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Venable LLP

Intellectual Property

4 ranked lawyersBand 2District of ColumbiaUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

A well-regarded practice group noted for its provision of comprehensive advice on patent prosecution and copyright and trademark litigation and counseling. Adept at strategizing and managing patent portfolios, as well as advising on the full spectrum of diligence matters relating to M&A. Clients include recognizable brands in a variety of industries, including electronics, publishing, pharmaceuticals and defense.

Strengths

A client comments: "The department is broad and we can use it for a range of issues including patent, copyright and trademark. It is a strong department."

Another source says: "The team appears to run as a very cohesive unit and each attorney has proven to be a true expert in their field."

"The team is a well-oiled litigation machine," states a third commentator, adding: "They work very well together and with the client, including business and technical people."

Notable practitioners

Andrew Price frequently acts for clients to maintain and develop global trademark portfolios.
"He is fantastic. His strengths are really understanding us as a client. He is very practical and gives us advice tailored to us as an organization."

Linda Zirkelbach frequently acts for a notable client base of media and entertainment industry clients in relation to a range of copyright issues.
"She dives deep into how our business works to provide answers and provides insight that goes beyond surface opinions." "She epitomizes a brilliant mind, generosity of spirit and warm candor. Her refreshingly personalized approach combined with her superb skill and friendly disposition make it a delight to work with her. Her business acumen is enviable."

Michele Frank provides strategic advice and patent prosecution counseling to clients from a range of industries, with particular expertise advising technology sector clients.
"Michele is of the highest caliber and handles all of our issues effortlessly and professionally." "Michele is great to work with."

Rebecca Liebowitz is cochair of the firm's trademark prosecution and counseling group and provides counsel on global portfolios and enforcement efforts.
"Becky Liebowitz is always fantastic and has never dropped the ball on us once. She's very pragmatic and always comes up with different approaches to solving problems.""She is very professional, strong and a very good advocate for her client."

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Overview

Venable’s DC-based Intellectual Property practice includes the full range of IP services including patent and trademark counseling, prosecution, and portfolio management; copyright enforcement; transactions and due diligence; and litigation.

We consistently rank among the top 20 law firms for trademark applications filed in the United States. Our world-class team manages more than 45,000 trademark applications/registrations, including full domestic and international portfolios for leading companies and individuals.

Led by former patent examiners and reinforced by attorney-scientists from a variety of technical disciplines, Venable patent attorneys have prepared and prosecuted tens of thousands of patents for U.S. and international clients. We have also successfully represented patent holders and defended accused infringers in federal courts, arbitration and mediation across the country, and before the International Trade Commission (ITC).

Intellectual Property

Venable LLP

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Location

600 Massachusetts Avenue

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20001

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District of Columbia

Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution


Michele Frank
Band 2

Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets


Andrew Price
Band 2
Linda J Zirkelbach
Band 2
Rebecca Liebowitz
Band 2