FACTOIDS & FACTS

Factoids are understood to mean"briefly stated and usually trivial facts." We think that it is often these snippets that provide the important color and texture that help fill out a picture. It's in this vein that we share with you these entirely true, perhaps arcane, but nonetheless revealing, "fact-lets" about our work. None of this will ever make it into a Chambers guide. We hope you enjoy these.

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Vegetarians alive and well in California? We helped patent the first heat tolerant broccoli and did the IP work associated with the first commercial production of lettuce hybrids. Think of us as burger-eating vegetarians. That's the power of mojo...mofo mojo.

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Our over 130 life sciences attorneys serve life sciences clients from concept to commercialization. We're consistently ranked as one of the leading life sciences firms in the world. Practical Law Company includes us in their Life Sciences Super League. Clients note that our lawyers are "spectacular." We think so too.

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Accepting that Newton's law of gravity cannot be amended by legislative action, we patented the first anti-gravity treadmill. That's the power of mojo...mofo mojo.

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For the last 40 years, Morrison & Foerster has been synonymous with big ideas in intellectual property. Our intellectual property practice regularly ranks as one of the top IP practices in the United States and as a leader worldwide.

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Contributing to the rise of cuteness, we worked on the first license of the Hello Kitty brand for baby bottles -- our Japanese colleagues would say "kawaii"! That's the power of mojo...mofo mojo.

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We have the largest intellectual property team in Asia and lead the region in outsourcing, licensing, and technology transactions. Our Tokyo office is one of Japan's ten largest offices, domestic or international, and regularly works with both Japanese and non-Japanese companies in a broad range of transactions, involving real and animated, characters.

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We helped our client create the first ever bank card to access deposit accounts, or ATM. That's the power of mojo...mofo mojo.

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We have one of the most sophisticated and recognized financial services regulatory practices in the United States. Our lawyers advise many of the world's largest financial institutions.

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Our London office advised Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs on the merger of Inland Revenue's and Her Majesty's Customs and Excise's major outsourcing contracts. That's the power of mojo...mofo mojo.

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Morrison & Foerster is described as "... probably the premier IT firm in the world" by Chambers. We agree. With a team of over 60 experienced outsourcing lawyers, ours is the only sourcing group that provides top-tier outsourcing work from team members located on three continents.

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Together with one of our clients, we played a key role in designing auction-based public offering methodologies. They are based on proprietary algorithms that are no easier to figure out than the formula for Coke®. That's the power of mojo... mofo mojo.

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Our corporate group is a leader in representing issuers and underwriters in IPOs. The depth of our understanding of the IPO offering process and of securities regulatory matters, as well as our IP expertise, made us the first call for bringing to life a proprietary auction-based IPO offering methodology.

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We advised on the first continuous offering corporate debt issuance program targeted at retail investors -- bringing bonds to mom-and-pop investors everywhere. That's the power of mojo...mofo mojo.

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Our capital markets practice is one of the most active advising on debt offerings. Our experience with product design has led to being "regarded as one of the U.S.' innovative finance teams." (PLC Which lawyer? Global 50) Expertise and a taste for innovation permitted us to help our clients popularize retail bonds.