Interferences


Morrison & Foerster offers clients an intellectual property practice that is unrivaled in its depth of experience, industry and technical expertise, and international scale.

 

One of our many strengths is our experience in the area of patent interferences. These adversarial proceedings before the USPTO determine priority in the case of competing patent applications. Patent interference proceedings can be effective and cost-efficient alternatives to patent litigation.

 

We handle interference actions for a wide range of clients in industries where intellectual property is particularly valuable.

 

Our patent specialists bring substantial expertise in fields such as biotechnology, chemical technology, communications, electronics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and software. Our clients include Chiron, Centacor and DePuy Orthopedics (Johnson & Johnson affiliates), Eiken Chemical Company, the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, and the University of California.

 

We are a pioneer in blending litigation attorneys and patent prosecutors to handle interferences, and we are one of a handful of firms with extensive experience in this adversarial action in the USPTO. Our experience includes leadership roles in the Interference Bar, and experts who regularly lecture on the latest developments in interference law.

Law360
IP Practice Group of the Year 2015, 2013


Chambers USA 2016
National: Intellectual Property
National: International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)
California: Intellectual Property
California: Intellectual Property (Patent Prosecution)
New York: Technology & Outsourcing
Washington D.C.: Intellectual Property (Litigation)
Washington D.C.: Technology & Outsourcing


Chambers Global 2016
Global: Intellectual Property
Asia-Pacific Region: Intellectual Property
China: Intellectual Property: International Firms
Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms
United States: Intellectual Property (Patent)
United States: Intellectual Property (Section 337)


Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017
2011 Asia Pacific Awards: Japan – International Firm of the Year
Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms
Asia-Pacific Region: Intellectual Property
China: Intellectual Property: International Firms


BTI Litigation Outlook
“IP VIP” (2015)
“IP Litigation Powerhouse” (2014)


U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2015
National: IP Litigation (Tier 1)
National: Patent Litigation (Tier 1)
National: Patent Law (Tier 1)
Los Angeles: IP Litigation (Tier 1)
Los Angeles: Patent Litigation (Tier 1)
San Diego: IP Litigation (Tier 1)
San Diego: Patent Litigation (Tier 1)
San Diego: Patent Law (Tier 1)
San Francisco: IP Litigation (Tier 1)
San Francisco: Patent Litigation (Tier 1)
San Francisco: Patent Law (Tier 1)
Washington D.C.: IP Litigation (Tier 1)
Washington D.C.: Patent Litigation (Tier 1)


The Recorder
Three IP Litigators named 2012 Attorney of the Year by The Recorder.


The National Law Journal 2015
IP Hot List


Legal 500 US 2016
Copyright
Patent Litigation: ITC
Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
Patents: Portfolio Management and Licensing
Patent: Prosecution (Including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)
Trade Secrets
Trademarks: Litigation


Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2015
China: Foreign Firms
Hong Kong
Japan: International Firms and Joint Ventures


Managing IP: Patent Survey 2015
United States: Bio/Life Sciences
United States: Patent Contentious
United States: Patent Prosecution
United States: ITC
Japan: Patent – foreign firms


Asian Legal Business Japan Law Awards 2015
IP Law Firm of the Year


Benchmark Litigation Awards 2014
Intellectual Property Firm of the Year
California Firm of the Year
National Impact Case Award


IAM Patent 1000 2016
California: Litigation (Gold)
California: Transactions(Highly Recommended)
California: Prosecution
Hong Kong: Litigation & Transactions
International
Japan: Litigation and Licensing (Highly Recommended)
National: Transactions
National: Litigation
Washington D.C.: Litigation


LMG Life Sciences 2013
Firm of the year: Patent Prosecution

National Law Journal - 2016 IP Hot List


Law 360 - IP Practice Group of the Year
IP Practice Group of the Year 2015, 2013


Chambers USA Winner 2013 - IP Firm of the Year
IP Firm of the Year


BTI Litigation Outlook
BTI Litigation Outlook
“IP VIP” (2015)
“IP Litigation Powerhouse” (2014)

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