Covington & Burling is applauded for its strength assisting technology companies with complex patent litigation matters. The group is particularly sought out for its effectiveness defending both domestic and international companies against infringement actions initiated by patent assertion entities. It has also been noted for its skilled handling of matters before the PTAB and the ITC. Furthermore, the team handles misuse of trade secrets, inventorship and licensing disputes. It offers additional capabilities advising on contentious trademark and copyright matters.
- A Covington & Burling team defended SK Innovation in an alleged trade secret misappropriation claim brought by LG Chem.
Robert Haslam offers substantial experience handling trade secret and patent litigation arising from the technology industry. He has expertise in an array of tech disciplines such as microprocessors, cryptography and medical devices.
Simon Frankel is co-head of the firm's trademark and copyright group. He frequently advises technology companies involved in complex IP disputes.
"He is an excellent lawyer." "Simon is a brilliant lawyer. He is very clever, very practical and collegial."
Alexa Hansen is increasingly recognized for her adept handling of high-stakes patent disputes. She offers particular expertise representing companies in the life sciences sector.
"Alexa is a highly skilled advocate with a deep level of understanding of technical issues and the ability to handle large, complex litigation involving many different issues and multiple patents."