Four Orrick partners have been named top practitioners in their practice areas by Law360 in its annual MVP series. Congratulations to Peter Bicks, Annette Hurst, Chris Ottenweller and Joshua Rosenkranz.
Seven major wins in the last year in “bet-the-ranch” cases involving widespread consumer rights and television viewing habits, one of the world’s most popular videogames and the next multi-billion dollar generation of genetically modified crops, secured Mr. Bicks a Law360 media and entertainment MVP award. His MVP profile article can be viewed here.
This year, Ms. Hurst served as co-counsel on the copyright strategy used to secure a 6-3 vote by the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of the firm's client, Supap Kirtsaeng. This ruling, which has broad implications for an estimated $60 billion in copyrighted goods manufactured abroad, earned her a spot as one of Law360's IP MVPs. Her MVP profile article can be viewed here.
Mr. Ottenweller had a string of victories for tech companies this past year in courts across the country, winning a jury trial in the Eastern District of Texas for EMC Corp. against a prominent patent troll, forcing another patent troll into bankruptcy after securing a $1.3 million award of attorney’s fees for NVIDIA Corp., forcing another troll to abandon its case against EMC when every other defendant settled out and winning a patent suit for Synopsys Corp. on the eve of trial by striking the plaintiff’s entire damages case and key infringement theories. This track record earned Mr. Ottenweller a second consecutive Law360 IP MVP award. His MVP profile article can be viewed here.
A winning streak in high-stakes appeals for Apple, DISH Network and Morgan Stanley, earned Mr. Rosenkranz a spot as one of Law360's appellate MVPs. In addition to his successes for multinational corporations, he also secured a significant victory before the U.S. Supreme Court in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, one of the highest-profile intellectual property cases to hit the Court’s docket in years. His MVP profile article can be viewed here.