From global megabrands to back-of-the-envelope entrepreneurs, pioneering companies all have one thing in common: big ideas that need protection. Fiercely protecting innovation is what we do.
We are a global IP litigation powerhouse, representing clients in high-stakes and complex patent litigation matters. While we are skilled at resolving disputes short of trial, some cases do see the inside of a courtroom. When they do, our trial and appellate lawyers stand out for their superb knowledge of patent law, experience with judges in high-volume patent venues, facility with explaining cutting-edge technologies to juries, and history defending against patent assertion entities and other habitual plaintiffs. From cross-border matters and multiparty disputes to global litigation management and NPE litigations, we develop novel solutions to protecting and enforcing some of the most prized patents in the world.
We represent clients around the world where patents are asserted:
Clients come to us for our ability to combine our legendary trial capabilities with the talents of more than 60 lawyers and patent agents in the United States, Asia, and Europe with scientific and technical PhDs, and many more with experience as practicing scientists and engineers in technical professions. This combination means three things for clients:
Our team has handled many of the seminal IP cases of our time—cases that have shaped the high-tech, life sciences, and consumer products industries. Our track record in leading clients to victory in bet-the-company, high-stakes, and complex patent litigation speaks for itself:
Many IP cases eventually make their way to the Federal Circuit and, in some cases, to the Supreme Court. In anticipation of the possibility of appeal, our IP trial lawyers team closely with our Appellate + Supreme Court Practice lawyers to frame legal arguments at trial, particularly on case-dispositive and post-judgment motions. When a case does go on appeal, our appellate specialists lead and argue cases, handle extraordinary writ petitions, and file amicus briefs, working closely with the trial team to present the best possible case to the Federal Circuit and, when necessary, the Supreme Court.
Law360 IP Practice Group of the Year in 2013, 2015 and 2016
Chambers Global 2018 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 USA 2017 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 Asia-Pacific 2018 Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms Asia-Pacific Region: Intellectual Property
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2018 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 National Law Journal 2016 IP Hot List
Legal 500 US 2018 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 2018 China: Intellectual Property: Foreign Firms Hong Kong: Intellectual Property Japan: Intellectual Property: International Firms and Joint Ventures
Managing IP: American Awards Shortlist 2018 United States: Appellate United States: Life Sciences IP Litigation United States: ITC Japan: Patent – Foreign Firms
IAM Patent 1000 2017 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 2017 Hatch-Waxman Patent Litigation Patent Prosecution (Highly Recommended) Patent Strategy and Management (Highly Recommended)
MoFo Diversity:Trial Lawyers
IP Firm of the Year
BTI Litigation Outlook “IP VIP” (2015) “IP Litigation Powerhouse” (2014)
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