IP Department Rankings

Foley’s IP Department delivers an innovative life cycle of IP services to obtain, protect, and add value to your IP assets.

We are honored to receive continuing recognition of our efforts on behalf of clients like you.

  • The only general practice firm in the country to be recognized as a leader for both patent litigation (by Corporate Counsel magazine) and patent procurement (by IP Today)
  • Received national Tier 1 rankings in the 2013-2018 editions of U.S. NewsBest Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" in the areas of IP litigation, patent litigation, patents and trademarks, and biotechnology
  • Nationally recognized IP trademark, copyright, and trade secrets practice by Chambers USA (2013, 2014)
  • Selected for The 2016 World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors list by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) for the fourth consecutive year, representing the top 20 consultant, legal, and advisory firms
  • Ranked as one of the top 10 largest IP practices in the United States by Law360

Recognized as a Top IP Litigation Firm

  • Ranked No. 7 in total district court cases by Corporate Counsel magazine (2015)
  • Ranked No. 5 in total defendant court cases by Corporate Counsel magazine (2015)
  • Ranked an IP Litigation Standout in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2015 survey of general counsel

Ranked as a Top IP Counseling Firm

  • Ranked No. 8 in total number of patent applications by IP Today (2015)
  • Tier 1 ranking by The Legal 500 for Intellectual Property – Patent Prosecution: Utility and Design Patents (2015)
  • Ranked No. 1 for plant patents by IP Today (2015)
  • Ranked No. 3 for design patents by IP Today (2015)

Recognized for Our Client Focus

Foley has been recognized for 13 consecutive years on the BTI Client Service A-Team, a client service survey of Fortune 1000 corporate counsel (2016 BTI Client Service A-Team survey, The BTI Consulting Group, Wellesley, MA). We also were recognized as one of the top 10 best-branded law firms and a "Best of the Best" client service strategist in the BTI Brand Elite 2015 survey.