McCarter & English's IP group nearly doubled in size in 2009 and broke into the ranking of the top 100 largest IP practices in the nation, according to IP Law360. The group is continuing to grow and presently has 56 intellectual property and information technology lawyers, technical specialists, and patent agents spanning its regional offices, many with industry experience and PhDs. McCarter & English represents clients in all areas of technology including IP matters related to life sciences (including biotechnology, chemistry, pharmaceutical technologies and medical devices), internet, electronic and electro-mechanical, and mechanical technologies. Representations are both domestic and international, oriented to worldwide intellectual property protection. The firm's already strong lP litigation practice also was enhanced by the addition of several experienced, seasoned litigators in several different offices. The IP litigation practice continues to be ranked among the nation's top 10 by number of patent cases in which it is counsel , according to the 2009 Law360 Litigation Almanac. The IP litigation practice includes extensive filings on behalf of branded/innovator pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman actions.