The more than 100 attorneys in the national Patent Litigation practice 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. 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 group also benefits from the expertise of 90 patent prosecutors and agents in the national Patent group. The two practices combined contain more than 150 attorneys with engineering and computer degrees, including 100 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 focus on resolving disputes with the best business result for the client, including litigation-prevention strategies such as alternative dispute resolution, licensing options and joint ventures.
Perkins Coie has one of largest patent litigation practices in the country according to Law360 and IP Law & Business. We are ranked nationally as the most-hired law firm for Section 337 Actions in the U.S. International Trade Commission and one of the five most-hired law firms nationally for patent litigation by Corporate Counsel. U.S. News - Best Lawyers® has named us the Patent Law Firm of the Year, and we are the only Am Law 100 firm ranked in the Top 10 for patent quality by Ocean Tomo and Intellectual Asset Management Magazine.