Chambers and Partners’ USA - Nationwide Intellectual Property section lists the country’s leading firms across all areas of Intellectual Property law.
The Intellectual Property table highlights the country’s finest lawyers and law firms in all areas of patent law, with top-ranked firms including leading international powerhouses Kirkland & Ellis, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and WilmerHale, as well as specialized IP firms such as Fish & Richardson. Firms here often count the country’s top litigators among their ranks and typically field a deep bench of lawyers with significant expertise across a wide range of technical areas. These firms excel in all areas of patent law, whether it be bet-the-company patent litigation, patent prosecution or appellate proceedings.
The Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets section ranks outstanding firms acting in both contentious and non-contentious Soft IP matters, with the table including major national players such as Debevoise & Plimpton and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton alongside leading boutiques such as Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu. Work here includes a wide range of matters, from Trademark prosecution and portfolio management to anticounterfeiting, complex infringement disputes and appellate proceedings before bodies such as the TTAB. Top-ranked firms act for leading clients from a broad array of industries, from prominent media organizations to household name consumer goods manufacturers.
Leading lawyers are further recognized in respective state tables with coverage of all key markets, including New York, California and the District of Columbia. Rankings in these statewide tables are further broken down to highlight specialists in areas including patent prosecution and IP litigation. Related nationwide sections include International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337), which covers International Trade Commission proceedings involving intellectual property rights, and Nationwide Life Sciences, which includes IP-specific rankings for firms with significant expertise in areas including medical devices and pharmaceuticals.