Known for its deep client commitment, knowledge and experience, Perkins Coie is a nationally recognized leader in patent litigation and post-grant review practice.
Perkins Coie has built a premier nationwide patent litigation practice by focusing on clients’ needs, immersing ourselves in their businesses and exploiting preeminent technical resources and experience to achieve successful results.
Client Commitment and Industry Knowledge
Perkins Coie treats patent litigation as a business problem as well as a legal issue. We strive to understand our clients’ businesses and priorities so that we can serve their long-term goals and short-term needs.
In the process, we learn clients’ technology and industry trends so that we can anticipate problems and get up to speed quickly when disputes arise. That investment has made us an authority in a wide variety of cutting-edge technologies, including semiconductors, smartphones, cloud storage, social media, e-commerce, LED lighting, uncrewed vehicles, consumer products, medical devices, and pharmaceutical drugs and biologics. We draw on that knowledge to assess clients’ litigation needs and solve problems efficiently. As a result, we can readily support large, highly sophisticated litigation clients, yet also efficiently serve emerging companies with smaller budgets.
|150+ USPTO REGISTERED ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS
120+ EXPERIENCED PATENT LITIGATORS
130+ ADVANCED DEGREES IN EE/CS RELATED TECHNOLOGIES INCLUDING 15 PHDS
30+ ADVANCED DEGREES IN LIFE SCIENCES INCLUDING 12 PHDS
Extensive Experience in Major Venues
We regularly represent clients in high-stakes patent matters around the country. We have litigated over 350 patent cases in the past two years, with achievements that include outright wins on motions to dismiss, summary judgments, bench and jury trials. Additionally, we have resolved disputes through the negotiation of many favorable settlements.
We have particularly deep experience in the major centers of district court patent litigation, including in Northern, Central and Southern California, Delaware, Chicago, New York and East and West Texas district courts. Other distinctions include a sophisticated ITC practice and a premier post-grant practice before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board in which we have handled over 800 IPR, CBM and PGR matters. And when cases go up on appeal, we have one of the leading Federal Circuit practices in the country. In the past five years, we have handled well over 100 patent appeals and writ proceedings in the Federal Circuit, earning an impressive record of 49 wins, 13 losses, and 2 mixed results in cases decided on the merits.
Advanced Technical Backgrounds and Deep Bench
Few firms can match the size and depth of our patent practice. We have over 245 full-time patent litigators, patent prosecutors, and agents who are highly skilled at analyzing technology. Over 225 of our attorneys and agents have degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, and life sciences-related fields.
Many of our litigators worked in industry before turning to patent law, giving them both practical and technical insights. We staff matters with lawyers and other professionals who have the experience and issue-specific background to tackle the problem, and we use that technical savvy to master complex scientific issues.
Ability to Try and Win Major Cases
Succeeding at patent litigation requires translating difficult technical concepts into stories, language and concepts that judges and juries can understand. Aided by a leading in-house jury consultant and a high-quality in-house graphics team, we make persuasive presentations at all phases of a case—from preliminary injunction motions to claim construction, summary judgment, trial and beyond.
When working with the Perkins Coie patent litigators, clients benefit from access to the type of technological focus typically associated with a boutique patent practice, while also gaining the sophistication of working with an Am Law 50 national litigation law firm known for achievements in antitrust, unfair trade practices, product liability, trade secrets, copyright, trademark, international trade and other areas of law. Four of our patent litigators are members of the American College of Trial Lawyers.