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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Intellectual Property

5 ranked lawyersBand 1CaliforniaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A leading practice for complex and highly publicized patent infringement disputes, particularly in the hi-tech space. Highlighted for its courtroom advocacy, including in cases involving design and standard-essential patents. Adept at PTAB, ITC and appellate proceedings. Also provides skilled counsel for contentious trademark matters and for cases arising from misappropriation of trade secrets allegations. Offers notable capabilities assisting with trade dress, copyright and inventorship litigation.

Strengths

One source notes: "Quinn is top of the list for IP litigation," adding: "It is an outstanding team for pursuing an IP case; the lawyers are experts."

A further client comments: "They produce high-quality work and are extremely successful," going on to say: "The firm has a very deep bench and a lot of talent."

"The lawyers do a lot of trial work and are fantastic for patent litigation," another adds.

Work highlights

Secured a $1.1 billion verdict for the California Institute of Technology in a patent infringement suit against Apple and Broadcom relating to three patents for error correction technology.

Defended Primer Technologies in a trade secrets suit brought by Quid, the former employer of two Primer employees.

Notable practitioners

Charles Verhoeven is a respected IP litigator with a sophisticated practice that sees him litigate in venues throughout the US. He has expertise in matters involving an array of technologies, including semiconductors, computer hardware and software and artificial intelligence.
"He is a fantastic litigator who is very impressive in cross-examination." "He is outstanding."

Claude Stern is highly experienced in intellectual property litigation at both state and federal courts, and demonstrates further prowess before regulatory bodies such as the FTC.
"He has excellent experience and is an expert in civil IP litigation.""Claude is a terrific courtroom lawyer who is very, very talented."

Kevin Johnson draws on his background in electrical engineering to represent technology companies of all sizes in intellectual property disputes, including litigation relating to copyright and licensing, trade secrets and patent infringement.

Sean Pak frequently represents both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous district courts and before the ITC in a wide variety of IP disputes.
"Sean is a very talented lawyer."

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

California

Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation


Charles K Verhoeven
Band 1
Claude M Stern
Band 3
Kevin Johnson
Band 4
Sean Pak
Band 4

Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets


Claude M Stern
Band 1