Patent Litigation


For more than three decades, Morrison & Foerster has been routinely called upon to represent clients in their most high-profile patent litigations. Today, our deep bench of trial lawyers with substantive patent experience provides clients with a world-class litigation practice, able to address any issue regarding the protection of patents or other IP. Our 120 IP litigators include some of the top trial and appellate lawyers in the U.S. and Asia, where we regularly litigate highly complex cases involving cross-border matters, cutting-edge technologies and multiple-party disputes.

Clients laud our team for its excellent courtroom skills, the ability to analyze key issues in a case and develop novel solutions, and our depth of experience across industries. We have the distinguishing ability to handle issues of any complexity, in any venue, involving any technology. And leading third-party guides to the legal industry have taken notice: Our recent accolades include Chambers USA’s 2013 IP Firm of the Year, Law360’s 2013 IP Practice Group of the Year and U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers’ 2013 Law Firm of the Year for Information Technology Law, as well as being named one of three 2014 IP Litigation Powerhouses and a 2015 IP VIP by BTI Litigation Outlook.

Collaboration is the hallmark of the firm. Our clients benefit not only from the courtroom prowess of our litigators—and their ability to resolve disputes short of trial—but also from the experienced patent prosecutors and licensing specialists who bring their sophisticated technical insights to bear in shaping our winning litigation strategies. The firm’s highly collaborative culture and integration across practice groups is truly unique among law firms; we find this approach ensures that every matter is staffed with individuals with the most relevant experience, whether that’s in the courtroom or, when needed, with specialized technical training and/or licensing know-how. We draw on more than 50 lawyers, patent agents and scientific analysts with technical PhDs, and many more with experience as engineers and scientists in technical professions.

Additionally, we are one of a small number of U.S. law firms with a significant international IP litigation practice, and we are widely recognized as one of the strongest global IP litigation firms. The Asian Legal Business Japan Law Awards honored us again with its 2013 IP Law Firm of the Year award. Our Tokyo IP litigation team frequently appears in all of the U.S. federal district courts that handle high volumes of patent litigation, as well as in the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Good Technology Corp. v. AirWatch LLC
(Northern District of California). Represented AirWatch in a multi-patent infringement suit brought by a competitor alleging infringement by AirWatch’s mobile device management software, achieving a favorable settlement for AirWatch.

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 2017
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
Litigation Powerhouse 2016

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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