Weil Gotshal & Manges

United States (National)

Address:
767 Fifth Avenue
New York
United States
NY 10153

+1 212 310 8000


Quick facts:

Established: 1931
Office Locations: Boston, Dallas, Houston, Miami, New York, Princeton, Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C., Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris, Warsaw, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai


Weil offers a comprehensive, national IP practice, encompassing Patent Litigation, Technology and IP Transactions, IP/Media (which encompasses trademark, copyright, music licensing, and advertising matters), and our cross-disciplinary IP Counseling Practice.

Our Patent Litigation team—which includes more than 40 attorneys in Silicon Valley, New York, Texas, and Washington, DC—is a trusted advisor to some of the world’s biggest names in technology and life sciences. We have extensive experience in all the major patent litigation venues, including Federal District Courts, the Patent Office, the International Trade Commission and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Importantly, our team includes many attorneys with technical degrees and prior work experience in disciplines such as electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry, and biology, enabling us to quickly and effectively understand our clients’ technologies and underlying intellectual property.

Our Technology and IP Transactions group comprises 22 lawyers in New York, Silicon Valley and London who spend 100% of their time on technology and intellectual property transactions—a distinguishing feature of Weil—bringing deep expertise to client matters. We represent our clients in all stages of development from start-ups to Fortune 50 across a broad range of industries. We are well known for our cutting-edge work across all forms of stand-alone technology and intellectual property transactions such as patent acquisitions, licensing agreements, joint ventures, strategic alliances, research and development collaborations, internet/e-commerce arrangements and other types of cross-border technology transactions, among others. Our lawyers also handle transactions in the Fintech and Adtech sectors.

Our IP/Media practice, which boasts nearly two dozen lawyers with IP expertise and courtroom experience, has a leading reputation for success on behalf of media and non-media companies dealing with challenging IP issues and disputes. Leading social media companies, major entertainment companies, and international financial services companies regularly turn to Weil’s IP/Media practice to manage a wide variety of issues, including: complex and cutting-edge secondary liability issues; music licensing; trademark and copyright licensing requirements; trademark strategy, enforcement and litigation; IP matters arising in the transactional context; false advertising claims; DMCA safe harbors and compliance requirements; development of terms of service, fair use and assessment of infringement risks (both direct and secondary); and defenses associated with the clients’ service offerings and product development initiatives. Weil has also built the nation’s pre-eminent music copyright law licensing practice, which includes clients like Sirius XM Radio, Inc., Twitter, Mood Media, the local broadcast radio industry, the local broadcast television industry, broadcast television networks, dozens of cable networks, and a host of Internet-based music users. We work closely with our broad base of clients to help coordinate these issues on a global basis, and over the last several decades, our lawyers have participated in many of the most significant trademark & copyright cases of our time.

Weil also offers an IP Counseling group, which provides clients with pre-litigation counseling and design-around advice, patent strategy and analysis, and technology-focused litigation services (such as infringement and invalidity contentions, prior art searching and analysis, reexaminations, and expert reports).

Weil’s clients benefit from our deep bench of leading practitioners with the full spectrum of IP capabilities. Clients of the group include: AIG; eBay; Eli Lilly; Facebook; General Electric; GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Illumina; Intel; Johnson & Johnson; Lenovo Group; Micron; Nuance Communications; Oculus; Oracle; S&P Global; Samsung; Sanofi; SiriusXM Radio; Twitter; Under Armour; among others.

 



Last updated 22nd July 2019