Our Patent Litigation and Licensing lawyers have decades of experience at top-ranked international and premier boutique law firms representing diverse clients ranging from high tech start-ups to multi-national companies in a wide range of industries including automotive systems, computer software, semiconductors, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, and entertainment. They have also had direct, hands-on experience in general counsel and licensing executive roles at patent licensing companies and other technology firms, including negotiating deals involving standards-based licensing of Standards Essential Patents (SEPs). This wide-ranging experience and industry knowledge allows our lawyers to provide services for all of our clients’ patent litigation and licensing representation needs, both domestic and foreign, as well as representation in related matters such as post-grant U.S. Patent and Trademark Office proceedings, trade secret misappropriation, copyright and trademark infringement, and licensing disputes, which are frequently asserted with patent infringement claims in patent litigation.
Our practice is nationwide and our attorneys practice in all U.S. federal courts, the International Trade Commission, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Our lawyers have appeared as trial counsel in hundreds of patent infringement actions and numerous related intellectual property and technology licensing disputes. Through years of experience, our attorneys have developed an understanding of and significant expertise representing clients in patent infringement litigation in key jurisdictions, including the federal district courts of California, Delaware and Texas, the Federal Circuit, the International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and in developing and implementing effective litigation strategies and negotiated settlements of infringement disputes.
Our attorneys are active in national and international professional patent associations such as the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Licensing Executives Society and have been ranked among the top intellectual property litigation and licensing attorneys nationally by prestigious rankings such as:
- The US Legal 500
- Chambers USA
- U.S. News and World Report - Best Lawyers in America®
- IAM 250: The World’s Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers
- IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners
- IAM 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists
- Super Lawyers
- Managing Intellectual Property (IP Stars)
Our attorneys are frequent speakers and routinely author articles on the subject of intellectual property licensing and litigation. One such publication is Drafting Technology Patent License Agreements published by Wolters Kluwer. Many of our lawyers also have advanced technical degrees as well as industry experience in the scientific and engineering disciplines.