Irell & Manella LLP

Intellectual Property Department

California
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What the team is known for Well-known IP litigation practice prized for its bench of experienced courtroom attorneys and its experience in patent, copyright and trademark infringement disputes. Additional strength for contentious trade secrets cases, licensing and post-issuance proceedings. Skilled at representing clients in ITC and PTAB proceedings. Often engaged by leading technology and life sciences companies to appear in high-profile litigation.

Strengths"The team has great legal talent and thinks practically to solve issues," report interviewees.

Further interviewees add: "It is a firm with a great reputation and is well known for IP."

Peers comment that "the firm's lawyers are creative and know which pressure points to push."

Work highlights Represented glaucoma treatment company Glaukos in a willful patent infringement claim against Ivantis regarding Ivantis' release of a competing product.

Notable practitioners


David Nimmer
is well versed in the representation of clients in a variety of industries and offers experience before the US Supreme Court. "He is one of the foremost experts in trademarks and his treatise is one of the bibles on copyright," one peer reports.


Jason Sheasby
is "very creative, service-oriented and thorough, and always goes above and beyond to think of new ideas," according to sources. His IP practice spans a broad spectrum of sectors, including electronics, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.


Morgan Chu
is "a very skillful trial lawyer" who is "in the very top echelon of attorneys," according to market sources. He is widely considered a leader in the field of IP litigation, and offers considerable experience in the representation of major technology and life sciences clients in complex patent disputes.