CHICAGO – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that it has been named among the top 100 law firms for procuring U.S. patents in 2008, according to Patent Buddy, the world’s most extensive database and networking Web site for patent attorneys and investors. Patent Buddy studied all U.S. patents received by the 300 most active organizations in 2008 to determine which law firms represented those clients in securing patents. The resulting list ranks Katten as number 83 nationally, with 197 patents.

Katten’s national Intellectual Property Practice provides a complete range of services for domestic and international companies seeking to protect and exploit their intellectual property. The firm recognizes that its clients’ patents, trademarks, business names, copyrights, proprietary technology and trade secrets are among their most valuable assets. In addition to securing patents, trademarks and copyrights throughout the United States and around the world, and instituting programs to prevent the loss of trade secrets, Katten assists clients in exploiting intellectual property rights through licensing, as well as joint venture and technology transfer agreements. The practice’s seasoned litigation attorneys enforce and protect clients’ patent, trademark and copyright rights in jurisdictions across the United States and abroad, and they also counsel clients concerning the validity and valuation of intellectual property when faced with potential acquisition, threat of infringement claims or infringement by others.

Patent Buddy is a social network for patent lawyers and patent agents designed to facilitate networking, recruiting and client development. The full list of the nation’s top patent producers can be viewed online at