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Vinson & Elkins LLP

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Acts for some of the biggest names in sports, media and life sciences, providing support on everything from due diligence on M&A deals to patent, copyright and trademark litigation. Active Eastern District of Texas caseload, as well as frequently appearing before nationwide trial and appellate courts.

Work highlights

Acted for Japan Display in the defense of three patent suits filed by Vista Peak Ventures alleging infringement of 12 patents directed to liquid crystal display technology.

Notable practitioners

Devika Kornbacher practices at the intersection of technology and IP law. She assists clients in the energy, sports and software sectors with the IP aspects of corporate transactions and is particularly highlighted for her expert advice on licensing issues.
"She is a great IP lawyer who provides clients with practical solutions to complex problems."

Hilary Preston heads the firm's IP and technology litigation group and offers notable expertise handling high-stakes IP trials for clients from a broad range of industries.
"She is an excellent lawyer who is concise in her communication and is pragmatic and commercial."

Peter Mims offers extensive experience representing clients in disputes concerning patent, copyright and trademark infringement.
"Peter is a sharp guy and a very good attorney."

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Overview

V&E’s Intellectual Property practice assesses and analyzes clients’ technologies and their intellectual property portfolios to identify both opportunities and roadblocks. We work closely with clients to develop a comprehensive strategy to maximize intellectual property protection, minimize the risk of intellectual property litigation, and help implement licensing strategies, always with the clients’ business goals at the forefront. V&E lawyers provide advice and guidance on obtaining foreign and domestic patent rights, trademark rights, and copyrights. We also help clients navigate inbound and outbound licensing campaigns, and related technology transfers. And clients turn to us to assess potential intellectual property issues, to evaluate options for either avoiding expensive litigation or advantageously positioning the client in the event litigation occurs. Further, the core of V&E’s Intellectual Property litigation practice focuses on patent litigation in federal trial courts, as well as before the International Trade Commission and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Our technical knowledge combined with deep litigation experience have enabled us to achieve a long history of bench and jury trial success, and even more frequently, early resolutions resulting from innovative strategies, favorable claim construction in Markman hearings, summary judgment, and other early dismissals in favor of our clients.

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Intellectual Property

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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1001 Fannin Street

Suite 2500

Houston

Texas

USA

TX 77002-6760

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Intellectual Property


Devika Kornbacher
Band 5
Hilary Preston
Band 5