Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for A go-to firm for household names in the electronics and software spaces. High-calibre trial lawyers who attract important briefs for clients facing patent and copyright litigation. Offers strong representation in patent prosecution and before the USPTO.

Foreign desks Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe boasts a growing practice focusing on the representation of Japanese companies in connection with their US patent needs. The firm offers a seamless service drawing on expertise across its US and Tokyo offices. Steven Routh based in DC and David Case based in Tokyo are key contacts within the firm.

Notable practitioners

Annette Hurst is a highly regarded IP litigator who is highlighted for her strength in complex copyright disputes, often acting for technology sector clients. Clients say: "She is a very well-known authority in copyright law, a great advocate and a great trial lawyer."

Tokyo-based David Case is well known for his expertise advising on an array of US-related IP disputes and commercial transactions. Sources report: "David is a very dynamic individual who understands how to manage issues relating to Japanese clients litigating in the United States."

Jared Bobrow is regarded by peers as "one of the brightest lawyers you will ever meet" and is notable for his expertise handling hi-tech patent litigation, including Federal Circuit proceedings and IPRs. Clients say: "He is a skilled advocate, extremely well prepared and provides the highest-quality work product."

California-based Robert Benson heads up the firm's Taipei office and offers considerable expertise advising on an array of IP disputes across both jurisdictions. He has particular expertise advising clients in the technology and electronics sectors on complex patent and licensing matters.

Steven Routh is a well-respected IP litigator based in DC with considerable skill handling complex patent disputes on behalf of manufacturing and technology clients. He is noted for his particular expertise advising Japanese-based international corporations.