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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Intellectual Property

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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: "It is a well-organized team that provides perfect strategy and professional support."

A further source describes the team as a "well-oiled machine."

"It is an excellent and very sophisticated team," another client adds.

Work highlights

Represented Mazda, Subaru, Volvo and Bosch in a series of patent cases brought by Blitzsafe, which asserted two patents relating to audio integration with third-party devices.

Worked with a hospitality brand to create a global strategy for taking action against a party in a similar industry using a near copy of the client's common law mark.

Notable practitioners

Ferlillia Roberson is increasingly recognized for her sophisticated representation of clients in complex patent and trade secret disputes, with notable experience acting in trials and before bodies such as the ITC.

Keith Medansky has expertise in handling copyright and trademark portfolio management, as well as related disputes and transactional matters.
"Keith is very smart, very thorough and always available to talk through the issues." "He is responsive, knowledgeable and able to break things down to provide practical advice."

Matthew Satchwell is regularly called upon to represent clients in complex patent disputes, including those before the ITC. He has notable experience acting for technology and manufacturing sector clients.
"He is pragmatic, results-oriented and timely."

Paul Steadman operates a broad disputes practice advising clients on patent, trademark and trade secret litigation matters.
"A powerful, trustworthy and experienced trial lawyer."

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Intellectual Property

DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Location

444 W. Lake Street

Suite 900

Chicago

Illinois

USA

IL 60606-0089

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Illinois

Intellectual Property


Ferlillia Roberson
Up and Coming
Matthew Satchwell
Band 4
Paul Steadman
Band 4

Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets


Keith Medansky
Band 2