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Intellectual Property Litigation

Skilled legal support from an IP litigation powerhouse

Capabilities at a glance

  • The experience, knowledge and resources to protect, enforce and defend your patents, trademarks and trade secrets, whichever industry you operate in.
  • Sophisticated and strategic approach to the litigation process, seeking early settlement where possible and trial as a last resort.
  • A commitment to winning that sees our clients return to us time and again. Several of our IP litigators are listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Your business partners in IP litigation

Everything we do, inside and outside the courtroom, is based on a deep understanding of our client’s needs and expectations. From the outset, we will endeavor to become experts in your products and wider business objectives, before developing a litigation strategy that is most likely to secure your intellectual property (IP) and achieve your goals. We know from our extensive experience how complex IP cases can be, and we know how to tell your story in a way that judges and juries understand; everything we do is about maximizing your chances of success. Our sophisticated budgeting and case management offers you assurances on cost predictability, so you can be confident fees won’t run out of control.

Intellectual property attorneys with broad and deep litigation experience

Our clients are sophisticated companies that understand the value and importance of protecting their ideas, technologies and brands. But we understand that each of your business needs, products and market contexts will be unique. Our experienced IP Litigation Practice Group advises household names across a range of industries, including:

  • Biotechnology, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies
  • Research institutions
  • Software companies
  • Consumer product companies
  • Medical device companies
  • Food and beverage companies
  • Original equipment manufacturing companies

Our attorneys provide clients with unmatched prosecution and litigation skills, along with the experience and knowledge to address inter partes review, post grant review, covered business method review and ex parte reexamination. We regularly assist clients on both the patent owner and challenger side of review proceedings and have experience handling IP matters in arbitration and in connection with bankruptcy proceedings.


  • Patent litigation
  • Trademark litigation
  • Copyright litigation
  • Trade secret, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices litigation
  • False advertising and right of publicity litigation
  • Domain name disputes
  • IP licensing litigation


  • Defended our client, a toy manufacturer, against allegations our client stole the plaintiff's likeness and name. The plaintiff brought claims under the Lanham Act, Wisconsin's privacy statute and Wisconsin's common law of negligence. The court dismissed with prejudice the right of privacy and tort claims, as well as the claim for cancellation of our clients' trademarks. The plaintiff also agreed to dismiss the remaining Lanham Act claim with prejudice for no money. This was an important stand for our client, which has been increasingly threatened with claims of copying individuals' names and likenesses.
  • Defended a sportswear manufacturer in opposition proceedings on trademark infringement and unfair competition, under both federal and state law, and a claim of dilution under state law. The plaintiff alleged that our client willfully infringed his signature mark by selling apparel bearing certain designs that are confusingly similar. The court denied the plaintiffs' motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to prevent our client from using these designs in connection with the promotion, marketing, advertising and sale of products and services.

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