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Chair of Patent Prosecution: Ivor Elrifi
Chair of IP Litigation: Steve Smith
Chair of Trademark, Copyright and Advertising: Jeff Greene

Quick facts:

Established: 1920
Number of Partners: 320+
Number of IP Practitioners: 200+

Cooley's lawyers solve legal issues for entrepreneurs, financial institutions, investors and established companies. Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, often where innovation meets the law.

Cooley’s global intellectual property practice is comprised of 200+ IP lawyers and professionals across a dozen offices in the US and Europe. Our IP team provides prosecution and strategic counseling services that allow clients to gain the most value from their IP and represents clients in complex infringement suits in which core products and brands are at stake. We are proud to be recognized as a leader in IP law by several publications including The American Lawyer, BTI Consulting, Chambers, Corporate Counsel, IAM Patent 1000, Legal 500, Law360, LMG Life Sciences, Managing IP, National Law Journal and World Trademark Review, among others. 


  • Cooley has 1,100+ lawyers across 16 offices in the United States, Asia and Europe
  • One of the top law firms on Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list
  • Fully integrated IP prosecution, counseling and litigation practice
  • 4,500+ patent applications filed globally for clients in 2019
  • 3,500+ trademark applications filed globally for clients in 2019
  • 1,500+ domain names recovered through UDRP and Nominet proceedings
  • 1,000+ investor-side and company-side patent due diligence reviews in high-value deals and transactions 
  • 1,000+ trademark, copyright and advertising disputes globally in 2019 (cancellations, oppositions, litigation) 
  • 475+ US patent cases in the last 5 years
  • 300+ US PTAB proceedings 
  • 30+ Section 337 USITC investigations 
  • 30+ patents invalidated in the last two years
  • 10 US patent trials in the last 5 years


Last updated 1st September

Practice Areas: Copyright & related rights, Designs, Intellectual property (contentious), Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, ITC litigation, Life sciences IP, Patent, Patent contentious, Patent prosecution, PTAB litigation, Trade mark, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution

Sector Expertise: Aerospace, Advertising, Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial intelligence, Arts, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemical, Computer technology & services, Construction & materials, Defence, E-commerce, Electrical, Electronics, Fashion & luxury goods, Film, Financial services, Food & beverage, Gaming, Hospitality & leisure, ICT & software, Instruments, Internet, Life sciences, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Media, Medical device, Music, Nanotechnology, Not-for-profit, Optics & photonics, Pharmaceutical, Real estate, Renewable energy, Retail, Robotics, Semiconductors, Sports, Technology hardware, Telecommunication, Tobacco, Transport, Universities & research, Utilities