With more than 100 full-time patent litigators, Perkins Coie has one of the largest patent litigation practices in the United States.
Our Chambers-USA-recognized litigators regularly represent clients in high-stakes patent matters in U.S. District Courts, before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). We regularly represent many 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. Our attorneys have tried and litigated cases across the country, including the major patent centers of Northern California, Chicago, Delaware, Los Angeles, New York and Texas.
In the past two years alone, our attorneys have litigated more than 150 patent cases in federal courts throughout the country and before the International Trade Commission. Because Perkins Coie is a full-service firm, our patent litigation attorneys can draw on the experience of more than 250 additional litigators, many with extensive trial experience in antitrust, trade secrets, copyright and trademark matters.
Our Patent Litigation practice also benefits from the depth of knowledge of 100 patent prosecutors and agents in the national Patent practice. The two practices combined contain more than 175 attorneys with science degrees, including more than 85 with electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science backgrounds. Few firms, if any, in the country have our patent litigation experience plus deep technical bench in electrical engineering and computer science.
We know from experience how to seize advantage at every phase of the patent litigation process, from preliminary injunction hearings, Markman hearings and ITC litigation to jury and bench trials nationwide. And while our attorneys have the technical savvy to litigate the most complex patent issues of the day, they are also skilled at presenting each case in language and with evidence that judges and juries understand.
Our patent litigation team understands that litigation is a business issue, not just a legal issue. Our experienced attorneys understand our client's business priorities, and they focus on resolving disputes using litigation-prevention strategies, such as alternative dispute resolution, licensing options and joint ventures, that lead to the best business result for the client.
Perkins Coie is ranked nationally as third among “Firms That Landed The Most Patent Suits Last Year” per Lex Machina, as well as the top national firm for litigation milestones for patentee firms and fourth for defense firms per Docket Navigator. Our practice also was ranked the fifth most-hired law firm in the country for patent litigation defense and sixth for overall patent litigation by Corporate Counsel in its most recent patent litigation survey. We rank within the top ten law firms nationwide for post-grant proceedings per Managing IP. We are also recognized as one of the top ten “Firms That Dominated the Federal Circuit” in 2016 by Law360. We attribute these accolades to understanding our clients’ business priorities well and focusing on resolving disputes with the best business result for our clients.
Perkins Coie also has a leading post-grant practice. We are currently involved in more than 220 inter partes review (IPR), covered business method (CBM) and post-grant review (PGR) proceedings, including more than 190 IPRs alone. We have taken more than 35 IPRs to final written decisions on the petitioner side. We were honored to recently be ranked as one of the top ten law firms for representing PTAB petitioners by Managing Intellectual Property and ranked sixth among all law firms nationwide handling IPR, CBM and PGR proceedings by Docket Navigator in their most recent surveys.