Hogan Lovells

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for A strong practice that is involved in some of the most noteworthy IP cases. Areas of expertise include transactional work, patent prosecution and IP litigation, while the team is adept in a range of industries including media, energy and telecommunications. Also handles licensing and outsourcing transactions on behalf of software and IT companies. Exhibits notable capacity to represent clients on national as well as state-level matters.

Strengths A client reports: "They are a bet-the-company firm that understands us as a client and is able to deliver an incredibly high level of legal services."

According to another source: "The team always delivers on time and consistently exceeds all expectations."

A third interviewee comments: "Each one is knowledgeable in their respective concentrations and will involve others within Hogan Lovells if they are unable to provide sufficient advice. I appreciate their diligence to get me the 'best answer'."

Work highlights Continued to act for CeramTec, a Germany-headquartered manufacturer of high performance ceramics, in a complex trademark dispute with CoorsTek Medical in the federal court. The dispute involved a number of claims, including relating to the use of the color pink for hip implant components.

Notable practitioners

Clay James is noted for his handling of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation. He offers recognized expertise in matters pertaining to the computer hardware, software and ecommerce spaces.

David London is recognized for his expertise in transactional IP matters, including matters relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He offers experience of a wide range of industry sectors, including IT, entertainment, energy and healthcare.