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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. Also provides advice on IP portfolio protection strategy. In January 2017, Kaye Scholer merged with Arnold & Porter to form Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer.

Strengths One source says the firm's attorneys are "extraordinarily responsive and effective."

Clients highlight the practice's "amazing work" and "excellent turnaround times."

Work highlights Defended Elan Pharmaceuticals at appeal in relation to a patent infringement case originally brought by the Alzheimer's Institute of America. The underlying case concerned a genetic mutation related to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Continues to provide counsel to the estate of Prince Rogers Nelson on copyright infringement, trademark enforcement and breach of contract actions.

Significant clients Google, Olympus America, DISH Network, AAT Bioquest, Cypress Semiconductor.

Notable practitioners

Michael Malecek is admired for his "excellent judgment" and "ability to implement winning strategies." He is seasoned counsel for hi-tech and life sciences patent infringement disputes and offers ability assisting with PTAB invalidation attempts. Sources say: "He is a real talent: personable, responsive and super-smart."

Ginger Dreger is "very well regarded" among peers and is praised for her "excellent service" by clients. She has a focus on patent prosecution in the biotechnology, medical devices and pharmaceutical fields.

Marty Glick is a "respected and well-known practitioner," according to peers. He is active in both copyright and trademark infringement litigation.

Clients are impressed by Ronald Johnston's "analytical skills, wisdom and strategic thinking," and say: "He's very easy to talk to and has a very calm demeanor, which is helpful in difficult situations." He is well known for his work in domain name registration issues and copyright cases, in both the technology and entertainment sectors.

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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: "The firm is excellent: a first-class service with lawyers who are very smart, engaging and always available."

Sources say it is a "strong team" with "good stand-up trial lawyers."

Work highlights Successfully represented Amplidata in its patent infringement dispute against competitor Cleversafe concerning computer memory storage technology.

Acted for Facebook on its PTAB patent invalidation action against an online messaging patent, arising out of an infringement claim brought by EveryMD.

Significant clients Gevo, King.com, SpaceX, Varian Medical Systems, Gilead Sciences.

Notable practitioners

Heidi Keefe is a well-known presence in the market and is active representing digital media companies in complex patent litigation proceedings. Clients say: "She is very good in the courtroom: she has a good presence and a good demeanor. She is very smart."

Peers "think highly of" Michael Rhodes, while clients comment that he "is excellent in the courtroom and the boardroom, very practical and always delivers excellent litigation strategies." He is distinguished for his abilities handling software patent infringement matters.

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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. Also handles misuse of trade secrets, inventorship and licensing disputes.

Strengths Clients appreciate "the quality of the work and brief writing, as well as the creative solutions" the team provides.

Clients say: "We are super-impressed with their work product."

Work highlights Represented Carnegie Institute of Washington in an inventorship dispute related to RNA interference technology, which won a Nobel Prize in 2006.

Acted for OpenTV in defense of a patent infringement suit brought by Yahoo!.

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Robert Haslam handles hi-tech patent infringement disputes involving NPEs and ITC investigations. One interviewee reports: "He is an exceptional oral advocate and his presence in the courtroom is really spectacular."

Robert Fram is a well-regarded patent litigator who also handles copyright infringement claims and licensing disputes. Clients say: "His ability to navigate both litigation and in-house corporate issues is superb."

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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. Also assists with Patent Office matters, including post-grant reviews and patent prosecution. Additional strength in trademark registration and licensing agreements.

Strengths Clients say the practice has "results-oriented and pragmatic lawyers," adding that the team "is very service-oriented and has good commercial instincts."

Clients say: "They are very practical and thoughtful about what works best for our business."

Work highlights Advised Samsung Electronics and Silicon Laboratories on an ITC investigation arising from a patent infringement claim made by Cresta Technology concerning television tuners.

Represented Isola in its patent infringement action against Taiwan Union Technology concerning computer circuit board components.

Significant clients HP, Toshiba, Venus Concept, Nike, Becton Dickinson.

Notable practitioners

The "very smart" Lisa Haile is a patent prosecutor who enjoys a strong reputation for her abilities advising on the management of life sciences IP portfolios. She is also highlighted for her counsel on patentability queries and IP due diligence for corporate transactions.

Peers have "the highest respect for" John Allcock, a "highly skilled" practitioner who is distinguished for his representation of electronics companies in the defense of patent infringement claims. He is experienced advising on proceedings involving NPEs.

Esteemed as an "excellent litigator," Mark Fowler is experienced in electronics patent infringement disputes. Clients report: "He is a strong oral advocate who is dedicated, smart and extremely hard-working."

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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.

Strengths Clients say: "Everybody in the practice is super-smart. You always get the sense that they all really know what they are doing; they are very experienced and very practical. The advice is tailored to our business, and it's all actionable."

Sources say the firm has a "fabulous concentration of really good lawyers."

Value for money Sources say the firm provides "exceptional value."

Work highlights Successfully represented Twitter in a patent infringement dispute with Easyweb Innovations concerning methods of verifying content uploaded to devices.

Defended Genentech in a patent invalidation action by Eli Lilly and BMS concerning its 'Cabilly' patents, which are directed to the synthetic production of antibodies.

Significant clients Google, Amazon.com, Netflix, Twitter, Solazyme.

Notable practitioners

Michael Page is a well-known trademark specialist who is distinguished for his representation of media and software companies in litigation. Clients say: "He has excellent ability and is able to treat sensitive and difficult issues well. He takes an excellent stance on matters when a lot is at stake."

Daralyn Durie is a "really fantastic" litigator, adept at handling high-value patent disputes as well as contentious copyright matters. Sources say: "She is a trusted adviser who combines a deep understanding of the law with a practical, common sense approach."

"Thought leader" Mark Lemley is a "very impressive" patent litigator praised for his handling of appellate proceedings. Clients report: "He is just amazing. He knows the law so well and knows how to present it well. He does a great job."

Ragesh Tangri is a well-regarded trial lawyer who has noted experience assisting with software copyright infringement and trade secrets misuse claims. Peers have "a very high regard for him" and comment that they "would not hesitate to refer a client to him in a conflict."

Clement Roberts is a patent litigator who is highlighted for his abilities acting for hi-tech companies in the defense of infringement allegations. He has noted experience assisting with proceedings initiated by NPEs.

Sonali Maitra is a rising presence in the market with abilities handling a range of contentious IP proceedings arising from patent, trademark and copyright infringement claims as well as trade secrets misuse allegations. One client says: "I think the world of her. I have been blown away by how great she is."

Sonal Mehta is a "talented" and "incredibly smart" litigator who is recommended for her representation of video game manufacturers in electronics patent infringement disputes. Interviewees report: "She provides intellectually rigorous strategies, is great on her feet and has a great presence in court."

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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. Active in contentious patent, trademark and copyright proceedings as well as collaboration and licensing agreements.

Strengths Clients use the team because of its "ability to handle projects efficiently and in a very short period of time." They also appreciate that "they look at the whole picture and find the solution."

Clients say: "They give me practical advice I can actually implement, and they are very solution-oriented."

Work highlights Advised casual gaming company Supercell on the defense of a patent eligibility suit initiated by Everglades Game Technologies concerning a method of altering the odds of winning.

Successfully defended consumer electronics manufacturer Fitbit against a trademark infringement claim made by Fitbug, a UK-based enterprise in the same field.

Significant clients Facebook, LinkedIn, Symantec, LG Electronics, Cisco Systems.

Notable practitioners

Regarded as "one of the best" trademark lawyers in California, Sally Abel is particularly distinguished for her wealth of experience handling trademark litigation. She is noted for her handling of highly complex proceedings, including multijurisdictional actions.

Andrew Bridges is a "very prominent and prolific lawyer" who provides high-quality counsel on copyright disputes. His recent activity also includes defending against trademark and unfair competition allegations.

David Hayes is a "consistently excellent" litigator who enjoys attention for his representation of software companies in copyright disputes. He is also noted for his capabilities assisting with IP due diligence for corporate transactions. One client says: "I have never met anyone who understands IP as deeply as David does."

Rajiv Patel is a "very successful and highly thought of" patent prosecutor who is distinguished for his expertise in digital platforms and the management of IP portfolios. Commentators say: "He is very, very tactical and pragmatic."

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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 education institutions, health companies and software firms.

Strengths Interviewees report the team is "just excellent across the board."

Clients are "impressed with the quality of the work" that the firm provides.

Work highlights Represented bed linen manufacturer Sheex in its patent infringement action against three separate companies regarding its performance sheet products.

Significant clients Google, Medical Care, Evidation Health, Impossible Foods, Power Integrations.

Notable practitioners

The "very impressive" Juanita Brooks enjoys an "excellent reputation" for her abilities acting for life sciences companies in complex patent litigation proceedings. She is particularly recognized for her experience in Hatch-Waxman disputes.

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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. Also recognized for its assistance with ITC proceedings.

Strengths One client says: "They know how to get a case resolved efficiently, whether it be through trial, appeal or sitting down with the other side. They have a great sense for reaching resolution, which is often the road to victory."

Clients say: "It is great to work with them. They are great business partners and collaborators."

Work highlights Achieved summary judgment in favor of Medtronic in a patent infringement action initiated by Medgraph, concerning remote monitoring technology for chronic ailments.

Defended Merck-Serono, Pfizer, EMD Serono and Merck KGaA against a patent infringement claim by Biogen concerning the product Rebif, a DMD for relapsing multiple sclerosis.

Significant clients LiveJournal, T-Mobile, HP, St. Jude Medical, Allergan.

Notable practitioners

Wayne Barsky is a "well-respected" litigator who handles electronic and medical device patent infringement cases, including actions initiated by NPEs. One source reports: "His availability is always great and his oral argument blew me away. He is well prepared, eloquent and succinct."

Clients have a "lot of confidence" in William Rooklidge and appreciate the "unique perspective" on patent litigation that his decades of experience afford. He is distinguished for the quality of his representation in courtroom proceedings.

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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, licensing and inventorship cases. Skilled at representing clients in ITC and PTAB proceedings.

Strengths Interviewees highlight the team's "exceptional grasp of the law," its "creative solutions" and "truly spectacular" counsel.

Sources say the practice "exceeds expectations both in terms of results and in terms of strategic advice for complex issues."

Work highlights Successfully represented the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation in its patent infringement action against Apple concerning the design of computer chips for telecommunications devices. The plaintiffs received a jury verdict of $234 million in damages.

Defended Ariosa Diagnostics in a Supreme Court proceeding arising from a patent infringement claim by Sequenom concerning a prenatal DNA test for genetic abnormalities.

Significant clients Gilead Sciences, Immersion, CBS, T-Mobile, Synaptics.

Notable practitioners

Lauded as "a truly outstanding lawyer," Morgan Chu is a leading figure for high-profile patent litigation matters involving hi-tech and life sciences clients. He impresses with his depth of technical and legal expertise, and sources describe him as a "superstar" who is "very skilled" and "very talented."

Of counsel David Nimmer is acclaimed as a "luminary" and an "excellent lawyer" who, peers say, "deserves all the recognition that he gets." He is known for his expert counsel on complex copyright disputes.

David Gindler stands out for his counsel to medical device and biotechnology companies in patent infringement litigation. He is also highlighted for his guidance on licensing agreements and the protection of trade secrets.

Benjamin Hattenbach is a "very intelligent" litigator who is applauded for his "exceptional grasp of the law" and ability to deliver "creative solutions and results." He assists with hi-tech patent disputes.

Jason Sheasby is praised for his experience assisting with hi-tech and life sciences patent disputes, including infringement and invalidation actions. Clients say: "His ability to build cases with complex subject matters is a thing of beauty. He is the real deal."

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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.

Strengths Clients say the team is "excellent: organized, responsive and efficient."

Clients say: "They are very experienced in the pharmaceutical field and have great subject expertise."

Work highlights Co-counsel for AbbVie in its defense of USPTO post-grant proceedings initiated by Amgen concerning the validity of patents protecting Humira, a TNF inhibitor.

Continues to provide counsel to Chevron Oronite on the management of its global patent portfolio for its lubricant and fuel performance enhancement additives.

Significant clients Celgene, GreatCall, Idenix Pharmaceuticals, SanDisk, Xilinx.

Notable practitioners

The "very experienced and knowledgeable" Anthony Insogna is applauded for his "practical and pragmatic" counsel to biotechnology clients on patent prosecution needs, inter partes reviews and transactional IP matters. Clients say they "very much value his opinions and his recommendations."

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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 Clients say that "it is a true bet-the-company trial firm" and that the team does an "amazing job."

Sources say the firm has an "excellent set of lawyers" and that there is "no weak link anywhere in the practice."

Work highlights Acted for Qualcomm in an ITC patent dispute with NVIDIA regarding technology controlling graphics processing units.

Advised Google on the settlement of its multi-patent dispute with Skyhook Wireless, concerning location-positioning software used in smartphones.

Significant clients Arista Networks, Netflix, Pure Storage, Amazon.

Notable practitioners

The "phenomenal" Robert Van Nest is admired for his "great work ethic," "strong record of success" and "terrific" courtroom performance in "bet-the-company" cases. He is sought after for hi-tech patent litigation disputes.

Jeffrey Chanin is regarded as a "great trial lawyer" who is distinguished for his expertise in misuse of trade secrets allegations. He also advises on copyright and patent infringement claims.

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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 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.

Strengths Sources say the attorneys are "smart, strategic thinkers, responsive, hard-working and easy to work with," adding: "The client service is second to none."

Clients report the lawyers are "truly brilliant tacticians in the courtroom."

Work highlights Successfully defended Samsung Electronics against Cascades Computer Innovation in a patent infringement case related to smartphone technology.

Represented medical device manufacturer Warsaw Orthopedic in its patent infringement action against NuVasive.

Significant clients Intel, Cisco Systems, Los Angeles Orthopaedic Center, Zebra Technologies, Energy Labs.

Notable practitioners

Michael De Vries is a hi-tech and pharmaceuticals patent litigator who is highlighted for his "terrific" oral advocacy. He is also experienced counsel for the handling of misuse of trade secrets allegations.

Adam Alper is a "very smart, creative and practical" litigator who is "persuasive in court." He is distinguished for his experience handling contentious electronics patent matters, including infringement claims.

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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.

Strengths Commentators report the team provides a "superb service," adding that the team is "always available and gets excellent results."

Clients say: "The lawyers are excellent, smart and strong communicators."

Work highlights Acted for NVIDIA in its defense of a patent infringement action initiated by Samsung Electronics concerning graphics processing units.

Defended Arista Networks against Optum Soft in a patent dispute arising out of a licensing agreement.

Significant clients Symantec, Masterchem Industries, Safeway, Skype Technologies.

Notable practitioners

Douglas Lumish is "an effective litigator" and a "very capable trial lawyer." He is highlighted for his counsel on patent infringement allegations including actions involving NPEs. Clients say: "He understands the changing law on patent litigation and he gives practical business advice."

Ron Shulman is well known in the California IP market and has experience handling contentious patent proceedings involving electronics. Clients say: "He is an outstanding trial lawyer who provides excellent cross-examinations and tremendous strategic thinking."

Perry Viscounty is "a skilled litigator and negotiator" who clients say is "very impressive and attentive to our needs" and "always delivers excellent results." He is noted for his experience handling copyright and trademark infringement claims, as well as misuse of trade secrets allegations.

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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. Also noted for its patent prosecution and patent counseling services. Particularly noted for its deep expertise in the life sciences sector, including in biotechnology and biosimilars. Also advises technology clients on patent and copyright cases.

Strengths Clients say the practice has "deep subject matter expertise."

Commentators report that it is a "very large team" and the "quality of support" provided is "excellent."

Work highlights Represented Oracle America and Oracle International Corporation in a copyright infringement action against Rimini Street regarding the misuse of proprietary software.

Acted for Bio-Rad Laboratories in two IPR trials, successfully invalidating patents held by Fluidigm for a microfluidic device.

Significant clients Allergan, Pfizer, Forest Laboratories, HP, INTTRA.

Notable practitioners

Dion Bregman is a patent prosecutor who provides strategic counsel to clients on the management of hi-tech IP portfolios. Sources are "very impressed with his technical skills" and highlight his ability to make matters "accessible to the layman."

The "incredibly talented" Richard de Bodo has a "loyal client following" and is highlighted for his strong connections to the Asia market. He is distinguished for his assistance with contentious patent proceedings involving life sciences companies.

About the Team (content provided by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP)

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. Proficient handling contentious matters including patent and copyright infringement allegations. Also enjoys an excellent reputation for its handling of IPRs and counsel on IP portfolio management.

Strengths Clients say: "It is a very good team of attorneys that are very responsive and provide high-quality work and advice."

Sources highlight the team's "deep bench and excellent life sciences practice."

Work highlights Provided counsel to multiple movie studio clients, including Paramount Pictures and MGM, on the defense of a patent infringement action related to the functionality of DVD and Blu-Ray players.

Successfully defended Sandoz in a patent infringement dispute with Spectrum pharmaceuticals concerning the manufacture of a generic version of levoleucovorin, an oncology treatment.

Significant clients Autodesk, Genentech, Immersion, C.R. Bard, Dyson.

Notable practitioners

Michael Jacobs is a "standout" practitioner who provides expert counsel on contentious patent matters, as well as copyright infringement and trade secrets misuse actions. Clients are "very impressed with his skills as a litigator" and with his "complete mastery of the subject matter."

A "leader in the field," Harold McElhinny is a "legend" of the intellectual property Bar who is distinguished for his expert strategic guidance on complex patent litigation proceedings. He is particularly recommended for his representation of hi-tech clients.

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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.

Strengths Sources say: "They are a widely respected firm."

One client says: "They are responsive. I feel like a priority."

Work highlights Successfully defended Google against a patent infringement claim brought by Art+Com Innovationpool concerning mapping technology.

Represented Twentieth Century Fox in a trademark infringement dispute with Empire Distribution regarding the title of its television program 'Empire.'

Significant clients Broadcom, DIRECTV, Mentor Graphics, Warner Bros., Top Victory Electronics (Taiwan).

Notable practitioners

Peers have a "lot of respect" for Darin Snyder, who is highlighted for his litigation skills. He is noted for his handling of electronic patent infringement claims and misuse of trade secrets allegations.

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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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.

Strengths Sources report that the attorneys in the practice "have very strong technical backgrounds, are very smart, pick things up quickly and are effective."

Clients say: "The IP team has a phenomenal group of partners who know our needs and deliver results."

Work highlights Successfully defended 10X Genomics against a misappropriation of trade secrets claim made by Bio-Rad Laboratories.

Provided counsel to Oracle on its long-running copyright dispute with Google concerning the use of Java computer coding.

Significant clients Applied Materials, Brocade Communications Systems, DISH Network, eBay, MobileIron.

Notable practitioners

The "extremely well regarded" Annette Hurst enjoys an excellent reputation for her handling of complex copyright litigation. Interviewees are quick to highlight her courtroom abilities, particularly her cross-examination skills.

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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 RAND aspects and in proceedings initiated by patent assertion entities. Adept at PTAB and ITC proceedings. Also provides skilled counsel for contentious trademark matters and for cases arising from misappropriation of trade secrets allegations.

Strengths Interviewees report that it is an "extraordinarily good" practice with "bright and able lawyers" who provide "superb support for their clients."

Clients say that the practice "sets itself apart" with its "technical know-how."

Work highlights Acted for IBM in defense of patent claims asserted against certain of its distributed storage products, securing invalidity judgments against all claims.

Engaged by Google/Motorola to assist with a nine-patent ITC action brought by Microsoft, concerning the Android mobile operating platform.

Significant clients DIRECTV, Memjet, Varian Medical Systems, Samsung, Seiko Epson.

Notable practitioners

Claude Stern is a highly respected IP litigator, distinguished for his extensive trial experience. His areas of noted strength include assisting with hi-tech patent enforcement actions and misappropriation of trade secrets claims.

Charles Verhoeven is a "very strong" lawyer, with substantial experience representing software companies in complex disputes involving standard essential patents. He has expertise in ITC proceedings involving parallel imports, as well as proceedings arising from allegations of trade secrets misappropriation.

The "clearly talented" Kevin Johnson is esteemed as a "strong strategist" and is recommended for his abilities handling IP litigation. He receives attention for his experience assisting with hi-tech standard essential patent disputes with multijurisdictional facets.

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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 and international opposition actions. Also advises on patent prosecution, digital rights and privacy matters.

Strengths Clients say: "They take the trouble to learn more about our business, as well as cultural issues that influence our decision-making, and they balance those with a keen appreciation for legal strategy."

Clients say: "They are incredibly smart and thoughtful. A class act and a pleasure to work with!"

Work highlights Acted for Rovi in its ITC patent enforcement proceeding against Comcast, ARRIS and Technicolor, regarding TV guide technology.

Advised video games producers Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard and Take-Two Interactive in the defense of a patent infringement claim by Acceleration Bay.

Significant clients Samsung Electronics, AM General, Motorola Mobility, Roku, NXP.

Notable practitioners

The "highly skilled" James Batchelder is experienced handling patent infringement disputes and misuse of trade secrets allegations. Interviewees report: "He combines amazing people skills and intellect with strategic acumen."

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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. Impressive client list which includes household names in the entertainment industry and high-profile biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

Strengths Clients report that "it is a broad team" that has "a depth of knowledge throughout its staff."

Work highlights Defended Hoffmann-La Roche, Immunex Corporation, and Amgen in an inter partes review initiated by the Coalition for Affordable Drugs in regard to a patent related to the anti-inflammatory drug Enbrel.

Acted for Amazon in its patent infringement dispute with Smartdata concerning patents directed to 'smart TV' technology.

Significant clients Gilead Sciences, Huawei, HTC, RIAA, Universal Music Group.

Notable practitioners

Michael Bettinger is an experienced courtroom litigator who maintains an "excellent" reputation for his representation of hi-tech companies in complex patent disputes. He is particularly highlighted for his abilities assisting with proceedings that have significant RAND aspects.

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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.

Strengths Clients report that the team has "excellent lawyers" who are "thoughtful, smart and very technically skilled."

Peers say: "The team knows its way around the courtroom."

Work highlights Acted for Oracle in defense of a patent infringement case brought by Crossroads Systems, relating to network storage products and services.

Successfully defended Micron Technology against a patent infringement claim made by Semcon Tech, securing summary judgment of invalidity against a patent relating to semiconductor processing equipment.

Significant clients NetApp, Microsoft, Adobe Systems, Altria, PayPal.

Notable practitioners

Jared Bobrow is an experienced electronics patent litigator who "handles complex matters and gets great results." He enjoys a strong reputation for his courtroom presentation, with the quality of his oral arguments and his ability to "communicate well with the jury" coming in for particular praise.

"Master strategist" Edward Reines is lauded for his courtroom advocacy, particularly in appellate proceedings, with clients reporting he "thinks quickly on his feet and is a big-picture thinker." He is recommended for electronics and life sciences companies facing contentious patent proceedings.

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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.

Strengths Clients say: "They have very good litigators. They also have people who understand difficult technical patents and can translate them into more understandable language."

Work highlights Provided counsel to Hewlett-Packard on its patent infringement action against ServiceNow, as well as in relation to eight IPR petitions and two CBM petitions filed against it by ServiceNow.

Defended internet domain registrar GoDaddy.com in a long-running copyright infringement and cybersquatting dispute with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Significant clients Cisco Systems, Intel, Verizon Wireless, Disney, Merck.

Notable practitioners

Mark Selwyn is a "very strategic" patent litigator who is highlighted for his representation of hi-tech companies. He is applauded for the quality of his courtroom advocacy, with sources reporting: "He is substantively excellent. He knows the law and is fantastic at all levels - from trial to appeal."

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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.

Strengths Clients say: "We really enjoy working with them. They are really smart, both technically and legally, and have a lot of trial experience."

One client comments: "WSGR has become a valuable and trusted partner, providing unique strategic insight, maximizing product life-cycle and delivering value at every level."

Work highlights Advised 10xGenomics on the intellectual property aspects of its $55 million Series C and $55.5 million Series B financing rounds.

Advised Sirona Biochem on the intellectual property aspects of its acquisition by Immunocor.

Significant clients Acucela, Aerpio Therapeutics, Medeor Therapeutics, Mesoblast, OPX Biotechnologies.

Notable practitioners

"Force of nature" David Kramer is highlighted for his advice to digital enterprises on complex copyright disputes including cases with DMCA aspects. Clients say: "He gives practical advice tailored to the industry and you know that when the tough questions arise, he will give good advice."

The "very effective" Edward Poplawski is recommended by clients as a "very hands-on lawyer with a wealth of trial experience." He assists with hi-tech patent disputes and also advises on trademark, copyright and misuse of trade secrets actions.

Vern Norviel maintains a "stellar" reputation for his "excellent" counsel to life sciences companies on the management of IP portfolios. He is noted for his assistance with patent prosecution needs and infringement disputes.

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