The Intellectual Property Group represents clients in critical disputes involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, domain names and license agreements. Clients turn to the group for its proven trial record and effective management of cases in courts and arbitral tribunals around the world.
The group’s attorneys are, first and foremost, seasoned trial lawyers. They also are comfortable with technology – many have backgrounds in biotechnology, chemistry, physics and computer software. Members of the group combine technical experience with the trial skills necessary to persuade judges and juries alike.
The diversity of the group’s practice is illustrated by its recent engagements for some of the world’s most prominent companies. In patent litigation, for example, they represent Japan’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturer Daiichi Sankyo; semiconductor industry leader Intel; networking pioneers Cisco and 3Com; and communications giants Verizon Communications and Verizon Wireless. In copyright litigation, they represent Factiva, a Dow Jones/Reuters joint venture; in trademark litigation, their clients include Weight Watchers and Doctors Without Borders. The group is or has handled an array of intellectual property matters for clients in a number of fields, including Accenture, America Online, the Apollo Theater, Avistar, Biosynexus, Hard Rock Hotel (Las Vegas), Honeywell, Lotus Development (now part of IBM), NEC, Nidek, Nobel Biocare (formerly Nobel Biopharma), Owens-Illinois, Planned Parenthood, Polaroid, Reuters, SiRF Technology, Synchrologic, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Wella (now part of Procter & Gamble).