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Litigation 2011

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Award levelStand-out
InnovationChallenge to BP Lubricants false marking patent case
Originality8
Rationale7
Impact7
Total22
DescriptionWhen a motion to dismiss the case against the firm's client was denied, lawyers saw that conflicting decisions across the country had set the conditions for a writ of mandamus. The unusual strategy was successful and allowed the Federal Circuit to clarify the law, resulting in a drop in the number of claims.