Norton Rose Fulbright offers a truly global practice, employing more than 4,000 attorneys and legal professionals throughout its bases in more than 50 cities worldwide. It has domestic offices in New York, Dallas, Austin, Minneapolis and Washington DC. The United States IP group has particular strength in patent litigation and trademark prosecution.
James Repass is global head of the firm’s IP group, focusing on transactions and IP strategy for the firm’s international client base. Gina Shishima is head of the firm’s United States IP practice, specializing in patent prosecution and disputes for life sciences companies. Eric Hall predominantly represents clients in the electrical and high-tech industries. He is skilled at handling patent disputes, prosecution and IP transactions.
One peer praises head of IP brands Tim Kenny for his multifaceted practice, calling him an “excellent lawyer, both on the prosecution and litigation side.” Kenny was recently active for a number of clients in trademark matters, including prosecution for credit score entity FICO. Dallas partner Linda Merritt has expertise in the areas of trademarks, trade dress and copyright.