2018 Law360 ranked the firm among the top 40 largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm among the top 45 on its Diversity Scorecard.