Intellectual Property

With more than 200 lawyers and other professionals, Morgan Lewis has one of the largest intellectual property practices of any full-service law firm in the world.

We provide a range of IP services, including the following:

  • Litigation at the district court, International Trade Commission, and appellate levels
  • Patent preparation and prosecution
  • Trademark and copyright counseling and portfolio management
  • Post-grant and other administrative proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Licensing, technology transfer and other transactions 
  • Litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act and Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA)
  • Addressing IP issues in corporate transactions


We have a unified practice across our global offices, and our practice is well balanced across prosecution, transactions, and litigation. The size and breadth of our practice, coupled with our geographic and subject-matter balance, means we have the talent to match most needs. We are equally dedicated to procuring IP rights, asserting such rights against infringers, and defending clients accused of infringement. Whether related to automotive, technology, the life sciences, energy, manufacturing, finance, retail or consumer goods, we combine legal expertise, industry knowledge, and scientific and technical depth. Our IP litigation practice, which includes Ph.D.s in multiple subject areas, has some of the firm’s top trial lawyers with a strong record of performance in jury and bench trials. We also have a proven IP appellate practice with a winning record at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the US Supreme Court. We are regularly involved in transactions on behalf of clients, including due diligence and other IP aspects of mergers and acquisitions, licensing, and technology transfer.


Our teamwork translates into strong client service. Our lawyers work with an experienced business operations team, offering clients reliable budgets and cost-effective solutions. We also have industry teams in the areas of technology, life sciences, energy, financial, and retail, among others , as well as dedicated teams for post-grant proceedings, ITC proceedings, non-practicing entity litigation, and Asian and European IP procurement and protection. And we subscribe to sophisticated legal analytics services that help us win lawsuits and protect assets.


With offices in key IP “hotspot” jurisdictions and business hubs around the world, we bring a wealth of knowledge about local judges, courts, and opposing counsel in IP disputes. Our global capability benefits clients with IP procurement, disputes, and transactional needs.