Understanding and protecting intellectual property is crucial to the long-term success of many businesses. Clients seek our advice in high-stakes, “make it or break it” disputes and rely on our broad array of substantive experience in both litigation and transactional matters to help them protect their interests.
The protection of intellectual property is critical to clients working across a range of sectors, including:
- Networking and communications
- Computer software
- Consumer products
- Financial services
Clients benefit from the technical backgrounds and industry experience of many of our attorneys in such fields as biotech, chemistry, computer software and publishing. The world’s top IP innovators look to us to handle their most complex disputes involving:
- Trade secrets
- Domain names
- IP licenses
“[Simpson Thacher] is
a very good firm that has a lot of experience and specialist knowledge.”
First and foremost, our clients appreciate that we are trial lawyers. If disputes go to trial or arbitration, we are known for getting superior results—both in the courtroom and at the settlement table. We unite sophisticated litigation skills with an understanding of our clients’ products and businesses—and a commitment to avoiding the inefficiencies that plague litigation. We work closely with our clients’ experts to immerse ourselves in their technologies and competitive objectives. In addition, we work closely with our clients’ legal managers to execute a cost-effective strategy to any matter.
From market-leading multinationals to early-stage start-ups, our clients are served by an IP Practice that collaborates across offices, industry and practice groups.
Practice of the Year
Our technology lawyers were named a Practice Group of the Year by Law360 2013
Intellectual Property Analytics
Increasingly, business leaders are demanding hard data from in-house counsel to back up IP investment, risk allocation and tactical litigation decisions. Our team launched its own technology platform and analytics database—a unique combination of patent litigation, ownership and transactional intelligence—to help our clients craft and communicate better IP strategies and add business value. The Firm’s work in this area has been recognized by the Financial Times, Law360, and other major legal and financial publications.
Our new platform and analytic approach allows our clients to:
- Save substantial sums on patent maintenance and development costs
- Focus motion practice in patent litigation
- Identify, buy and sell individual patents and patent portfolio(s)
- Identify diligence risks and support better IP terms in corporate transactions
- Evaluate offensive and defensive IP risks