Intellectual Property

About

Companies around the world – leading pharmaceutical innovators, fast-growing Internet and other technology companies, established multinational corporations and early development companies – turn to us for their most important intellectual property (IP) and technology needs.

From bet-the-company litigation to groundbreaking, cross-border transactions, the intellectual property and technology lawyers in our global network deliver decades of experience combined with a broad scope of technical expertise to our clients.

Worldwide, we offer a full range of legal services for the acquisition, commercialization, and enforcement of intellectual property and technology assets in the areas of:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Sourcing
  • Trade secrets
  • Data privacy and security

Litigation

Our litigators win significant IP cases regardless of the technology involved. We try to resolve cases early, by motions to dismiss or favorable claim construction rulings; however, when needed, we try cases to judges and juries. We combine litigation teams in Europe and the US in order to provide integrated litigation strategies so that clients can take consistent litigation positions wherever the dispute may be adjudicated.

Leveraging our Firm’s global experience and resources, we work with complementary practices such as antitrust/competition, trade and international arbitration, to litigate in various courts globally and before the US International Trade Commission (ITC), or to pursue mediation or arbitration. We offer our clients successful litigation strategies using lean and experienced teams.

Technology Transactions

Our lawyers supporting technology transactions represent one of the largest groups of any full-service law firm in the world. We offer our clients decades of experience in assessing and overcoming commercial, legal, regulatory and structural risks worldwide. The Technology Transactions Group provides strategic and commercial advice to our clients and counsels on all aspects of sourcing and IT transactions, including strategic sourcing, complex procurement and specialized information technology projects.

We advise leading global companies across a wide spectrum of technology transactions. We have been global leaders in the implementation of enterprise-level cloud computing solutions and “As-a-Service” offerings in the financial services and other industries. Our work ranges from negotiating all IP-related transaction documentation to structuring, negotiating and implementing complex sourcing and strategic alliances. Our lawyers advise on a range of commercial concerns including pricing, performance and governance – all with a view to developing sustainable relationships that serve our clients’ objectives. We appreciate the need to incorporate flexibility into these transactions so that these dynamic relationships can adapt over time to meet ever-changing economic conditions and client objectives.

Building IP portfolios

  • We work with clients to develop and manage patent portfolios in key markets through all phases of patent procurement.
  • We represent patent owners and parties challenging the validity of patents in all aspects of US Patent Office post-grant proceedings, which has become a common, cost-effective option for defendants in patent litigation.
  • Our lawyers protect and enforce trademark portfolios of leading brands worldwide, including prosecuting and clearing new brand names
  • We regularly advocate for our clients in trademark matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.