Intellectual Property Litigation |
Perkins Coie's Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation attorneys understand the significance and value of intellectual property rights to businesses and individuals. We help our clients protect their intellectual property by prosecuting infringement claims when their rights are violated and defending against infringement claims when they are challenged. In addition to handling intellectual property litigation, our attorneys help clients develop and implement intellectual property investigation and enforcement programs.
Our IP practices are ranked among the largest in the U.S. Our IP litigators – more than 120 throughout the firm – have deep experience in patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other IP-related cases, and regularly address the nuanced issues that can arise in these cases. We have experience litigating IP matters around the country, in a multitude of technology arenas as well as within the arts, and a wide array of other industries.
- Patent litigation: Our patent litigators represent Fortune 100 and 500 companies in patent litigation cases involving technologies such as computer science, biotech, semiconductors, telecom, mechanical and electrical engineering, consumer products and medical devices. We litigate cases throughout the United States, including the major patent centers of Delaware, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Northern California, Madison, Wisconsin, and Texas. For example, our litigators have represented HTC Corporation in a number of matters, including a case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in which HTC mobile phones were alleged to infringe patents relating to synchronization, handover, and access authorization in GSM and 3GPP networks. We have represented several companies who were sued in the Eastern District of Texas. More recently, we also represented Riddell Sports in a successful jury verdict upholding patent infringement and validity on three patents aimed at reducing concussions in football. The damage award is the largest recorded in a patent case in the Western District of Wisconsin.
- Copyright litigation: Our copyright litigators represent clients in cases involving works of all varieties, from art to semiconductor microcode. As just one example, we have represented Blue Nile in a number of copyright infringement actions related to diamond photographs.
- Trademark litigation: We have extensive experience litigating trademark, trade dress, dilution, unfair competition, false advertising, false endorsement, domain name, gray market and anti-counterfeiting claims in courts across the country, as well as before the Trademark and Trial Appeal Board (TTAB). For instance, we have represented Nintendo of America in a number of actions that have successfully protected its trademarks. We also represent adidas America, Inc. in the enforcement of its trademarks.
We also frequently represent clients before state attorneys general and federal regulatory agencies including the International Trade Commission (ITC), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). A representative list of our experience is available by clicking on "Experience" above.
National law firm resources, IP boutique efficiencies
Our resources are vast and flexible. We can create IP litigation teams with attorneys, paralegals and other resources from Perkins Coie’s 19 offices when the situation calls for it. Efficient case staffing, case management systems and inter-office collaboration ensure maximum effectiveness for maximum value.