Notable Successes


Desmarais LLP Shortlisted for 4 Managing IP Americas Awards


Managing IP has recognized Desmarais LLP for its intellectual property litigation successes, shortlisting the firm for four 2020 Americas Awards – Patent Contentious Firm of the Year (Northeast), Plaintiff Firm of the Year, Specialty IP Firm of the Year, and Outstanding Litigator of the Year (New York) for John Desmarais, founding partner of the firm.
Managing IP’s Americas Awards highlight the top intellectual property firms in the industry and their achievements during the past 12 months.
Recent Desmarais LLP victories include defeating $400 million in patent infringement claims against Cisco Systems in a bench trial; securing a $57 million settlement for IBM after winning an $82.5 million jury verdict; knocking out $2.8 billion in patent infringement claims against Apple; upholding dismissal of $75 million in patent infringement claims against Cisco before the Federal Circuit; and securing two inter partes review victories for IBM before the Federal Circuit.
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Desmarais LLP Recognized as Technology Group of the Year by Law360

Patent Trial for the Defendant

Law360 named Desmarais LLP 2019 Technology Group of the Year, recognizing the firm’s string of high-profile courtroom victories, including successfully defending Cisco Systems against $475 million in combined patent infringement...