Intellectual Property - District of Columbia
What the team is known for Undoubtedly one of the highest-esteemed intellectual property boutiques inside the Beltway. Noted areas of strength include patent prosecution, enforcement, portfolio management and contested proceedings at the USPTO.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The advice and services that were provided were practical, held within our budget, and gave a great result."
"They really excel at inter partes review."
Work highlights Filed the first petition for inter partes review of any pharmaceutical company, in this case its client, Apotex.
Representing adidas in a number of inter partes reviews filed against patents owned by Nike.
Robert Sterne is considered to be "one of the top patent prosecutors in the country," and is praised for his "very strong work ethic" and capacity to consistently produce a "high-quality work product."
David Cornwell advises on patent due diligence for mergers and acquisitions involving IP-heavy companies. He is also a skilled and experienced patent litigator, with particular expertise in energy and mechanical engineering.
Jorge Goldstein chairs the firm's biotechnology patent work, and also leads its pro bono practice, concerned with improving fair access to patented technologies and also facilitating the filing of patents in less developed regions of the world.
Significant clients Apple, BioReference Labs, Google, Medtronic, Reebok International.