Intellectual Property Litigation

Morgan Lewis has trial lawyers and trial teams dedicated to intellectual property disputes. Where possible, we achieve favorable settlements. Where necessary, we win cases through pretrial motions, trial victories, and successful appeals. Regardless of the subject matter of the dispute or the desired outcome, we stay focused on our clients’ objectives, and the need for regular and consistent client communications.

We litigate in a wide range of jurisdictions and for every type of intellectual property dispute. Our experience includes US district courts, the US Supreme Court, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the International Trade Commission, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, state courts, and arbitration forums.

Many of our lawyers and professionals hold advanced degrees in engineering and the sciences, and have previously worked in industries we serve and for the USPTO.

We have handled hundreds of post-grant proceedings at the USPTO that span appeals, reissues, inter partes reviews, re-examinations, and covered business method reviews. In fact, we handled the second-ever inter partes review argued to the USPTO. Recently, we were able to assist a patent-owner client in getting a number of inter partes and covered business method reviews dismissed.

We handle many types of patent litigation, including Hatch-Waxman Act and biosimilar cases for leading innovator pharmaceutical companies. Large global technology companies rely on us to litigate competitor patent suits as well as defend against nonpracticing entities.