We have a deep bench of IP litigators who aggressively represent our clients’ interests in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and other IP-related disputes. We have successfully tried scores of cases to verdict in jury and bench trials, and have prevailed for clients in preliminary injunction proceedings, appellate proceedings, and Markman hearings. Our global IP litigation practice is tightly integrated into our broader global litigation practice, enabling us to tap a talent pool of nearly 1,000 litigation-focused lawyers to serve clients across North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Previously named the IP Litigation Department of the Year by The American Lawyer and an IP Practice Group of the Year by Law360, our team has experience litigating the full spectrum of IP-related cases, including in the following venues:
We also represent clients in arbitrations under the rules of the following:
We have litigated patent cases in US federal court at both the trial and appellate level, including before the US Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and district courts across the United States. Clients benefit from our experience before the ITC in Section 337 proceedings, as well as before the USPTO and PTAB. In addition, we have experience in many specialized areas, including defending against nonpracticing entities such as “patent trolls.”
We represent plaintiffs and defendants in every patent litigation hot spot, including the District of Delaware, Eastern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, Northern District of California, Central District of California, Northern District of Illinois, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of Virginia, District of New Jersey, and Western District of Wisconsin, among others.
We offer clients integrated, strategic solutions to complex patent litigation, grounded in our long history of successfully representing biologics and pharmaceutical companies in a variety of matters, including Biosimilar Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) and Hatch-Waxman cases, as well as inter partes review (IPR) proceedings. Our highly ranked practice includes lawyers who are regularly recognized by leading publications such as IAM and LMG Life Sciences.
Members of our team—which includes several first-chair trial lawyers with decades of experience litigating complex bet-the-company matters—hold Ph.D.s and Masters degrees in substantive technical fields like molecular biology, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Many lawyers on the team also have in-house pharmaceutical experience.
Our patent litigation practice includes appellate lawyers who regularly argue some of the most-watched cases affecting biologics and pharmaceuticals before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and US Supreme Court. They also have significant experience at the ITC, with most having clerkship experience at the Federal Circuit or Supreme Court.
With the experience and knowledge we have gained through litigating some of the most hotly contested matters in the bio/pharma space, we are well positioned to handle the entire life cycle of complex biologics or pharmaceutical litigation.
It is crucial for a company to present a well-crafted image to its customers and to the world. Through branding, marketing, and advertising, a company can set itself apart and create core equity and significant value in its goodwill. Our IP professionals understand that need and have experience in all aspects of US domestic and international brand-related IP law.
We have a strong track record of bringing and defending trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition, and false advertising cases. Plaintiffs and defendants rely on us in high-profile litigation.
Our team obtains and defends against temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. We also handle high-stakes appeals and manage complex multijurisdictional litigation, as well as trademark oppositions and cancellations (before the TTAB and internationally), National Advertising Division (NAD) advertising proceedings, and ICANN domain name arbitration proceedings.
We also have a strong track record in copyright disputes, both involving software and more traditional media. We represent major software companies in cases involving infringement of computer code. Clients also seek our representation in licensing disputes, infringement claims concerning web content, and copyright claims based on photographs and other content used in newspapers, textbooks, and other media.
Our trademark-copyright litigators try cases in industries such as consumer products, pharmaceuticals, fragrances and cosmetics, toys and games, insurance, motion pictures, construction, and online retailing. On behalf of clients, our litigators coordinate US trademark matters with related international trademark litigation. We conduct and manage discovery in jurisdictions around the world.
We regularly pursue and defend claims for misappropriation of trade secrets on behalf of a broad range of clients. Whether a matter involves client lists or sophisticated technology and software, our deep bench of litigators assist with trade secret matters in state or federal court, including assistance with injunctions to prevent actual or threatened misuse of trade secrets and other confidential information. In light of the US Defend Trade Secrets Act, we can also pursue ex parte applications to seize property to prevent the propagation or dissemination of trade secrets. We act swiftly in trade secret actions to discover and preserve evidence and to provide skilled representation that minimizes the impact on our clients. We also represent clients in matters involving criminal theft of trade secrets, foreign economic espionage, and violations of computer data access and fraud laws. Our litigators have handled trade secret matters from inception through trial in courts across the United States arising from employee departures, breaches of nondisclosure agreements, and other circumstances.
We handle hundreds of post-grant proceedings at the USPTO, including reexaminations, inter partes reviews, and covered business method reviews. Learn about our post-grant proceedings experience.
Our lawyers offer litigation capability and scientific depth on behalf of our clients in fast-paced, high-stakes proceedings before the ITC. We prevail in our clients’ complex cases at trial and on appeal, litigating patent and technology matters in forums across the United States.
With many of our ITC clients based outside of the United States, our firm’s global presence—including our significant presence in Asia—means that we can mobilize the talent and resources of a global firm with the customized service of dedicated ITC litigators.