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Intellectual Property — Global-wide


Baker McKenzie - Intellectual Property

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Outstanding global powerhouse with a distinguished IP team, particularly well known for its work in trade mark registration and enforcement. A market leader in the Asia-Pacific region and highly regarded for its European presence, complemented by strong coverage in the USA. Adept at handling anti-counterfeiting and copyright matters, as well as patent enforcement and management.

Strengths Commentators state that Baker McKenzie is "a serious IP firm globally," with peers regarding it as "a very good competitor."

Clients note that cross-border matters are a particular area of strength, highlighting the benefit of working with a firm that is "able to co-ordinate work in multiple jurisdictions."

Work highlights Acted for Andromaco Research – a spin-off formed following Laboratorios Andromaco's merger into Grunenthal Chile – regarding the subsequent trade mark and patent matters arising from its formation, which spanned 29 jurisdictions.

Advised KidZania on litigation regarding a number of cross-border trade mark matters, including a potential franchise dispute in Japan.

Significant clients Dell, Brooks Brothers, Hyundai, Niche Generics/Unichem, MediaTek.

Notable practitioners

John Flaim heads the firm's global IP practice group from Dallas. Say Sujintaya, based in Bangkok, is a key contact for the Asia-Pacific team, and London-based Ben Allgrove is the main contact for the EMEA region. Kevin O'Brien, based in Washington, DC, leads the North America IP practice group. Caracas-based Dianne Phoebus is a key client contact for Latin America.

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Hogan Lovells - Intellectual Property

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Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Top-tier IP practices across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, combined with burgeoning presences in the Middle East and the Americas. Provides a broad range of services in patent, trade mark and anti-counterfeiting matters, as well as related litigation. Also handles portfolio management for an impressive roster of multinational clients.

Strengths One interviewee highlights the firm's "very proactive IP team" and the fact that "the lawyers have deep technical expertise." The same source adds that "they provide very good international support and have good knowledge of international companies' imperatives."

Clients praise the firm's cross-border capabilities, with one source describing it as "a deeply knowledgeable, highly proficient firm with excellent branches in numerous countries."

Work highlights Represented adidas before the European Court of Justice regarding its opposition to a shoe brand's use of a two-stripe trade mark similar to adidas' own three-stripe mark.

Advised Daimler - and related consortium members - on the patent and other IP issues arising from its USD3.1 billion acquisition of digital mapping service HERE from Nokia.

Significant clients Google, Mars, HTC.

Notable practitioners

Andreas von Falck, based in Düsseldorf, heads the international IP, media and technology group. The firm's Americas practice is led by Washington, DC-based Celine Crowson. Hamburg-based Morten Petersenn is a key contact for the Europe team. The Asia-Pacific and Middle East IP, media and technology group is headed by Tokyo managing partner Lloyd Parker.

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Bird & Bird - Intellectual Property

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Market-leading teams across Europe, with especially distinguished offerings in the UK, Germany, Russia and France. Highly regarded for its patent litigation services. Also a front-runner in the Asia-Pacific market, with a particularly strong practice in China. The firm is also well recognised for its IP work in the UAE. Advises on portfolio management services and trade mark matters, alongside contentious work.

Strengths "Bird & Bird worldwide is excellent," one client reports.

Work highlights Represented Monster Energy in multiple trade mark matters in Europe and Asia, including trade mark appeals before the General Court of the EU.

Assisted with a range of portfolio management matters for Kraft Heinz in Europe and China, encompassing filing strategies, and prosecution and clearance issues.

Significant clients Nokia, Actavis, Microsoft, Nestlé, TAG Heuer.

Notable practitioners London-based Morag Macdonald, and Christian Harmsen, based in Düsseldorf, co-head the firm's international IP practice.

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Jones Day - Intellectual Property

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第二等

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What the team is known for Distinguished IP practices in the USA and Asia Pacific, with highly regarded teams in China, Japan and Australia, all of which regularly advise both domestic and multinational clients. Provides both contentious and non-contentious services in the IP field, spanning patent, trade mark and unfair competition matters. Also noted for its strong presence in several key European markets, including France.

Strengths Clients highlight the firm's extensive global reach. One source notes: "When we prosecute a patent in different regions such as China, Japan or the EU, it's easy for them to get a team together, and the lawyers co-ordinate with each other very well."

Interviewees note that the team is "very responsive, timely and efficient."

Work highlights Advised Celgene, and its subsidiary Abraxis BioScience, on its global patent procurement strategy, including enforcement and disputes in multiple jurisdictions.

Continued to represent Lufthansa Technik in litigation in Germany against a car electronics supplier involving allegations of patent infringement. This case also involved US discovery issues.

Significant clients Pernod Ricard, Merck, Google, IBM.

Notable practitioners

The firm's global IP practice is led by Anthony Insogna, based in San Diego.

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DLA Piper LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Renowned global practice with an established presence in US, European and Asia-Pacific markets. Particularly highly regarded for its trade mark and unfair competition work in the USA and various jurisdictions in Europe. Also recognised for its strong IP capabilities in Dubai. Adeptly handles cross-border patent litigation proceedings.

Work highlights Acted for Alpinestars on a contentious patent matter against Dainese. The case involved proceedings in Germany and Italy.

Advised Bacardi-Martini on a range of ongoing matters, including more than 100 litigation proceedings throughout Europe, and in relation to parallel import proceedings in Australia. Combined, these mandates are valued in excess of EUR20 million.

Significant clients Bauer Media Group, Samsung, Toshiba, Medtronic, Nike.

Notable practitioners

The firm's global IP practice is co-chaired by John Allcock, based in San Diego, Stéphane Lemarchand in Paris, Melinda Upton in Sydney, Silicon Valley-based Mark Fowler, Markus Gampp in Munich and Robynne Sanders, based in Melbourne.

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Morrison & Foerster LLP - Intellectual Property

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第三等

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What the team is known for Undertakes a range of cross-border IP matters from its offices in the USA. Also offers notable coverage in the Asia-Pacific region, with a leading practice in Japan and a notable offering in Greater China. The firm is held in particularly high esteem for its expertise in contentious patent matters, and is also acknowledged for its strong transactional capabilities.

Strengths The firm "provides comprehensive advice on IP litigation," clients comment.

Work highlights Defended Japanese IT company Fujitsu in two patent litigations brought in the USA by a non-practising entity.

Conducted due diligence for Gilead regarding its investment in, and licensing deal with, Belgian biotech company Galapagos, relating to the development of a rheumatoid arthritis drug. The licensing deal alone was valued at USD2 billion.

Significant clients Hulu, Dyson, Whirlpool, Autodesk.

Notable practitioners

San Francisco-based Michael Jacobs and Richard Hung co-head the firm's IP group.

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Ropes & Gray LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Possesses a notable presence in Greater China, which complements its strong coverage of the US market. Noted for its expertise in the patent sphere and for its work on behalf of pharmaceuticals sector clients. Assists with contentious and transactional matters, as well as offering portfolio management services.

Strengths Sources state that the team is "very responsive and also cost-effective."

Work highlights Successfully defended Medac in litigation proceedings brought by Antares Pharma, as well as representing Medac in its pursuit of a claim against Antares. Both cases involved allegations of patent infringement.

Represented Toray Chemical Korea in a criminal investigation involving allegations of trade secret misappropriation, and involving co-ordination between the firm's teams in the USA and South Korea.

Significant clients Pfizer, NXP, Abiomed, Xagenic, Innovent Biologics.

Notable practitioners

Chicago-based Richard McCaulley heads the firm's IP litigation practice, and Edward Black leads the transactional team from Boston. New York-based Joseph Guiliano, and Anita Varma, who splits her time between Boston and London, co-head the rights management practice.

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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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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Acclaimed US patent firm with a notable footprint in the Asia-Pacific market. Maintains well-regarded teams in both China and Japan, advising a range of domestic clients on transactional, contentious and portfolio management matters. Also acknowledged for its trade mark and copyright expertise in the USA, with considerable experience handling cross-border mandates.

Strengths Sources are impressed by the team's "very useful and strategic advice."

Work highlights Acted for Asetek on multiple patent litigation proceedings, including a jury trial against a US affiliate of Taiwanese company Cooler Master.

Provided representation to French and Swiss entities OpenTV, Nagra France and Nagravision in patent litigation against Apple in California.

Significant clients Acrox Technologies, Winbond Electronics, RichWave Technology, FOX Factory, ABBYY.

Notable practitioners

The firm's litigation practice is led by Laura Masurovsky, based in Washington, DC. Shanghai-based Ningling Wang is a key client contact in China and Naoki Yoshida heads the Japanese practice from Tokyo.

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Norton Rose Fulbright - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Well-established network of offices providing significant coverage in the USA, the UK, Canada and key Asia-Pacific jurisdictions. Also recognised for its significant market presence in the UAE, led from its office in Dubai. The South African office handles IP matters in several jurisdictions across Africa. Active on patent and trade mark matters, both contentious and transactional.

Strengths

The firm's lawyers are described as "very professional and incredibly efficient."

The firm's broad geographical reach is regularly highlighted as one of its defining strengths.

Work highlights Advised Qualcomm on an International Trade Commission investigation brought by NVIDIA, involving allegations of patent infringement.

Assisted Baylor Research Institute and the Baylor Health Care System with multiple patent prosecution matters globally, including an opposition in Australia and a prosecution in Canada.

Significant clients Pfizer, Prudential, GlaxoSmithKline, Royal Bank of Canada.

Notable practitioners

Houston-based James Repass heads the firm's global IP practice.

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Respected firm handling a range of IP matters from its US base, with a strong record of patent work in various US states. Also maintains strong coverage in the Asia-Pacific region thanks to well-regarded teams in Japan and China. Experienced handling a range of patent matters, including disputes concerning infringement and licensing issues, as well as anti-counterfeiting mandates.

Work highlights Acted for AT&T and LG Electronics on multiple patent litigation matters across the USA, with a combined value of more than USD30 million.

Significant clients Carnegie Mellon University, Synopsys, Apple, eBay, Microsoft.

Notable practitioners

New York-based Alex Chachkes and Peter Vogl are key client contacts for patent and trade mark matters respectively. The firm's global trade secrets group is led by Robert Shwarts in San Francisco. Xiang Wang, based in Beijing, is a key contact for IP matters in China. Tokyo-based David Case is a key contact in Japan.

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