DLA Piper LLP (US)

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Provides expert transactional, licensing and brand management support to household-name groups. Draws its clients from areas such as real estate, life sciences, the automotive sector and retail. Able to handle all aspects of IP work, including patents and work relating to global trademark portfolios, forming a full-service offering which is bolstered by the firm's notable international capacity. Handles due diligence for corporate transactions and offers noted strength in infringement claims and contentious domain name matters.

Strengths A client comments: "The team is very powerful, proactive and efficient. One of its strengths is the ability to quickly and flexibly create a team based on their analysis of the case and carry out legal services in a cooperative manner."

"It is a fantastic group to work with and it really makes my job easier," according to one source.

Other sources note the "up-to-date industry knowledge that helps to inform ongoing strategy."

Work highlights Represented DENSO and ASMO in ITC and district court actions concerning patents relating to thermoplastic and brushless motor and pump technology in Toyota automobiles.

Notable practitioners

Keith Medansky
has expertise in handling copyright and trademark portfolio management, as well as related disputes and transactional matters. A market insider highlights his "good judgment, good instincts and sensibilities as a litigator," while clients label him "one of the most talented IP lawyers with great skills."