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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.

In January 2015, Cooley established its first European office in London. Cooley's UK practice has strengths across many of its core practice areas, among them corporate/M&A, venture capital, technology and life sciences transactions, IP, complex high-stakes litigation, insurance & reinsurance, financial services regulation, tax, competition, employment, compensation & benefits, data protection and privacy.

  • Cooley has 900 lawyers across 12 offices in the United States, China and Europe
  • 300 partners in a single-tier partnership
  • 2000 employees worldwide
  • Fully integrated IP prosecution, counseling and litigation practice
  • Recognised as Elite "Top 5 Innovative Law Firm" by Financial Times
  • Named London Office of the Year 2015 by Legal Week at the British Legal Awards
  • Named “IP Litigation Department of the Year 2015,” by The Recorder
  • Cooley is one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For"
  • The Human Rights Campaign selected Cooley for the "National Ally of Justice" award

Last updated 1st August 2016 

Sector expertise
We provide a comprehensive range of IP services across numerous sectors with a particular focus on technology and life sciences.Our trade mark team advise individuals through to multi-national companies, including some of the world's most well-known brands, on selection, acquisition, exploitation and enforcement of trade marks, brands and designs throughout the EU and worldwide.

Our IP litigation team resolves IP and technology disputes and members of our team have acted in High Court litigation, before the Court of Justice of the European Union and in numerous arbitrations in a broad array of disputes ranging from complex patent litigation, copyright and online trade mark infringement.

Our patent prosecution practice offers clients the full range of patent drafting and prosecution services in Europe and the US, EPO opposition work and general patent-related advice including freedom to operate analyses, infringement and validity opinions, due diligence and management of global technology including the life-sciences, mechanical and high-tech sectors.

On the transaction side, our specialist life sciences transaction team has significant experience advising on matters involving patents and know-how including advising clients in the sector on licensing, collaboration and joint venture agreements and a range of commercial contracts.  Similarly our technology and media team advises on various agreements for clients in the technology sector involving trade marks and copyright.