Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Has a nationwide presence on intellectual property matters, with notable strength in the firm's Texas offices. Regularly handles high-value patent litigation and trade secrets disputes, as well as licensing issues. Acts for clients from an array of sectors, including the technology and pharmaceuticals fields.

Strengths"It is a very sophisticated team," reports a client, adding: "It has a deep bench of talented attorneys with varying skill sets to deal with both the technical and storytelling aspects."

An interviewee says: "The team has a comprehensive understanding of the law and a proactive attitude," adding that "they are thorough, diligent and leave no stone unturned."

Work highlights Defended Amazon, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise against allegations of patent infringement pertaining to five patents.

Notable practitioners

Mark Reiter
is a well-regarded litigator with a wealth of experience representing technology clients in patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation cases. "He is a very talented lawyer, with an ability to get to the key issues in a case and synthesize things to make it quick and easy to understand," remarks one source. Another notes that "he has a good sense of when to push hard and when not to. He is thoroughly prepared and has a strong command of the subject matter."