Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Kansas City-based practice with high-profile clients including Fortune 500 companies from across the entertainment, manufacturing and retail industries. Well regarded in the market for its litigation output, the team regularly advises on substantial trademark and patent disputes. Also utilizes its patent expertise in prosecution, application, infringement and acquisition matters.

Strengths Sources say the firm "has a very strong patent litigation group."

"It's easily one of the top patent firms," states a client.

Work highlights Represented Sprint Corporation in a patent infringement action involving five patents related to Voice Over Internet Protocol technology. Secured the confirmation of a lower court verdict against Time Warner Cable before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees hold
Trent Webb
in high regard, describing him as "a wizard in the courtroom who works on high-stakes IP litigation matters throughout the country." He is a fine choice of counsel for complex patent infringement cases, as well as handling copyright and trade secret disputes.

"Strategic thinker"
Mike Gross
comes recommended for his broad IP practice, which includes patent prosecution across a range of industries, as well as copyright and trademark filings. One client states: "I always feel like I'm in good hands with him and the team he puts together."