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USA Guide

Intellectual Property — Oregon

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第一等

From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Frontrunners in the IP legal market undertaking an array of sophisticated matters, including complex prosecution and litigation matters involving trademarks, patents and trade secrets. Undertakes cases across the country for clients from a number of industry sectors, including biochemistry, nanotechnology and software.

Strengths One observer shares: "You feel safe when a case is in their hands. They always perform, and they're basically beyond compare with anyone else I have worked with in the country."

Another impressed interviewee praises the firm: "I love the firm. With every attorney I have worked with I've had nothing but good experiences, and the people are quite impressive."

Work highlights Acted for US government bodies, patenting government medical research inventions and medical technologies worth millions of dollars.

Successfully assisted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in prosecuting a US patent on drugs that prevent HIV infection.

Significant clients Amazon, Daimler, GE, Infosys, Microsoft.

Notable practitioners

Respected practitioner William Noonan possesses impressive depth in the life sciences and medical IP arenas. He is noted for his broad patent practice, including patent prosecution, infringement and the sale and purchase of intellectual property.

IP litigator Scott Davis has depth across a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals and organic chemistry. Recent work highlights include successfully defending challenges to patents asserted by Capsugel.

John Vandenberg is praised by sources for being a "very creative litigator with clever ideas." He has extensive experience litigating patent disputes across the country, as well as a significant practice relating to copyright and trademark infringement litigation.

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第一等

From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Acclaimed IP practice capable of providing a wide range of patent, trademark, litigation and licensing advice. Client base includes many leading Northwest companies from a number of industries, including technology and natural resources. Also offers recognized expertise in strategic counseling and prosecution issues.

Work highlights Acted for Columbia Sportswear in an infringement action against Seirus relating to utility and design patents.

Represented AgaMatrix in patent infringement litigation against Dexcom. The case relates to the manufacture of glucose monitoring devices.

Significant clients Oracle America, Synopsy, US Natural Resources, Blount.

Notable practitioners

Scott Eads has a broad IP litigation practice, acting for a vast range of clients from technology companies to publishing companies. His areas of expertise include patent, copyright and trademark disputes.

Peter Heuser is widely regarded for his expertise in patent issues, including prosecution and litigation, while he also possesses experience of acting for clients in inter partes reviews before the USPTO.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for A full-service IP practice skilled in a wide scope of prosecution, counseling and litigation matters. Offers notable expertise in the patent arena, acting for clients in areas such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, computing and financial services. Noted expertise in Hatch-Waxman litigation.

Work highlights Successfully represented adidas in bringing claims of trademark infringement against Skechers. The case related to the client's three-stripe trademark.

Assisted adidas and Reebok with bringing claims against TRB Acquisitions relating to a number of alleged trademark infringements.

Significant clients Mylan, Synopsys, Capsa Solutions, Kassab Jewelers, F5 Networks.

Notable practitioners

Stephen Feldman is admired for his expertise in trademark issues, with particular depth in dilution and infringement matters. His IP litigation practice also includes trade secret disputes and patent issues. 

Julia Markley is a respected litigator with strength in patent and trademark disputes. Sources name her as "a good, solid strategist."

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Strong and deep team of IP practitioners with extensive experience undertaking patent prosecution, infringement litigation and providing strategic portfolio advice. Its expertise spans various industry sectors including life sciences, electronics and renewable energy.

Strengths One impressed client reports: "We are very happy. They're very good, and the partner we have is highly responsive." 

Value for money Clients also attest to the firm's high-value offering: "They're definitely good value for money. We push all our work there because the rates are so good and the hours they charge are so reasonable."

Work highlights Assisted Indice Seminconductor in connection with the prosecution of a number of patents, and with the management of its global patent portfolio.

Represented Bob Evans Farms in defense of litigation brought by Reser's Fine Foods alleging misappropriation of trade secrets.

Significant clients A-dec, Datalogic ADC, Electro Scientific Industries, Invictus Franchising, JELD-WEN.

Notable practitioners

Kassim Ferris undertakes a broad range of IP matters, covering both domestic and foreign patent acquisition, licensing and IP transfers. His impressive client base includes companies involved in the optics and electromechanical industries.

Randolph Foster's IP litigation expertise is relied on by clients in the software, electronics and healthcare sectors, among others. He is also noted for his strength in business and antitrust disputes.

Anne Glazer's prominent IP practice encompasses all manner of IP compliance, including advertising, marketing and trade secrets. One interviewee attests: "I think very highly of her and have a lot of respect for her."

Steve Lovett acts for clients across the breadth of IP litigation, including unfair competition, trademark and trade secrets disputes. One impressed client deems him "the best litigator I have dealt with."

The "very smart" Paul Angello is recognized for his patent practice, handling both prosecution and litigation. He offers experience on matters pertaining to the electronics, optics and medical sectors, among others.

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Well-regarded regional group with expertise across an array of IP strategy, litigation and enforcement matters. Skilled in representing growing and established businesses in relation to copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret issues. Also handles software licensing, and is active in the emerging business space.

Strengths One interviewee notes: "They have always been very responsive, accessible and professional. They are knowledgeable, reasonable and practical in terms of their advice." 

Work highlights Represented Pendleton Woolen Mills in a copyright and trademark infringement action against an online seller that sold Pendleton merchandise under its own confusingly similar brand.

Asisst Cutter & Buck and its parent and sister companies in all trademark matters, including registration, enforcement and worldwide licensing matters.

Significant clients Skechers, Seamus Golf, San Mar Corporation, TRB Acquisitions, Vince Ambrosetti Ministries.

Notable practitioners

Parna Mehrbani has a wealth of experience across a broad range of IP matters, including trademarks, copyrights and right of publicity matters. Sources say: "She is very sharp with analysis and can convert legal language into business language."

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for High-quality group with broad-based expertise across patent, copyright and trademark prosecution and licensing issues. Also assists clients with strategic portfolio management, enforcement issues and IP litigation. Acts for an impressive stable of national and international corporate clients.

Strengths Sources say: "They're a solid, common-sense team. Their advice is practical and they are skilled at providing concise advice in a prompt manner."

Another observer notes: "The team has a strong client service focus and they are extremely responsive."

Work highlights Act for CamelBak in several patent litigation disputes. Among other matters, the team defended its client against an infringement claim by Ignite USA.

Represented Bakara Sport in defense of claims of copyright infringement and false advertising brought by FieldTurf USA.

Significant clients ESCO, Oregon Health & Science University, House Spirits Distillery, Yakima Products, Standard Insurance.

Notable practitioners

Jon Stride is an experienced IP litigator who is noted for his handling of matters such as patent infringement claims, trademark disputes and trade secrets cases.

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Eads has a broad IP litigation practice, acting for a vast range of clients from technology companies to publishing companies. His areas of expertise include patent, copyright and trademark disputes.

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Heuser is widely regarded for his expertise in patent issues, including prosecution and litigation, while he also possesses experience of acting for clients in inter partes reviews before the USPTO.

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Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Respected practitioner William Noonan possesses impressive depth in the life sciences and medical IP arenas. He is noted for his broad patent practice, including patent prosecution, infringement and the sale and purchase of intellectual property.

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Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Vandenberg is praised by sources for being a "very creative litigator with clever ideas." He has extensive experience litigating patent disputes across the country, as well as a significant practice relating to copyright and trademark infringement litigation.

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Stoel Rives LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very smart" Paul Angello is recognized for his patent practice, handling both prosecution and litigation. He offers experience on matters pertaining to the electronics, optics and medical sectors, among others.

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Stoel Rives LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kassim Ferris undertakes a broad range of IP matters, covering both domestic and foreign patent acquisition, licensing and IP transfers. His impressive client base includes companies involved in the optics and electromechanical industries.

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Stoel Rives LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Randolph Foster's IP litigation expertise is relied on by clients in the software, electronics and healthcare sectors, among others. He is also noted for his strength in business and antitrust disputes.

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Stoel Rives LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Anne Glazer's prominent IP practice encompasses all manner of IP compliance, including advertising, marketing and trade secrets. One interviewee attests: "I think very highly of her and have a lot of respect for her."

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Tonkon Torp LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jon Stride is an experienced IP litigator who is noted for his handling of matters such as patent infringement claims, trademark disputes and trade secrets cases.

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Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

IP litigator Scott Davis has depth across a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals and organic chemistry. Recent work highlights include successfully defending challenges to patents asserted by Capsugel.

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Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Feldman is admired for his expertise in trademark issues, with particular depth in dilution and infringement matters. His IP litigation practice also includes trade secret disputes and patent issues. 

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Stoel Rives LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steve Lovett acts for clients across the breadth of IP litigation, including unfair competition, trademark and trade secrets disputes. One impressed client deems him "the best litigator I have dealt with."

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Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Julia Markley is a respected litigator with strength in patent and trademark disputes. Sources name her as "a good, solid strategist."

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Lane Powell PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Parna Mehrbani has a wealth of experience across a broad range of IP matters, including trademarks, copyrights and right of publicity matters. Sources say: "She is very sharp with analysis and can convert legal language into business language."

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sheila Fox Morrison of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is recommended for her strength in the trademark arena, including brand protection and title searches. She acts for an impressive roster of clients, advising those in the food and beverage, restaurant and entertainment industries. Sources say that she is "awesome and gives you all your options without being overly legal."

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Chernoff, Vilhauer, McClung & Stenzel

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Staples of Chernoff, Vilhauer, McClung & Stenzel offers a respected patent and trademark practice that covers litigation, licensing and prosecution.

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