McAndrews, Held & Malloy Named Among “Top Laws Firms in the PTAB”


CHICAGO – July 28, 2015 – McAndrews, Held & Malloy, a leading intellectual property law firm, was listed in Docket Navigator’s “Year in Review 2014” as one of the “top law firms in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board” (PTAB). In addition, four McAndrews attorneys were listed as “top attorneys in the PTAB.”

The list of law firms or corporate legal departments was measured by the number of inter partes reviews (IPRs) and covered business method review proceedings in 2014 in which the law firm or in-house attorney represented one of the litigants. Out of 100 firms listed, McAndrews was ranked 11th. In 2014, McAndrews represented clients in 62 IPRs and covered business method patent review proceedings, while one of the largest general practice law firms in the world handled 65 proceedings.

In addition, McAndrews attorneys Thomas J. Wimbiscus, Scott P. McBride, Christopher Scharff and Herbert D. Hart III were listed as top attorneys who regularly litigate cases before the PTAB. Attorneys were also measured by the number of IPRs and covered business method review proceedings in 2014 in which the attorney represented one of the litigants. The McAndrews attorneys are among the most active IPR practitioners in the country, handling the following number of proceedings:

  • Wimbiscus: 40
  • McBride: 35
  • Scharff: 19
  • Hart: 17

Last year, McAndrews, Held & Malloy was recognized by Managing IP magazine as a top firm for patent owners seeking representation in IPR proceedings at the PTAB. The firm has represented clients in more than 100 inter partes review and covered business method patent review proceedings on behalf of both petitioners and patent owners. Recently, the firm successfully defended its client TQ Delta against six petitions by 2Wire for inter partes review on patents related to multicarrier communications systems.

Docket Navigator’s Year in Review is an in-depth statistical analysis of how the patent litigation landscape changed in 2014. The report was prepared using data Docket Navigator collected from government sources, primarily PACER, USPTO databases, and EDIS. That data is then coded, classified, and summarized by hand – in most cases by licensed U.S. attorneys.

About McAndrews, Held & Malloy

McAndrews, Held & Malloy boasts one of the most highly regarded teams of intellectual property attorneys, agents and technology specialists in the United States. Founded in 1988, the firm offers deep bench strength in matters relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition. McAndrews attorneys have underlying scientific-based degrees and extensive prior experience in technology and IP-focused professions, and they routinely handle cases that involve innovative and cutting-edge technologies in specialized industries. While best known for their record of litigation successes, the firm also offers services in IP procurement, patent interferences, trademark oppositions and cancellations, IP/technology opinions and investigations, global portfolio management, development and licensing, M&A support, due diligence, design rights and joint ventures. Clients include multi-national corporations, Fortune 500 companies, startups and world-renowned universities. For more information, visit

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