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WilmerHale

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Acclaimed team of high-quality litigators, frequently sought after by hi-tech and life sciences companies for handling contentious proceedings arising from patent infringement claims and PTAB post-grant reviews. Also assists with transactional matters such as licensing agreements and strategic alliances, as well as domestic and international prosecution needs.

Strengths

A client remarks: "They are fantastic to work with and achieve terrific results."

A source notes: "They are so smart and responsive, and are creative in their thinking about complex issues - it is just a really great team."

"The firm is second to none when it comes to patent litigation," a further interviewee adds, noting the team's "trial ability, client service and strategic thinking."

Work highlights

Successfully represented Intel in a patent suit brought by X2Y Attenuators, achieving dismissal of two infringement actions relating to technology used in microprocessors.

Notable practitioners

Joseph Mueller often works on IP litigation and regularly counsels technology companies. He has notable experience handling matters both at trial and at appeal.

Lisa Pirozzolo cochairs the firm's IP litigation group and comes recommended for her counsel in patent infringement and licensing disputes. She frequently represents prominent life sciences and technology companies.

Peter Dichiara regularly assists clients with patent prosecution and portfolio strategy work. He draws upon a background in engineering to advise on highly technical IP concerns.
"He is a very technical attorney with terrific breadth of knowledge across a wide range of technologies."

William Lee is a preeminent IP litigator with an impressive track record of success representing leading companies in high-value patent trials.
"He is quite simply a phenomenal lawyer." "He is a very distinguished IP litigator."

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Overview

IP Litigation

Our IP Litigation Practice features a premier litigation team backed by the academic and industry experience of more than 120 lawyers and technology specialists with scientific or technical degrees. We have successfully grown our reputation as an IP litigation powerhouse by delivering trial and appellate victories to a diverse client base, and by playing a major role in shaping intellectual property law including in newer areas such as post-grant review proceedings under the American Invents Act and the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act. WilmerHale lawyers have substantial experience trying IP cases in the district courts nationwide, at the US International Trade Commission and before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the US Supreme Court.


IP

Our Intellectual Property Department has one of the most successful post-grant proceedings practices, provides clients with strategic advice around the acquisition, exploitation, and protection of their intellectual property portfolios, and boasts 60 lawyers and technology specialists registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. In the last two years, our patent prosecution team filed 4,070 US and foreign patent applications, including 50 design patent applications, and obtained 1,717 US and foreign patents for clients. WilmerHale IP lawyers are currently responsible for over 10,000 active patent assets.

To learn more, visit: https://www.wilmerhale.com/intellectual_property/


Intellectual Property

WilmerHale

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Location

60 State Street

Boston

Massachusetts

USA

MA 02109

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Massachusetts

Intellectual Property


Joseph Mueller
Band 3
Lisa J Pirozzolo
Band 3
Peter M Dichiara
Band 4
William F Lee
Star Individuals