Cooley LLP

Intellectual Property Department

California
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What the team is known for Handles a range of contentious matters including misuse of trade secrets and defense of patent infringement claims. Also provides assistance with transactional matters, including licensing agreements. Offers ability guiding clients through USPTO engagements containing patent prosecutions and challenges.

Strengths Clients observe that "the firm has very good technical sense and a team of lawyers with technical backgrounds."

"The team works well together and is incredibly substantively good," sources agree.

Work highlights Defended dating application Bumble in patent and trademark infringement litigation brought by Match Group concerning the 'match' and 'swipe' aspects of competitor application Tinder.

Notable practitioners


Heidi Keefe
is "one of the best courtroom lawyers I've ever seen - she's persuasive, natural and really good at breaking down complex concepts," one interviewee reports. She is highly experienced in the representation of leading tech-sector companies before venues including the PTAB, the ITC and the Federal Circuit.


Michael Rhodes
has a substantial base of internet and technology sector clients and frequently handles patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation. He draws upon significant expertise in data and privacy matters.

Peers note that
Mika Mayer
is "well respected by clients and very good at what she does." She is frequently called upon by life sciences businesses to handle patent prosecution and portfolio management work, including due diligence and post-grant reviews.