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Most innovative North American law firms 2016: Innovation in unlocking and delivering value

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Originality9
Rationale8
Impact6
Total innovation score23
CommentWhen pharmaceutical company Acorda faced a patent challenge brought by a hedge fund that was looking to short its stock, the firm exploited an old loophole in patent law to defeat the challenge in the initial review stage. Commended: Gerald Flattmann