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IP law firms in DC

CWG

IP law firms in DC
« on: September 23, 2008, 12:41:25 AM »
Hello,

Can anyone give some suggestions for these firms? I got 3 offers for summer 09 so far. I know I want to practice patent law, but not sure about prosecution or litigation yet, but I do want to keep my options open. My background -- biotech, life science, and computer science.

Ropes & Gray -- DC office
Fish & Richardson --- DC office
Morrison Foerster -- DC office

Thank you very much.

Re: IP law firms in DC
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 09:00:44 AM »
Fish is the best IP firm in the country, however, they are also known as a sweat shop.  I've heard good things about MOFO in general, but don't know much about their IP practice.  I would take MOFO.

Re: IP law firms in DC
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 12:57:02 PM »
Some say Fish is the best IP firm, and some say Finnegan is.  I would take Fish.  For IP, Ropes & Gray is a step below the other two firms, but still very good.

Re: IP law firms in DC
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 01:16:21 PM »
I'd go with M&F for all the wrong reasons.  Yeah, I want that @MoFo.com email address.   ;)