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USA USA - Nationwide Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property covers disputes related to patent, copyright and trademark infringement. Litigation concerning trade secrets also features. We also feature related issues such as licensing and IP commercialization (US patent prosecution).

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Band 1
  1. Kirkland & Ellis
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    Kirkland & Ellis
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Kirkland & Ellis houses celebrated trial lawyers engaged by global brands to protect their most valuable patents. Maintains a fine reputation for its work in complex technology matters. Has the resources and expertise to field litigators in ITC and administrative proceedings as well as federal and district court actions. Patent expertise is complemented by deep experience in matters such as trade dress, trademarks and issues of false advertising and misappropriation of trade secrets.
  2. Latham & Watkins LLP
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    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Latham & Watkins has a strong profile for complex patent litigation, and maintains noteworthy expertise in Hatch-Waxman proceedings. Recognized for handling PTAB proceedings and has a fine track record in ITC Section 337 investigations. Additional expertise in a range of soft IP matters including trademark and copyright disputes. Strong IP profile bolstered by expertise in attendant antitrust matters. Impressive client base includes major automobile and technology companies.
  3. WilmerHale
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    WilmerHale
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    WilmerHale has an outstanding patent litigation group with a fine track record in cases before the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit. Also highly recommended for ITC and USPTO proceedings across a wide range of sectors including computers, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.
  4. Fish & Richardson PC
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 1
  5. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Cooley LLP
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    Cooley LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Cooley provides powerful trial and USPTO representation to leading technology and life sciences companies, frequently acting on matters including medical device and drug patents. Sophisticated advice on licensing arrangements and IP-heavy M&A transactions, as well as expertise in prosecuting a wide range of complex and business-critical patents.
  2. DLA Piper LLP (US)
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    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper has a broad patent practice assisting with patent prosecution, rights strategy and commercial transactions. Substantial litigation experience, appearing before the ITC and PTAB as well as district and federal courts. Also handles patent prosecution matters, licensing and portfolio management. Growing presence in the medical devices and life sciences space in addition to established expertise in the automotive sector. Offers additional expertise handling trademark disputes and noncontentious counseling.
  3. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Gibson Dunn maintains a fine reputation for its handling of patent litigation and post-grant proceedings. Draws upon the notable industry experience of many members of the team to advise a varied roster of clients, including global pharmaceutical manufacturers and leading names in the media, technology and software arenas.
  4. Irell & Manella LLP
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    Irell & Manella LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Irell & Manella is a much-admired IP litigation group, best known for work in the patent space, with a reputation that extends far beyond its California base. Retained by market-leading clients in hi-tech and life sciences, and also regularly sought after to provide counsel to startups and emerging companies. Expertise extends to trademark portfolio management and copyright counseling.
  5. 2
    Jones Day
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Jones Day undertakes heavyweight patent litigation on behalf of market-leading clients in electronics, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals. Fields particular experience in bet-the-company IP litigation. Supplemented by deep resources supporting IP-led transactions, and the firm's global footprint makes it a popular choice for cross-border issues.
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Band 3
  1. 3
    Covington & Burling LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    Covington & Burling has a renowned litigation practice representing the biggest names in the life sciences, pharmaceutical and hi-tech sectors. Possesses a particularly deep bench of patent litigators, and is recommended for representations in ITC Section 337 investigations as well as before the PTAB, and in Hatch-Waxman litigation.
  2. Goodwin
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    Goodwin
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Goodwin has notable strength acting for generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in Hatch-Waxman and biologics litigation. Extensive experience representing eminent technology companies in high-stakes patent disputes. Also offers a strong appellate practice with experience at the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court. Additional strength in IPR work.
  3. Morrison Foerster
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    Morrison Foerster
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Morrison Foerster has a powerful patent practice with an impressive client list featuring big names in technology, biotechnology and consumer electronics. Maintains a fine reputation for its strengths in high-stakes litigation and well supported by a deep bench of seasoned trial lawyers. Also possesses significant expertise in rights strategy and prosecution work, alongside deep experience in appellate proceedings.
  4. Perkins Coie LLP
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    Perkins Coie LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Perkins Coie is highly active in the representation of global clients in the pharmaceutical and technology spaces before the USPTO, and also noted for its capabilities in patent-based transactions. Supported by a litigation team with an enviable trial before the PTAB and Federal Circuit. Also noted for its handling of post-grant proceedings.
  5. Sidley Austin LLP
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    Sidley Austin LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Sidley Austin is an impressive patent litigation outfit with seasoned trial lawyers, recommended for high-value patent disputes in the hi-tech, life sciences and software sectors. Represents a strong choice of counsel for USPTO proceedings, particularly post-grant reviews. Noted experience on IPR matters and covered business review proceedings. Additionally adept at litigating before the ITC.
  6. Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  7. McKool Smith
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Alston & Bird LLP
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    Alston & Bird LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Alston & Bird is a respected international firm with IP expertise in areas including patent litigation, trade secrets disputes, and portfolio management. Demonstrates experience representing clients before a number of forums, including state and federal courts, the PTAB and the ITC. Impressive client roster includes major companies in the telecommunication and pharmaceuticals sector, as well as notable brands in the food and beverage industry.
  2. Arnold & Porter
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    Arnold & Porter
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Arnold & Porter has a comprehensive and broad-ranging group, well versed across the full spectrum of IP matters. Possesses an excellent trademark and copyright practice offering advice on transactional, prosecution and enforcement issues to a distinguished roster of clients in luxury goods, media and sports. Also excels in patent litigation and prosecution work for leading names in the technology and life sciences spaces, with a particularly strong practice in post-grant proceedings.
  3. Baker Botts LLP
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    Baker Botts LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Baker Botts provides comprehensive patent support, assisting clients in electronics and life sciences with the acquisition, monetization and protection of IP rights. An excellent litigation practice noted for its enviable record in district and federal court. Also recognized for work in IPRs before the PTAB, as well as patent proceedings before the ITC and Customs and Border Protection.
  4. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
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    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has a highly regarded IP practice particularly excelling in trademark prosecution and portfolio management, and also noted for its strong litigation capabilities. Acts for a distinguished client base, including leading companies in media and entertainment, fashion, consumer products, technology, social media and sports. Also offers a specialized China team, acting for Chinese clients on their US trademark matters and for US clients on their operations in China. Increasingly recognized for expertise in patent matters, regularly serving notable technology and life sciences companies on litigation and prosecution.
  5. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Orrick is a go-to firm for household names in the electronics and software spaces. High-caliber trial lawyers who attract important briefs for clients facing patent and copyright litigation. Offers strong representation in patent prosecution and before the USPTO, as well as capabilities handling disputes before the US Supreme Court. Growing practice focusing on the representation of Japanese companies in connection with their US patent needs.
  6. Paul Hastings LLP
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    Paul Hastings LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Paul Hastings has a noted patent group with experience acting across both contentious and noncontentious matters. Particularly renowned for sophisticated representation life sciences and tech companies. Expertise includes high-stakes infringement disputes, including Hatch-Waxman litigation and PTAB proceedings.
  7. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
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    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Weil Gotshal has a strong litigation practice engaged by leading names in the telecommunications, life sciences and hi-tech manufacturing arenas. Also recommended for prosecution and PTAB procedures, including IPRs and covered business method review proceedings. Strong track record in relevant appellate litigation.
  8. Winston & Strawn LLP
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    Winston & Strawn LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    Winston & Strawn houses a respected patent litigation group with a formidable range of first-chair attorneys, prized for its trial capabilities before the ITC and PTAB as well as district and federal courts. Clients are drawn from a number of sectors including technology, pharmaceuticals and energy. Particularly focused on representation of generic manufacturers in ANDA litigation.
  9. Durie Tangri LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 4
  10. Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Fenwick
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    Fenwick
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Fenwick has an acclaimed national IP group that represents emerging and established companies in all manner of litigation, prosecution and transactional matters. Exceptional strength in acting for technology-sector clients, with added expertise in other sectors such as life sciences, consumer goods and manufacturing.
  2. King & Spalding LLP
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    King & Spalding LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    King & Spalding houses a robust national IP practice that conducts complex patent litigation in district courts and before the ITC. Experienced in representing clients across the healthcare, life sciences, and telecommunications sector, among others.
  3. McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 14 Years Ranked
    McDermott has an experienced patent litigation group with notable clients across sectors including life sciences, technology and retail. Capable of handling significant multi-jurisdictional patent disputes. Possesses additional strength in contentious copyright and trade secrets mandates, as well as portfolio management matters.
  4. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is a respected group with a sizable nationwide footprint and a broad IP practice spanning matters including patent infringement litigation, trade secrets and noncontentious portfolio advice. Offers notable experience representing clients at trial and appellate levels.
  5. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Paul, Weiss is a national litigation powerhouse with substantial experience handling sizable patent disputes. Particularly noted for representation of leading life sciences companies. Fields an impressive bench of lawyers with experience acting before the PTAB, Federal Circuit and USPTO.
  6. Venable LLP
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    Venable LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 14 Years Ranked
    Venable has a notable IP group with particular expertise in patent litigation and prosecution, as well as transactional mandates. Offers a strong track record in Hatch-Waxman litigation. Broad client base includes leading life sciences companies.
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    Williams & Connolly LLP
    Intellectual Property
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Williams & Connolly is a premier DC-based litigation practice with a strong contentious IP offering. Frequently retained by technology giants and leading pharmaceutical companies for representation in significant disputes, including Hatch-Waxman litigation.