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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for An expanding market presence, highlighted for its technical expertise in the hi-tech, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. Noted for its counsel on contentious matters including patent infringement claims and copyright licensing disputes. Additional expertise in handling trademark and trade secrets disputes. Also provides advice on IP portfolio protection strategy.

Strengths Clients report: "They have a deep knowledge of the industry, are detail-oriented and have command of the facts."

One clients says: "The partners I work with are extraordinarily responsive. They deliver services effectively and efficiently."

Work highlights Successfully acted for Google and Motorola Mobility in their Federal Circuit proceedings initiated by ContentGuard. The dispute concerned alleged patent infringement of digital rights management software. The original jury verdict was affirmed in the clients' favor.

Represented footwear manufacturer Crocs in various ITC patent enforcement actions, including against Evacol and other infringing parties.

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"Seasoned and respected" litigator Marty Glick has significant experience advising on commercially sensitive copyright and trademark disputes. Interviewees say: "He is an amazing dispute strategist," adding he is also a "great communicator who has a great sense for what in-house counsel need."

Michael Malecek is skilled advising hi-tech and life sciences companies on contentious patent proceedings. Clients say: "He is super-smart, super-creative and very conscientious."

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Cooley LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Handles a range of contentious matters including misuse of trade secrets and defense of patent infringement claims. Also provides assistance with transactional matters including licensing agreements. Offers ability guiding clients through USPTO engagements including patent prosecutions and challenges.

Strengths Clients say: "They are commercially focused and practical advisers," adding: "They take into account the circumstances of our business."

Sources report: "Cooley has a very interesting IP practice which is dynamic and very attuned to the market place."

Notable practitioners

Heidi Keefe is a "very good litigator" who regularly handles hi-tech patent disputes and has notable experience appearing in ITC, Federal Circuit and PTAB proceedings. She is also highlighted for her ability across trade secret misappropriation claims.

Mika Mayer is a patent prosecutor who advises life sciences clients on IP portfolio management including due diligence and post-grant review matters. Clients praise her "communication skills and ability to think creatively," going on to further highlight her "high-level strategic thinking with respect to the overall patent portfolio management."

Michael Rhodes is a well-known IP practitioner, noted for his abilities across a range contentious software patent matters. He also offers experience handling trade secrets disputes as well as copyright and trademark infringement claims.

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Covington & Burling LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Maintains its roster of talented litigators and is applauded for its strength assisting technology companies with patent litigation matters. Particularly sought out for its effectiveness defending both domestic and international companies against infringement actions initiated by patent assertion entities. Notable for its skilled handling of PTAB inter partes reviews. Also handles misuse of trade secrets, inventorship and licensing disputes. Offers additional capabilities advising on contentious trademark and copyright matters.

Strengths One client enthuses: "They are an outstanding firm; they are very professional, have deep knowledge of the law and are creative strategists."

Work highlights Defended Baosteel against claims of trade secret misappropriation by United States Steel. The plaintiff alleged that Chinese military-affiliated hackers had accessed its computer systems and passed on proprietary information on the manufacture of high strength steel to the client.

Acted for Texas Instruments in ITC and district court proceedings initiated by Advanced Silicon Technologies. The dispute arose from claims of patent infringement related to semiconductor chips used in automobiles.

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Robert Haslam is highly regarded for his significant experience handling complex trade secrets and patent litigation. He is noted for his expertise in representing hi-tech and life sciences companies.

Interviewees say Robert Fram is "an astonishing intellect with a very even-keeled demeanor that is equally as effective in the courtroom as it is in the boardroom." He is a seasoned IP practitioner with experience across contentious trade secrets, patent and copyright matters.

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DLA Piper LLP (US) - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Well-known firm benefiting from an extensive international network. Has significant experience counseling clients on the defense of patent and trademark infringement claims as well as contentious copyright matters. Offers effective representation across ITC, Markman and Federal Circuit proceedings. Also assists with Patent Office matters, including post-grant reviews and patent prosecution. Additional strength in trademark registration and licensing agreements.

Strengths Clients say: "From top to bottom it is a really great trial team."

Work highlights Defended Toshiba against a set of patent infringement claims by Intellectual Ventures related to semiconductor chips and electronics products.

Notable practitioners

Lisa Haile is an experienced patent prosecutor who advises on a range of matters including filings, patentability queries and commercial transactions, often for life sciences sector clients. Interviewees praise her "ability to structure her contribution to patent strategy and commercial transactions with the clients' corporate and commercial goals in mind."

Mark Fowler has notable expertise acting for high-profile hi-tech companies in patent infringement disputes at the ITC and district court. He also offers experience advising on USPTO inter partes reviews. One clients remarks: "I can't say enough good things about him. He has a perfect mix of legal knowledge, experience and common sense."

John Allcock is well regarded for his considerable experience handling hi-tech patent infringement claims and PTAB post-grant reviews. Clients say: "He is an exceptional litigator both in the courtroom and in preparing strategies," adding that "he commands respect from judges."

Sean Cunningham is a well-versed patent litigator, skilled in representing technology sector clients in ITC and district court proceedings. Sources say: "He is smart, tough, hard-working and dedicated to getting successful results for his clients."

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Durie Tangri LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Highly regarded boutique practice that maintains a broad client base including biotechnology, pharmaceutical and online video streaming companies. Greatly admired for its bench of effective courtroom advocates, who provide expert representation in patent, copyright and trade secrets disputes. Also distinguished for its handling of appellate proceedings, with a wealth of experience appearing before the Federal Circuit.

Strengths Clients remark: "The team is stellar, whip smart and has real business pragmatism."

Interviewees say: "It is a really great firm, staffed with a lot of great attorneys."

Work highlights Successfully defended Palo Alto Networks against of a set of trade secrets misappropriation and patent infringement claims related to its computer security products. The Federal Circuit affirmed the district court verdict in favour of PAN.

Defended Google and Waze against a copyright infringement action by GPS app maker, PhantomAlert. The dispute involved claims that Waze and Google had copied data from the plaintiff's database on traffic and road hazards.

Notable practitioners

Daralyn Durie is a highly regarded litigator who regularly represents technology sector companies in complex patent disputes. Peers say she is "an awesome lawyer and a great strategist," with others adding: "She is a tough and well-prepared examiner."

Mark Lemley is a well-known patent litigator, described as "a tremendous thinker" by market sources. He is also highlighted for his notable expertise in appellate proceedings.

The "excellent" Ragesh Tangri "enjoys a very good reputation" for his skill in handling a range of contentious IP proceedings. His areas of expertise include trade secrets disputes, copyright issues and patent infringement claims.

Sonal Mehta is well regarded for her skill handling a range of IP litigation matters, with notable expertise on patent infringement disputes. She has considerable experience representing market-leading technology companies.

Sonali Maitra is an IP litigator with notable experience handling hi-tech disputes for leading internet services companies. She also offers strength across complex copyright and trademark infringement matters.

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Fenwick & West LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Offers strategic and practical counsel on the management of IP portfolios and has a deep bench of technically knowledgeable patent prosecutors. Adept assistance for filings, clearance searches and due diligence needs for corporate transactions. Active in contentious patent, trademark and copyright proceedings as well as collaboration and licensing agreements.

Strengths Interviewees say: "The team is very professional, with excellent support staff and very knowledgeable client-facing associates and partners."

One client reports: "I am very satisfied with Fenwick. The firm is responsive and has attorneys with the technical knowledge to perform outstanding work."

Work highlights Successfully acted for Zillow in its appellate action against LendingTree. The client faced claims of patent infringement related to methods of arranging financial loans online.

Successfully defended Amazon.com against a Federal Circuit patent infringement action by Affinity Labs of Texas related to the digital streaming of music.

Notable practitioners

Sally Abel is "very well respected and highly regarded" by peers for her skill across trademark litigation and portfolio management matters. Her areas of expertise include IP aspects of corporate transactions, brand protection strategies and new filing matters.

Andrew Bridges is an IP litigator praised by sources for his "deep knowledge" across a range of disputes. He is particularly noted for his strong strategic counsel on copyright matters involving online platforms. He also offers effective assistance in the management and protection of IP portfolios.

David Hayes is a "smart and experienced" attorney who maintains a "stellar reputation" for his abilities handling contentious and non-contentious IP matters. His areas of strength include patent and copyright infringement disputes, IP portfolio management issues and due diligence concerns for corporate transactions.

Rajiv Patel focuses his practice on the management of hi-tech patent portfolios including prosecution and transactional matters. Clients say: "He is very business savvy and practical in his approach to counseling. He is also very dependable in delivering legal services on time and of a very high quality."

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Fenwick & West represents many of the world’s most innovative companies with their most important litigation, prosecution and transactional matters across the entire spectrum of intellectual property. Fenwick’s intense focus on strategic intellectual property advisory services and execution is integral to our success in all of the services we offer to leading technology and life science companies. The firm serves clients ranging from solo entrepreneurs to the largest and best-known companies. Our core areas of focus in intellectual property include copyright, patent, trade secrets and trademarks, combining deep subject matter expertise with industry knowledge and a practical, business-centric perspective.

  • Global Reach: Recent advice and coordination of regional counsel regarding legal matters, risks, or transactions across the globe including in Australia, Canada, China, the European Union (including France, Germany, Netherlands and Spain), India, Iceland, Israel, Korea, Japan and Mexico.
  • United States Reach: Representation of clients across the country from our offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle, and now New York; we also litigate coast to coast with active pending litigation in courts including the courts of California, District of Columbia, Michigan, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

 

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Fish & Richardson PC - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Well-known name for IP portfolio management matters, including trademark filings and the development of protection strategies. Also able to act in contentious proceedings including patent invalidation actions and the defense of infringement allegations. Clients include educational institutions, health companies and software firms. Demonstrates additional ability acting for pharmaceutical sector clients, including in ANDA litigation.

Strengths Sources say: "They do IP well; it is their heart and soul and they give it all. The firm is very proficient in this area and can provide really excellent advice."

Work highlights Acted for Gilead Sciences in its appellate action against Idenix Pharmaceutical. The proceedings affirmed that the client had invented a new hepatitis C treatment and would be granted the patent to protect it.

Successfully defended Microsoft in its long-running patent infringement dispute with Parallel Networks Licensing. The case involved the protection of methods and apparatuses used in customized website design.

Notable practitioners

Juanita Brooks is a well-known patent litigator with expertise handling life sciences and hi-tech patent disputes. She is noted for her strength in ANDA cases and proceedings related to FRAND technology. Peers remark: "She is fantastic; a true trial litigator," with one adding that "she is a staple in our industry."

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Provides strategic and effective litigation counsel for hi-tech and life sciences companies. Assists with patent and copyright infringement allegations, as well as post-grant reviews at the USPTO. Offers additional strength handling trade secrets misappropriation claims and inventorship disputes. Also recognized for its assistance with appellate and ITC proceedings.

Strengths One client says: "Gibson are outstanding; their services are first rate."

Work highlights Acted for Depomed on its ANDA patent action against three generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in relation to its principal opioid pain medication drug, Nucynta.

Successfully defended Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Lifescan against a patent infringement claim by Roche related to its blood glucose monitoring products.

Notable practitioners

Wayne Barsky is an experienced litigator with "really good business acumen and subject matter expertise," who handles patent infringement disputes, often for technology and life sciences sector clients. He offers additional strength across contentious copyright matters.

William Rooklidge is a litigator with significant trial experience who focuses his practice on handling complex patent infringement litigation. Clients say: "He is fabulous; he provides very practical, informative advice and is incredibly easy to work with."

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Irell & Manella LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Market-leading IP litigation practice prized for its bench of experienced courtroom attorneys and its experience in patent and copyright infringement disputes. Additional strength for contentious trade secrets, trademark, licensing and inventorship cases. Skilled at representing clients in ITC and PTAB proceedings. Often engaged by leading technology and life sciences companies to appear in high-profile litigation.

Strengths Interviewees say: "The team always provides truly exceptional results. They are very skilled litigators who operate many moves ahead of their opponents."

Clients report: "They provide great strategic and long-term business advice. We trust them to put our interests ahead of their own."

Work highlights Represented Immersion in its patent enforcement action against Apple and AT&T. The case related to the use of haptic touch-screen technology in smart-phones, tablet computers and wearable technology.

Acted for Skechers USA in its defense of an ITC action initiated by Converse in relation to the design of its Chuck Taylor shoe line.

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David Nimmer enjoys a "great reputation" and is highly regarded for the depth of his copyright expertise. He has significant experience advising technology and media companies on complex disputes. Clients say: "We are very happy with him – he provides excellent copyright advice."

Morgan Chu is acclaimed as "a force in litigation" and is sought after for his skill representing household names in technology and life sciences patent disputes. Clients say: "He is strategic, has strong courtroom skills, a calming demeanor and a good bedside manner."

David Gindler is a litigator who regularly acts for life sciences companies in patent and misappropriation of trade secrets disputes. Clients say: "He is thorough, very creative and a tremendous oral advocate," adding: "He is a very strong strategic thinker too."

Benjamin Hattenbach is an experienced IP practitioner with notable expertise in handling patent infringement claims. He is well regarded by peers, who praise his "intellect and work ethic."

Jason Sheasby is an experienced litigator who handles an array of IP disputes, including misuse of trade secrets and patent infringement matters. One client says: "He is pragmatic in his advice and highly creative. He is one of the most responsive and attentive lawyers we work with."

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Jones Day - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for A leading name for IP portfolio management in the life sciences space, especially in biotechnology. Adept at patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate analyses and IP transactions. Also assists clients with patent, copyright, trade dress and trade secrets disputes. Skilled handling post-grant reviews at the PTAB, often acting for pharmaceutical and hi-tech clients.

Strengths One client says: "They are a very strong, responsible and personable team," adding: "They are our first choice for patent prosecution advice."

Interviewees praise the firm as "a very professional group with plenty of resources it can engage to meet the needs of the client."

Work highlights Acted for Merck & Co. subsidiary Idenix Pharmaceuticals in its patent enforcement action against Gilead Sciences. The high-value $2.54 billion litigation related to the active ingredient used in a group of Hepatitis C medications.

Successfully defended SAP America in a series of PTAB inter partes reviews against Wellogix related to computer software used in oilfield machinery. The client faced allegations of patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation.

Notable practitioners

Anthony Insogna is a life sciences patent prosecutor with significant experience handling complex infringement claims, Hatch-Waxman disputes and PTAB inter partes reviews. One client says: "He is very creative, strategic and thoughtful in looking for new ideas to build IP portfolios."

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Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for High-caliber practice widely recognized for its representation of clients in trade secrets misuse and patent infringement cases. Also recognized for its expertise in trademark and copyright disputes. Praised for its team of high-quality courtroom advocates.

Strengths One interviewee says: "Their attorneys are prepared, knowledgeable, thoughtful and responsive," going on to add that "they are wonderful at balancing big-picture concerns with smaller-picture issues on each particular case."

Sources say: "The firm is a powerhouse for litigation and has done a great job in the market."

Notable practitioners

Robert Van Nest is a "preeminent trial lawyer" who receives acclaim for his "tremendous success" handling high-profile patent disputes for hi-tech companies. Commentators say: "He is just a one-of-a-kind; a class act and a great all-rounder."

Jeffrey Chanin is a proficient litigator with notable trial experience across a range of complex patent and copyright disputes. He offers additional expertise in handling trade secrets misappropriation matters.

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Acts for clients in a range of contentious matters including patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets cases. Also assists with post-grant proceedings and disputes involving RAND licensing matters. Receives particular recognition for its representation of hi-tech companies and life sciences sector clients. Offers experience handling ANDA litigation and IP disputes with significant antitrust aspects.

Strengths One client reports: "They operate with the highest level of skill and professionalism," adding :"We are grateful for their expert representation."

Work highlights Defended Zebra Enterprise Solutions against high-profile misuse of confidential information, breach of contract and unfair competition claims brought by Lynx System Developers. The dispute related to real-time sports player location tracking technology.

Acted for Intel in its defence of a set of patent infringement claims by non-practicing entity, Future Link Systems. The case related to computer chip technology sold by the client.

Notable practitioners

Adam Alper provides skilled representation to hi-tech companies in patent infringement and trade secret disputes. Sources say: "He is a very talented attorney and an effective communicator," with others adding that "Adam is excellent and persuasive in court."

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Kirkland's Intellectual Property Law Practice is one of the oldest such practices in a full-service firm in the country, having been an integral part of Kirkland since 1925. Located in the Firm's Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. offices, Kirkland has approximately 230 intellectual property lawyers who are experienced in a variety of technical disciplines and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. More than 70 percent of the lawyers are engineers and scientists trained with degrees and professional backgrounds in technical areas.


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Latham & Watkins LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Practice with a national footprint highlighted for its regular presence in district court, appellate and PTAB proceedings. Offers effective representation in contentious copyright, trademark, trade secrets and patent proceedings. Provides skilled counsel to hi-tech and life sciences companies on inter partes reviews. Noted for the defense of clients against infringement claims brought by nonpracticing entities. Also distinguished for its abilities handling TTAB opposition proceedings and IP disputes with notable antitrust aspects.

Strengths Clients remark: "The team has excellent litigators who provide common sense approaches to problems. They are efficient and obtain great results."

One client reports: "They are excellent lawyers providing top-notch service."

Work highlights Defended Symantec against patent infringement claims brought by Intellectual Ventures. The case related to computer security software patents.

Acted for online classified advertisements company Craigslist on its trademark infringement and cybersquatting claims against TheTreasury.com related to the use of the mark "Craigpay."

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Douglas Lumish is described as "a tremendous talent and a very strong lawyer" by market sources. He is well known for his abilities handling high-value hi-tech patent disputes. Clients say: "He is a great litigator who is very efficient and provides practical advice that businesses appreciate when resolving disputes."

Ron Shulman focuses his practice on the representation of hi-tech companies in high-value patent infringement litigation. He also offers expertise in handling Hatch-Waxman disputes in the life sciences space.

Perry Viscounty is a trademark specialist who offers experience across a range of issues, including infringement claims, cybersquatting disputes and TTAB opposition actions. Clients report: "We are extremely impressed; his knowledge of IP law, negotiating skills and experience are all key," adding: "He is extremely responsive to all requests."

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Experienced handling inter partes reviews, trade secret misuse allegations and the defense of infringement claims made by nonpracticing entities. Noted for its patent prosecution and patent counseling services. Particularly highlighted for its deep expertise in the life sciences sector, including in biotechnology and biosimilars. Also advises technology clients on patent and copyright cases. Offers additional expertise in IP commercialization transactions, including licensing agreement matters.

Strengths One client reports: "The team is very professional, confident, detail-driven and puts a lot of time and effort into servicing our needs."

Work highlights Represented the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research in its appellate patent infringement action related to cochlear implants. The proceedings affirmed the district court's original damages verdict for the organization.

Defended Olympus against patent infringement claims made by Pabst Licensing concerning technology used in all of the client's digital cameras and recording devices.

Notable practitioners

Dion Bregman is a patent prosecutor with experience advising on the management of hi-tech patent portfolios and PTAB inter partes reviews. One interviewee says: "He is very strong technically, strong on strategy and has really good client skills."

Richard de Bodo is noted his skill representing hi-tech and life sciences companies in patent infringement claims. He also offers expertise in Hatch-Waxman proceedings. One client says: "I have been very impressed by him. He is a very sharp negotiator and a true professional who always wants more for his clients."

Brent Hawkins has experience advising across a range of patent, trademark and trade disputes. He is also skilled in post-grant reviews at both the PTAB and TTAB.

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With more than 170 lawyers in 17 offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia, Morgan Lewis has one of the largest and most diverse Intellectual Property (IP) practices of any full-service law firm in the world. We have a unified practice across our global offices, and our practice is well balanced across prosecution, transactions, and litigation. The size and breadth of our practice, coupled with our geographic and subject-matter balance, ensures we have the talent to match most needs.

Top Patent Prosecution Practice. We have an exceptional patent prosecution practice, representing many of the world’s leading technology companies, such as Apple, Google, Facebook, HP Inc., LG, and Tencent, as well as many of the top pharmaceutical and life sciences companies.

Elite Litigation Practice. Our litigators are experienced in litigating and trying high-stakes IP disputes including patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade secrets, and IP licensing.

Sophisticated ITC Practice. We regularly represent clients in complex IP disputes before the International Trade Commission (ITC).

Leading USPTO Postgrant Proceeding Practice. We are proficient at handling postgrant proceedings at the USPTO.

Leading Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secrets Practice. We have been recognized for having a leading trademark, copyright, and trade secrets practice.

Dedicated Licensing Practice. We advise clients on all aspects of technology transactions.

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Morrison & Foerster LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for A go-to practice for patent and copyright litigation, which offers a deep roster of talented courtroom advocates. Additional proficiency handling contentious matters arising from misuse of confidential information allegations and trademark infringement claims. Also enjoys an excellent reputation for its handling of IPRs and counsel on IP portfolio management. Experienced advising on licensing and collaboration agreements as well as transactional IP due diligence concerns.

Strengths One client says: "I have been very impressed with their sophistication in the IP area. This is combined with an exceptional level of client service. I trust them with the most significant matters."

Another clients reports: "The attorneys are very smart, extremely responsive and hard-working," adding that "the work product is very good."

Work highlights Defended Uber against high-profile allegations of trade secrets misappropriation brought by Google subsidiary, Waymo. The disputes arose concerning the use of LiDAR technology in autonomous vehicles.

Represented VMware in the defense of a copyright infringement claim by software developer Phoenix Technologies. The plaintiffs alleged breach of a software licensing agreement related to server virtualization products.

Notable practitioners

Michael Jacobs is an "extremely smart, articulate and professional" patent litigator who receives plaudits for his "uncanny ability to connect with both the judge and jury." He also offers notable strength handling trade secrets matters and copyright infringement disputes.

Catherine Polizzi is a patent prosecutor who centers her practice on advising a range of life sciences companies on IP portfolio management matters. Clients say: "She pays tremendous attention to detail, is very knowledgeable, very proactive and provides comprehensive results in a timely manner."

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Morrison & Foerster is an IP powerhouse, representing clients in their complex patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, and IP transaction matters. Clients come to us for our ability to combine market-changing IP experience with scientific and technical expertise on a global scale.

We are adept at resolving disputes short of trial, but when cases do see the inside of a courtroom, the prowess of our litigators is second to none. Our 125 IP litigators include top trial and appellate lawyers in the U.S. and Asia. Meanwhile, our global patent prosecution group is the largest of any general practice firm, with 65 Ph.D. in technology and life sciences.

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O'Melveny & Myers LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Experienced representing hi-tech clients in litigation arising from patent infringement claims made by nonpracticing entities. Also assists entertainment and apparel companies on contentious soft IP matters, including copyright ownership disputes. Noted for its excellent track record handling post-grant reviews. Additional capabilities across trade secrets and trademark infringement matters.

Strengths One client says: "The team is fantastic; they are our go-to for high-stakes IP litigation."

One client says: "I trust the firm with my highest-risk and highest-value cases."

Work highlights Acted for Mentor Graphic in its appellate patent enforcement action against Synopsys, affirming the verdict of willful infringement.

Represented grocery chain Trader Joe's in its trademark infringement action against Pirate Joe's, a Canadian 'gray market' vendor. The dispute regarded the resale of goods originally sold by the plaintiff.

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Darin Snyder is an "excellent IP litigator" say sources, who recognize him for his experience representing hi-tech companies and manufacturers across a range of patent, copyright and misuse of trade secrets disputes. Sources say: "He is good in the courtroom and works his tail off for clients."

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Notable expertise in trade secrets misuse investigations and in digital copyright matters. Also assists clients with IP enforcement proceedings and patent infringement disputes. Also highlighted for its expert handling of post-grant reviews at the PTAB.

Work highlights Acted for Bosch in its patent enforcement actions against Medtronic subsidiary, Cardiocom. The disputes related to technology for the remote monitoring of patients.

Defended CoorsTek Medical against a trade dress infringement claim by CeramTec in relation to the use of the color pink on hip implant products.

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Jared Bobrow is regarded by peers as "one of the brightest lawyers you will ever meet" and is notable for his expertise handling hi-tech patent litigation, including Federal Circuit proceedings and IPRs. Clients say: "He is a skilled advocate, extremely well prepared and provides the highest-quality work product." He recently joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Annette Hurst is a highly regarded IP litigator who is highlighted for her strength in complex copyright disputes, often acting for technology sector clients. Clients say: "She is a very well-known authority in copyright law, a great advocate and a great trial lawyer."

Clement Roberts is a skilled litigator who acts for hi-tech companies in complex IP disputes. One source says: "He is a strong lawyer who is very articulate," with another adding that "he is super-smart; his brain works in overdrive."

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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for A leading practice for complex and highly publicized patent infringement disputes, particularly in the hi-tech space. Highlighted for its courtroom advocacy, including in cases with significant FRAND aspects and in proceedings initiated by patent assertion entities. Adept at PTAB, ITC and appellate proceedings. Also provides skilled counsel for contentious trademark matters and for cases arising from misappropriation of trade secrets allegations. Offers notable capabilities assisting with trade dress, copyright and inventorship litigation.

Strengths Source acknowledge the team's excellent courtroom skills.

Work highlights Acted for Varian Medical Systems in its patent enforcement action against Elekta AB and affiliates. The litigation concerned radiotherapy equipment for oncology treatments.

Successfully defended Novatel Wireless and Verizon against a patent infringement claim made by Carucel Investments. The case involved technology allowing devices to connect to the internet using WiFi via cellular connection points.

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Claude Stern is a highly regarded litigator with experience handling a range of copyright, trademark and patent infringement cases, as well as misuse of trade secrets disputes.

Charles Verhoeven is a well-known litigator who represents household names in hi-tech patent infringement and misuse of confidential information proceedings.

Kevin Johnson receives plaudits for his strength in a range of IP litigation, often representing hi-tech and life sciences companies in patent litigation proceedings. He also assists with contentious trade secrets, copyright and trademark matters.

Sean Pak is an experienced patent litigator, noted for his skill handling complex disputes and ITC proceedings, often for technology sector clients.

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Ropes & Gray LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Highlighted for its strategic approach to multijurisdictional patent infringement disputes and post-grant reviews at the PTAB. Counsels clients on the IP aspects of corporate transactions, complex commercial licensing and collaboration negotiations and international opposition actions. Also advises on patent prosecution, digital rights and privacy matters. Noted expertise handling IP matters for technology and life sciences sector clients.

Strengths One market source says: "It is an excellent firm; we worked very closely with them and couldn't fault the quality of their representation."

Work highlights Acted for Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1, a Japanese government-backed IP portfolio company, in its patent enforcement action against Broadcom related to semiconductor and processor technology.

Counseled LA BioMed and UCLA on the IP aspects of the sale of its royalty rights to Kybella, a fat reduction product used for the treatment of submental fullness.

Notable practitioners

James Batchelder is an experienced trial attorney who acts for hi-tech companies in patent litigation, including in ITC and PTAB proceedings. Sources say: "He is a lawyer of exceptional intellect and technical talent which creates a devastating combination in litigation and the courtroom."

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For over 150 years, our global intellectual property group has provided clients across the world with a broad spectrum of IP services, handling cutting-edge cases, transactions and other strategic matters from six offices in key cities across the United States – Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. and four international offices in London, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Seoul. On the ground across three different continents, our intellectual property professionals provide clients with around-the-clock, top-tier IP support on an international stage.

To learn more about our practice, please visit: https://www.ropesgray.com/practices/intellectual-property.aspx

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Sidley Austin LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Fields trial counsel experienced in handling Hatch-Waxman cases, actions involving Standard Essential Patents, misuse of trade secrets allegations and copyright ownership disputes. Exhibits additional strength across biosimilars litigation and PTAB inter partes reviews. Impressive client list which includes household names in the technology industry and high-profile biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

Strengths Clients enthuse: "The team has a very talented and integrated cross-office team with strong leadership at the top."

Work highlights Successfully defended Microsoft against a patent infringement claim by Biscotti concerning technology to allow for the conducting of video calls on television screens.

Assisted Amgen subsidiary Immunex with its patent enforcement action against Sandoz concerning the creation of a biosimilar etanercept product, an autoimmune disease treatment.

Notable practitioners

Michael Bettinger is "a very good trial attorney" who is well regarded for his experience handling hi-tech patent infringement and validity disputes for household name clients. He is noted for his depth of expertise across disputes involving FRAND telecommunications patents.

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Regularly sought out by cutting-edge electronics and life sciences companies to assist with district court and appellate proceedings arising from patent infringement allegations. Also highlighted for its counsel on USPTO inter partes reviews. Additionally demonstrates skill handling complex inventorship disputes.

Strengths Clients say: "The attorneys are superb in terms of strategy, writing briefs, and oral advocacy."

Work highlights Acted for Stanford University in appellate litigation against the Chinese University of Hong Kong before the Federal Circuit. The dispute concerned who invented a innovative non-invasive prenatal Down's Syndrome test, with the court reversing the decision in the client's favor.

Defended RainDance Technologies and the University of Chicago in an inter partes review initiated by 10X Genomics in response to a patent infringement claims made by the client.

Notable practitioners

Edward Reines is a "great strategic lawyer" who is highlighted for his skilled handling of appellate patent infringement proceedings. Clients say: "He is a very good writer and oral advocate," adding that "he is a very quick study and delivers top-grade service."

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WilmerHale - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Highlighted for its abilities handling hi-tech patent infringement proceedings and ANDA cases. Effective counsel for inter partes reviews and cybersquatting disputes with contentious trademark aspects. Also handles IP licensing disputes and claims of trade secret misappropriation. Additionally skilled in representation for PTAB and ITC proceedings.

Strengths One client says: "The team is excellent; they are a go-to firm for advice, appellate work and IPRs."

Work highlights Represented Khosla Ventures and Cogenra Solar in their trade secrets misappropriation action against Solar City and Silevo related to solar energy technology.

Notable practitioners

Mark Selwyn is a well-known IP litigator with expertise representing technology sector clients in patent infringement disputes and contentious copyright proceedings. Sources report: "He is hard-working, strategic and knowledgeable."

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IP Litigation

Our IP Litigation Practice features a premier litigation team backed by the academic and industry experience of more than 120 lawyers and technology specialists with scientific or technical degrees. We have successfully grown our reputation as an IP litigation powerhouse by delivering trial and appellate victories to a diverse client base, and by playing a major role in shaping intellectual property law including in newer areas such as post-grant review proceedings under the American Invents Act and the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act. WilmerHale lawyers have substantial experience trying IP cases in the district courts nationwide, at the US International Trade Commission and before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the US Supreme Court.

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Our Intellectual Property Department has one of the most successful post-grant proceedings practices, provides clients with strategic advice around the acquisition, exploitation, and protection of their intellectual property portfolios, and boasts 60 lawyers and technology specialists registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. In the last two years, our patent prosecution team filed 4,070 US and foreign patent applications, including 50 design patent applications, and obtained 1,717 US and foreign patents for clients. WilmerHale IP lawyers are currently responsible for over 10,000 active patent assets.

To learn more, visit: https://www.wilmerhale.com/intellectual_property/

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Multifaceted practice singled out for its representation of clients in complex patent litigation and copyright disputes. Offers expert counsel on the management of IP portfolios, including with patent prosecution and due diligence for corporate transactions. Also advises on licensing and collaboration agreement negotiations.

Work highlights Successfully defended Aerohive Networks against a patent infringement claim by Chrimar Systems. The dispute arose in relation to wireless access points and networking equipment technology.

Acted for Dropbox in the defense of a trademark infringement claim brought by Thru related to the usage of the term "Dropbox."

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David Kramer is recognized for his experience handling complex copyright litigation, often involving online platform matters. He is also noted for his abilities in handling trademark infringement claims.

Vern Norviel is well known for his expertise in advising a range of life sciences sector clients on IP portfolios management and patent prosecution matters.

Edward Poplawski is recognized by peers for his skilled handling of patent infringement disputes. He also offers experience advising on trade secret claims as well as contentious trademark and copyright matters.

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