Our proficiency with the full range of issues involved in managing and defending your important assets—prosecution, portfolio management, licensing and opinions—combined with our extensive intellectual property litigation work enables us to provide tactical, business-minded and comprehensive intellectual property support. Our intellectual property practice is unique in that our primary attorneys handle both IP prosecution and litigation.
Our clients range from multinational companies to entrepreneurial start-ups, and include leaders in the fields of fashion and retail, e-commerce, media and entertainment, consumer products and personal care, financial and information services; software development; consumer electronics; chemicals; pharmaceuticals; telecommunications, nanotechnology software and technology; real estate; and arts, education and nonprofit.
Our Intellectual Property litigation practice was named an “IP Powerhouse” and to the “Honor Roll of Most Feared Law Firms” by BTI Consulting in its Litigation Outlook 2017: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms report. Our IP practice also received a National ranking for Intellectual Property Litigation in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers joint ranking of “America’s Best Law Firms” and regional rankings in Chicago for Patent Law and IP Litigation, in New York City for Patent Litigation and in Washington, D.C. for IP Litigation. Our IP practice is ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers USA for Trademark and Copyright law in both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Our trademark and copyright attorneys have the experience and intricate understanding of the law necessary to provide invaluable strategic advice regarding worldwide clearance, brand building, maintenance and enforcement of our clients’ rights. We take the time to understand and keep apprised of all aspects of our clients’ business activity so that we may anticipate and evaluate their intellectual property needs to find effective and cost-efficient ways to build and protect their rights. Our global practice and longstanding relationships with IP colleagues abroad are also invaluable to clients in today’s global economy. The international flavor of our Trademark and Copyright practice has proven advantageous in handling the diverse legal problems arising out of the globalized economy.
Our patent attorneys and agents handle a full range of matters, from patent litigation, including Hatch-Waxman statutes, to preparing opinions on patentability, preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications; reissues, reexaminations and interferences; patent and technology licensing; infringement avoidance; appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; PTAB proceedings, counseling on patent acquisitions, transfer and licensing; and corporate mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, co-marketing and investment due diligence.
Our IP practice focuses on the following areas: