A company’s intellectual property is its most valuable asset, and a well-defined IP strategy is critical to developing and maintaining its position in a competitive global marketplace. Leading innovators rely on Perkins Coie to guide them through the IP life cycle.
Perkins Coie’s IP attorneys take a holistic approach to their work with clients at all stages of growth. We help identify and protect new innovations, defend brands and technologies, and increase profits. From helping market leaders maintain their position, advising mid-sized companies on how to outpace their competitors, and guiding innovative startups on accelerated growth paths, we partner with our clients each step of the way.
With more than 250 attorneys and agents, our IP team provides protection, development, and enforcement for our clients’ IP assets. Our areas of focus include patent litigation and appeals, post-grant proceedings, patent prosecution and portfolio counseling, trademark, copyright, advertising, internet, and trade secret counseling and litigation, as well as technology licensing and monetization.
We have built a premier IP practice by immersing ourselves in our clients’ technologies and industries. With deep experience and issue-specific backgrounds, our professionals analyze technology and navigate complex scientific issues. More than 175 of our attorneys and technical professionals earned degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, and life sciences-related fields, and many of our attorneys have worked as scientists, engineers, or in-house counsel.
Our integrative strategy goes beyond the mechanics of IP law. We understand the important role IP plays in our clients’ business planning and we view legal matters within a broader context to protect, enforce, and defend their valuable IP assets. Many market-leading companies have come to Perkins Coie for IP counsel early in their life cycle. Acting as trusted advisors throughout the arc of their growth, we have refined our legal guidance to meet their needs and objectives, appreciating that a successful IP formula needs to be flexible through each stage of a company’s growth.
We collaborate with our clients to foster diverse, inclusive teams. Perkins Coie is recognized by Intel as its most diverse outside legal team and as Microsoft’s Law Firm Diversity Program Top Performer for 2020. We also rank at the top of ChIPs and Diversity Lab’s Inclusion Blueprint Survey. Our cross-generational, cross-cultural women IP attorneys are transforming the traditional IP profile, with over two-thirds possessing STEM backgrounds. And in 2021, we launched Le[a]dBetter® Imagine to support the work of women inventors and their innovation ecosystem contributions.
Our industry-shaping work for innovative clients places us in the top tier of IP firms—we were named an IP Practice Group of the Year by Law360 in 2019 and a finalist for The American Lawyer’s IP Litigation Department of the Year in 2019 and 2021.
A Holistic Legal Strategy for The IP Life Cycle
Partnering with Clients for Business Success