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Intellectual Property — Northern Virginia


Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner 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 First-class IP shop in Virginia, with significant experience in major litigation. Also advises on prosecution, post-grant reviews and portfolio management, among other matters. Regularly acts for prominent players from an array of industries, including technology, pharmaceutical and aerospace.

Strengths Clients describe the firm as "top rate" and "a great litigation shop."

Notable practitioners

The "terrific" Charles Lipsey has a wealth of experience handling patent infringement litigation. He frequently represents companies in the life sciences sector.

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Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Superb IP boutique with significant expertise in undetaking patent prosecution matters for a variety of top-tier technology clients. Also adept at advising on patent litigation, IP transactions and post-grant proceedings. An expanding international footprint, with notable strength in the Japanese market through its affiliate office in Tokyo. Represents clients before state and federal courts as well as the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Strengths Commentators describe the firm as "highly professional and strategic" and also "a knowledgeable and committed firm."

Work highlights Served as primary IP counsel to Quadrant Biosciences, which included advising the company on its IP strategy and negotiating IP agreements.

Counseled IMAM Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University in Saudi Arabia on IP matters, including patent drafting and prosecution.

Notable practitioners

Stephen Kunin draws upon his experience working in the US Patent and Trademark Office in his representation of clients in post-grant patent proceedings. Sources say he has "a strong profile" and "does good work."

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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A highly regarded option for representation in a variety of IP matters, including the development of IP portfolios and patent disputes. Offers expertise in post-grant review and reexamination, as well as copyright, trademark and domain name matters. Represents an impressive roster of national and international clients, ranging from large companies and prestigious universities to individual investors and startups.

Strengths Clients describe the team as "very professional and responsive."

Work highlights Acted as the lead IP counsel on the acquisition of Rao's Specialty Foods, which involved due diligence on a global scale as well as negotiation of the IP agreements.

Represented Entech in a patent infringement matter pertaining to silicon depositions for the coating of canisters, which involved proceedings in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and district court.

Notable practitioners

Patrick Keane is a key contact.

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Our clients range from global Fortune 500 companies and large universities to individual inventors and entrepreneurs. We act as in-house IP counsel for many smaller and mid-size clients, advising start-ups in all aspects of their IP needs and helping them to develop and implement their IP strategies. You can rely on us because we can help you with the full complement of IP services.

We are a collaborative team of more than 50 attorneys and other professionals, many of whom possess advanced degrees in science and technology – in such fields as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, electrical and computer science, mechanical and materials science. Many have served as examiners in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and have worked in industry as scientists, engineers and in-house IP legal counsel. Your team of dedicated IP professionals is further supported by the attorneys in our FDA, healthcare, regulatory, corporate finance, technology transactions and licensing, government relations and litigation practices. This powerful combination gives you the focus of a true full-service IP boutique within a large multi-practice firm.

Our practice is divided into transactional services and litigation services.

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Cooley 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 highly rated group with notable expertise acting for technology, medical device, energy and telecom companies. Significant experience handling the full range of patent matters, including patent litigation, patent prosecution and portfolio management.

Notable practitioners

Frank Pietrantonio specializes in handling contentious patent issues, including patent prosecutions. He has experience representing clients before the US Patent and Trademark Office as well as state and federal courts, and offers particular expertise in the representation of clients in the telecommunications and semiconductor industries.

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Nixon & Vanderhye 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 dedicated team of IP lawyers with strong experience covering technology and sciences. Particular prowess in patent prosecution matters. Also offers expertise in transactional and due diligence issues.

Notable practitioners

Larry Nixon is "incredibly smart, focused and driven," says one source, adding that he is both a "great strategist" and "extremely detail-oriented." He is a strong choice to handle highly technical patent prosecutions and litigation.

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading practice with a deep bench of seasoned attorneys offering significant technical expertise. Advises on the full range of matters, including trademark registrations, patent applications and litigation. Experienced in representing clients at the state and international levels, with notable experience appearing before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the International Trade Commission. Experienced handling ANDA filings on behalf of generic pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Strengths Clients say: "The team is very responsive and customer oriented, as well as being effective advocates."

Clients describe the firm as "great; very knowledgeable, responsive and willing to go the extra mile," adding: "The firm has been a great help with thorny issues."

Work highlights Defended GEA Process Engineering and GEA Procomac in a patent infringement matter brought by Steuben Foods against four manufacturers of aseptic filling machines and their customers, claiming infringement of six patents.

Represented Kroger in proceedings seeking a preliminary injunction for trademark infringement and other causes of action against a new competitor beginning to expand into the USA.

Notable practitioners

Clients say Jack Barufka is "really great. He knows the ins and outs of dealing with infringement issues, and is very creative, very responsive and someone you can rely on." His broad IP practice ranges from strategic counseling to litigation.

William Atkins is a seasoned patent attorney with additional expertise in trademark infringement claims. He has a strong track record of representing clients before the US Patent and Trademark Office as well as in trial courts.

Ngai Zhang boasts a rapidly growing practice involving internet, technology and IP law. He advises clients of all sizes on patent and trademark issues.

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Eminent Practitioner

Frank Pietrantonio

Cooley LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Frank Pietrantonio specializes in handling contentious patent issues, including patent prosecutions. He has experience representing clients before the US Patent and Trademark Office as well as state and federal courts, and offers particular expertise in the representation of clients in the telecommunications and semiconductor industries.

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Clients say Jack Barufka is "really great. He knows the ins and outs of dealing with infringement issues, and is very creative, very responsive and someone you can rely on." His broad IP practice ranges from strategic counseling to litigation.

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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James Gatto of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has a wide-ranging intellectual property practice, which encompasses patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets. Clients say: "His grasp of patent issues and understanding of business practicalities have made him and his team invaluable."

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

From the Chambers USA guide

Dale Lazar of DLA Piper LLP (US) advises domestic and foreign technology companies on the protection and exploitation of intellectual property, including licensing and enforcement. Clients say: "He is always very professional and takes the time to explain in understandable terms how the case is proceeding," clients say, adding that "Dale is very proactive."

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Charles E. Lipsey

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "terrific" Charles Lipsey has a wealth of experience handling patent infringement litigation. He frequently represents companies in the life sciences sector.

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Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Kunin draws upon his experience working in the US Patent and Trademark Office in his representation of clients in post-grant patent proceedings. Sources say he has "a strong profile" and "does good work."

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Nixon & Vanderhye PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Larry Nixon is "incredibly smart, focused and driven," says one source, adding that he is both a "great strategist" and "extremely detail-oriented." He is a strong choice to handle highly technical patent prosecutions and litigation.

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Atkins is a seasoned patent attorney with additional expertise in trademark infringement claims. He has a strong track record of representing clients before the US Patent and Trademark Office as well as in trial courts.

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Up and Coming

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ngai Zhang boasts a rapidly growing practice involving internet, technology and IP law. He advises clients of all sizes on patent and trademark issues.

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