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Morrison & Foerster LLP

Intellectual Property

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Interviewees recommend Deanne Maynard as a "magnificent and top-notch lawyer" who is "phenomenally prepared in court and is a very good advocate." She demonstrates significant expertise in appellate IP matters and maintains a broad client base that includes leading life sciences companies.

Janet Xiao maintains a respected non-contentious patent practice with a significant cross-border focus, offering particular expertise in advising Chinese life sciences companies. One pleased client comments: "She is our go-to lawyer; her work is thorough, polished and always of the highest calibre."

Michael Jacobs is "technically proficient and great at telling a story in his litigation," notes one peer, who highlights his ability to "think about the themes and see the big picture." He is experienced in representing high-profile businesses in copyright, trade secrets and patent litigation.

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Overview

Morrison & Foerster is an IP powerhouse, representing clients in their complex patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, and IP transaction matters. Clients come to us for our ability to combine market-changing IP experience with scientific and technical expertise on a global scale.

We are adept at resolving disputes short of trial, but when cases do see the inside of a courtroom, the prowess of our litigators is second to none. The size and experience of our litigation team have provided us with expertise in a variety of venues, including all of the district courts that handle high volumes of patent litigation, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Our global patent prosecution group is the largest of any general practice firm, with 65 Ph.D. in technology and life sciences. We are particularly skilled in the strategic planning of patent portfolios, including—for example—writing successful patent applications in complex and novel situations, in anticipation of possible future litigation. We work closely with clients from the earliest stages of their technical development, offering valuable advice about how to protect their inventions and new ideas in view of their business strategies.

Intellectual Property

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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425 Market Street

San Francisco

California

USA

CA 94105-2482

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Intellectual Property


Janet Xiao
Foreign expert for China

Intellectual Property: Patent


Deanne Maynard
Band 3
Michael A Jacobs
Band 2