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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Preeminent team of IP lawyers that stands out for its work on patent and trademark issues. Skilled in IP procurement, litigation and protection. Works with a wide array of clients ranging from small Colorado startups to multinational corporations. Additionally highly active advising on transactional matters and brand portfolio strategy.

Strengths Client commentary highlights exceptional quality of work, with one interviewee enthusing: "We are pleased on all fronts. They work extremely hard, which is ideal when it comes to litigation."

One commentator notes: "They're appropriately ranked at the top, reflecting the depth of the IP group at the firm as well as the complexity of the IP matters they are advising on."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Broadcom in defending patent infringement claims brought by Tessera.

Advised Early Warning Services, a bank fraud protection service, on patent and IP aspects arising from potential acquisitions.

Notable practitioners

Steve Jewett has a wealth of experience counseling clients in the computer and telecoms sphere on an array of IP issues. He offers notable expertise on patent, licensing and trademark matters.

Darin Gibby "works very hard 24/7, providing excellent quality and timely communication," says a client. He is highly active handling patent prosecution, licensing and transactional matters for clients ranging from startups to national companies.

David Sipiora demonstrates expertise acting for leading telecommunications companies in high-profile patent infringement litigation. He also offers experience handling trademark and copyright matters. One client comments: "David has extremely high intellect combined with incredible drive and stamina. It's very impressive."

Thomas Franklin is highlighted in the market for his expertise in handling patent prosecution. He also offers strength across a range of portfolio management matters, with one client reporting: "He is an excellent partner in assisting with our IP strategy."

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A high-end practice that covers a broad range of IP matters including enforcement work, portfolio management and commercialization. Areas of expertise include patent prosecution and trademark litigation. Additionally able to advise clients on licensing issues, as well as represent them in copyright infringement disputes. Represents an array of local, national and international clients and is particularly strong in biotechnology issues.

Strengths Interviewees indicate outstanding efforts to accommodate clients, with one stating: "They have done an excellent job and we are very happy to have hired them. Their client service is excellent and they ensure that we get the best value. The service has been top notch."

Notable practitioners

Lee Osman cochairs the firm's IP practice and is described by sources as "a great practitioner, a great guy and one of the top people in town for patent litigation." He has significant experience advising clients on a range of IP matters including portfolio strategy, licensing issues and patent disputes.

The "terrific" Greg Tamkin leads the firm's IP litigation practice. His areas of expertise include trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes as well as handling misappropriation and enforcement actions.

Charlene Krogh offers expertise advising clients on a broad range of trademark and copyright matters, with a particular focus on brand management issues. One pleased client remarks: "My interactions with her have been impressive."

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Dorsey's 20-year old Colorado IP practice, operating out of Denver, is a powerhouse. The group's trademark and patent attorneys offer niche expertise in prosecution, counseling, clearance, international portfolio management, invalidation and design-around efforts, copyright, brand management, advertising, counterfeiting, domain name and internet issues. 

The office's large IP litigation team regularly handles IP cases throughout the country, as well as in Colorado, taking advantage of the deep bench of patent prosecutors resident in Denver to assist with subject matter expertise in IP litigation. The team performs work for clients across the country, importing expertise on particular issues or technology when helpful for the client.n Denver, regardless of whether it relates to patent and trademark litigation.  
 
A significant differentiator for the team is its work in and regarding China.  The patent, trademark and IP litigation attorneys successfully partner with the IP team based in China to enforce our client’s IP rights in China and elsewhere in Asia. We have enforced and defended US and Chinese IP, including copyrights, trademarks, and patents, by aggressively pursuing the source of infringing US activity in Hong Kong and China. Our work with our Chinese group is not only enforcement, but also in negotiating resolutions and drafting IP-related agreements on behalf of our clients.

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Holland & Hart LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A broad IP offering that includes trademark and patent litigation, prosecution and transactional work. Well known for its work in a range of industries and excels in the media, technology and telecommunications spaces. Works with major clients locally, nationally and internationally. Offers a comprehensive spread of Colorado offices in Denver, Boulder and Aspen.

Strengths One source comments: "The trademark practice at Holland & Hart is a gem. They feel like a seamless extension of our in-house team. They have consistently achieved good results, and have successfully taken on a wide variety of projects."

One client reports: "They have been really professional and skilled."

Work highlights Acted for Idahoan Foods in a trademark infringement action against Kraft Heinz Food in relation to potato products.

Represented ACS Technologies as defendant against allegations of improper use of several trademarks for chemical products used in food growing and processing equipment.

Notable practitioners

Scott Havlick offers expertise across an array of state and national IP matters, with a particular focus on trademark issues. One source reports: "He is a terrific lawyer - incredible with trademarks, totally client-focused and very strategic."

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Sheridan Ross PC - Intellectual Property Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A well-established IP boutique that advises clients on complex litigation, as well as patent and trademark portfolio management. Also offers experience handling a range of copyright and licensing issues. Advises on the entire life cycle of an IP asset and is noted for its work in the technical and scientific area, including chemical, biotechnology and petroleum companies.

Strengths One client reports: " They're very talented, very dedicated and able to provide excellent value."

Another source comments: "They did a very nice job for us. They handle significant analysis and provide good guidance. They have taken the time to get to know our business and the industry, and as a result are very effective."

Work highlights Advised Thule Organization Solutions on strategy planning in relation to patent, trademark and copyright filings, applications and litigation.

Acted for National Institutes of Health in patent prosecution and licensing matters in relation to biotechnology inventions.

Notable practitioners

Sabrina Stavish earns praise in the market for being "terrific in trademarks." She also advises clients on brand strategy, copyright protection and licensing agreements.

Robert Brunelli is a highly experienced IP litigator who regularly assists clients with patent disputes. He has recently acted for Spyderco as enforcement counsel, while also advising on US and global patent portfolio management matters.

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Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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第三等

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What the team is known for A diverse IP offering that is well known for work relating to the commercialization of IP assets both within the USA and globally. Represents clients from sectors such as aerospace, healthcare and software in a range of trademark, copyright and patent matters. Also demonstrates expertise handling licensing issues as well as infringement litigation.

Strengths One client reports: "The team have provided excellent support, formulating a strong and efficient strategy. This approach is always aligned with the business’ aims. Their attitude is refreshing and all the work is easily digestible."

Notable practitioners

Evan Rothstein is the practice head and a key contact for clients.

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Cooley LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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第三等

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What the team is known for A well-regarded IP litigation practice which offers extensive trial experience and also excels in matters relating to patent applications. Covers a broad range of industries including renewable energy, gaming and IT.

Notable practitioners

Orion Armon continues to build an excellent reputation for handling contentious IP matters in the technology market. A client says: "Orion Armon has been fantastic when it comes to any IP issues. He's extremely knowledgable about IP, is able to explain it clearly and understands the business considerations."

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Hogan Lovells US LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A strong practice that is involved in some of the most noteworthy IP cases. Areas of expertise include transactional work, patent prosecution and IP litigation, while the team is adept in a range of industries including media, energy and telecommunications. Also handles licensing and outsourcing transactions on behalf of software and IT companies. Exhibits notable capacity to represent clients on national as well as state-level matters.

Strengths Client commentary indicates an attentive practice, with one source reporting: "Hogan Lovells provides an extremely high-quality client service and is a top performer. They're always available, and will go above and beyond to support us in our business dealings."

Work highlights Advised News Corporation on the renegotiation of over 50 licensing and services agreements in connection with its division into two separate publicly traded companies.

Represented CeramTec GmbH, a German high-performance ceramics manufacturer, in a trademark infringement case before the US District Court of Colorado. The dispute involved the use of a particular shade of pink used for hip implant components.

Notable practitioners

David London has significant experience advising on non-contentious IP issues, primarily for a variety of technology clients. One source reports: "David London is an incredible attorney who has always provided the highest quality of service to us," going on to add: "He has developed deep knowledge of how we conduct business. This knowledge enables him to successfully represent our company."

Clay James focuses on representing clients in complex IP disputes, with particular expertise relating to computer hardware, software and e-commerce. He is experienced handling patent, trademark and copyright matters. A pleased client remarks: "He's the one I go back to the most; if I need someone anywhere, I call him."

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Merchant & Gould PC - Intellectual Property Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A specialist IP firm that covers a broad range of matters including patent prosecution, trademark and copyright. Represents clients from a range of industries including life sciences, mechanical, computer software and pharmaceuticals.

Notable practitioners

Timothy Scull is managing director of the firm's Denver office, and is noted for his "very impressive standing" in the market. He has experience across a range of IP matters including portfolio management and patent prosecution issues.

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Perkins Coie LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Acknowledged for its expertise in patent litigation. Also skilled in handling trademark prosecution as well as licensing issues. Represents a wide range of local and national clients and is particularly well known for its work in software, electrical and mechanical technologies.

Strengths One client reports: "It is a joy to work with the Perkins team. They are innovative, efficient and among the best that I've worked with."

Another client comments: "They are brilliant, efficient and very technically skilled."

Work highlights Assisted EnPro Industries affiliate Garlock Pipeline Technologies with the enforcement of its patents in China.

Notable practitioners

The "excellent and practical" Peter Kinsella is well known in the market for his expertise handling complex licensing matters. He advises a range of clients in the technology sphere including emerging companies and startups.

Amanda Tessar has considerable experience representing an array of technology clients in complex patent infringement litigation. Sources report: "She is a dream to work with – smart, funny and able to act as a true business partner."

About the Team (content provided by Perkins Coie LLP)

Perkins Coie’s IP practice includes more than 250 lawyers focused on IP litigation, post-grant proceedings, patent and trademark prosecution, strategic portfolio counseling, technology licensing, copyrights, and trade secret and unfair competition counseling. Its clients include companies in all technologies and industries around the world. The IP practice has extensive experience litigating patent and trademark infringement actions, internet disputes, trade secret, and gray market and anti-counterfeiting claims for companies in the online, biotechnology, medical products and electronics industries. More than 175 of Perkins Coie’s attorneys have degrees in electrical engineering, computer science and life sciences-related fields. Perkins Coie’s clients benefit from its interdisciplinary approach to matters, which combines extensive legal and technical experience with strong corporate and litigation resources in a leading technology law firm. Perkins Coie has one of the largest patent groups in Colorado, including 15 attorneys focusing on IP full-time. Our attorneys are particularly strong with electrical, software, semiconductor, Internet-based businesses, business applications and mechanical technologies.

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WilmerHale - Intellectual Property Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A rapidly growing group that represents clients both nationally and regionally. Impressive client roster includes a selection of market-leading blue-chip companies. Excels in IP litigation and is able to draw on the firm's strong national presence. Skilled in trial and appellate advocacy related to complex technologies.

Strengths Clients report: "The firm did an excellent job and were able to achieve a great result."

Work highlights Defended Akamai Technologies against a lawsuit brought by Limelight Networks, which alleged breach of a settlement agreement. The dismissal of the claims ensured the client would continue to receive license payments.

Represented Crocs, the footwear manufacturer, in enforcement proceedings alleging patent infringement by a Toys "R" Us shoe range.

Notable practitioners

Natalie Hanlon-Leh has considerable experience across a comprehensive range of IP issues, including patent infringement litigation. A client comments: "She's extremely thorough, very responsive and knowledgeable. She's very on top of all of the nuances relating to the underlying issues."

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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.

IP

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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Senior Statespeople

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steve Jewett has a wealth of experience counseling clients in the computer and telecoms sphere on an array of IP issues. He offers notable expertise on patent, licensing and trademark matters.

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Darin Gibby"works very hard 24/7, providing excellent quality and timely communication," says a client. He is highly active handling patent prosecution, licensing and transactional matters for clients ranging from startups to national companies.

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Natalie Hanlon-Leh

WilmerHale

From the Chambers USA guide

Natalie Hanlon-Leh has considerable experience across a comprehensive range of IP issues, including patent infringement litigation. A client comments: "She's extremely thorough, very responsive and knowledgeable. She's very on top of all of the nuances relating to the underlying issues."

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Polsinelli PC

From the Chambers USA guide

John Posthumus of Polsinelli PC possesses significant experience across an array of contentious intellectual property disputes. He frequently represents both national and international companies on patent, trademark and copyright matters, and also advises on transactional issues. 

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Sipiora demonstrates expertise acting for leading telecommunications companies in high-profile patent infringement litigation. He also offers experience handling trademark and copyright matters. One client comments: "David has extremely high intellect combined with incredible drive and stamina. It's very impressive."

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Band 2

Christopher Beall

Fox Rothschild LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very talented" Christopher Beall of Fox Rothschild LLP heads the firm's copyright group. He offers considerable experience representing a range of media clients in intellectual property litigation.

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Holland & Hart LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Havlick offers expertise across an array of state and national IP matters, with a particular focus on trademark issues. One source reports: "He is a terrific lawyer - incredible with trademarks, totally client-focused and very strategic."

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Band 2

Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "excellent and practical" Peter Kinsella is well known in the market for his expertise handling complex licensing matters. He advises a range of clients in the technology sphere including emerging companies and startups.

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Band 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David London has significant experience advising on non-contentious IP issues, primarily for a variety of technology clients. One source reports: "David London is an incredible attorney who has always provided the highest quality of service to us," going on to add: "He has developed deep knowledge of how we conduct business. This knowledge enables him to successfully represent our company."

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lee Osman cochairs the firm's IP practice and is described by sources as "a great practitioner, a great guy and one of the top people in town for patent litigation." He has significant experience advising clients on a range of IP matters including portfolio strategy, licensing issues and patent disputes.

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Swanson and Bratschun LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Ian Saffer of Swanson and Bratschun LLC is highly regarded in the market, with one interviewee remarking: "He's an excellent lawyer. Clients love him and he's really very talented in copyright." He focuses on trademark and copyright cases, and has notable trial experience.

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Sabrina C Stavish

Sheridan Ross PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Sabrina Stavish earns praise in the market for being "terrific in trademarks." She also advises clients on brand strategy, copyright protection and licensing agreements.

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "terrific"Greg Tamkin leads the firm's IP litigation practice. His areas of expertise include trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes as well as handling misappropriation and enforcement actions.

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Band 3

Faegre Baker Daniels

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Bialecki of Faegre Baker Daniels is highly experienced across a range of IP matters, including contentious patent and trade secret matters. One client comments: "He's an excellent litigator - he's very strategic and knows all the latest developments in IP law."

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Sheridan Ross PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Brunelli is a highly experienced IP litigator who regularly assists clients with patent disputes. He has recently acted for Spyderco as enforcement counsel, while also advising on US and global patent portfolio management matters.

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Thomas D Franklin

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Franklin is highlighted in the market for his expertise in handling patent prosecution. He also offers strength across a range of portfolio management matters, with one client reporting: "He is an excellent partner in assisting with our IP strategy."

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Clay James focuses on representing clients in complex IP disputes, with particular expertise relating to computer hardware, software and e-commerce. He is experienced handling patent, trademark and copyright matters. A pleased client remarks: "He's the one I go back to the most; if I need someone anywhere, I call him."

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Charlene Krogh offers expertise advising clients on a broad range of trademark and copyright matters, with a particular focus on brand management issues. One pleased client remarks: "My interactions with her have been impressive."

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Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

The "excellent and very professional" James Sawtelle of Sherman & Howard L.L.C. is an experienced litigator, who regularly assists his clients in trademark and patent infringement cases.

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Merchant & Gould PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Timothy Scull is managing director of the firm's Denver office, and is noted for his "very impressive standing" in the market. He has experience across a range of IP matters including portfolio management and patent prosecution issues.

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Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Jon Tandler of Sherman & Howard L.L.C. regularly advises clients on a range of IP matters, with notable experience handling copyright issues in the publishing industry. One client reports: "Jon's expertise is an incredible asset. Beyond that, he's thoughtful, clear and precise."

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Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Amanda Tessar has considerable experience representing an array of technology clients in complex patent infringement litigation. Sources report: "She is a dream to work with – smart, funny and able to act as a true business partner."

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Polsinelli PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Timothy Worrall of Polsinelli PC possesses significant experience across portfolio management and patent matters, particularly acting for clients within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

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Up and Coming

Cooley LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Orion Armon continues to build an excellent reputation for handling contentious IP matters in the technology market. A client says: "Orion Armon has been fantastic when it comes to any IP issues. He's extremely knowledgable about IP, is able to explain it clearly and understands the business considerations."

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