Barnes & Thornburg’s Intellectual Property Department is among the largest in the country, with nearly 120 IP attorneys and professionals. We have more than 75 registered patent attorneys and agents all with technical degrees, including several Ph.Ds. Our practice covers a broad spectrum of services, including strategic IP portfolio services, prosecuting and litigating patents, trademarks and copyrights, enforcement of patents and trademarks and defense of IP enforcement actions. From coast to coast, we counsel clients from a variety of industries, such as medical device, plastics and packaging, internet and computer technology, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, automotive and aviation. With decades of experience, we understand that the many types of IP assets drive core business strategy and brand development. Our cost-conscious solutions help clients derive as much value from their intellectual resources as from their human resources.
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.
Weil’s national Patent Litigation practice offers strong platforms in Silicon Valley, Houston, New York, and Washington, DC, with 40 practitioners nationally. We have earned a reputation as a go-to firm for high stakes patent litigation in all of the major venues, including in federal district courts, at the United States International Trade Commission, on appeal at the Federal Circuit, or before the Patent Office. Our patent litigators regularly handle matters where the rulings are game-changing and where the law, facts, and technology are complex. In many instances, these cases often have far-reaching impacts across entire industries. Importantly, many of our attorneys have degrees in chemistry, biology, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and physics. These technical and scientific backgrounds allow us to identify critical issues and quickly understand the technology at the forefront of a case. With the majority of our team licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent Office, our team has unique strategic advantages in being able to navigate the interplay of district court cases and IPR/post-grant proceedings. Indeed, our lawyers are leaders in inter partes review and covered business method review proceedings, having handled more than 250 of them since 2012.
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.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,100 attorneys in 41 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100.
Greenberg Traurig's Intellectual Property & Technology Practice has more than 200 full-time intellectual property attorneys and professionals serving clients across the United States and in key business centers around the world. We handle all aspects of intellectual property, including patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and right of publicity litigation; trademark prosecution and brand management; copyright and DMCA agent registration; patent prosecution and portfolio management; licensing; inter partes review; third-party monitoring; domain name management; and interferences. We also counsel on the full range of data privacy and security breach issues, provide licensing and cross-border services and defend data privacy, security breach, and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action suits.
Our team includes skilled and technical professionals with a deep understanding of both specialized technology and the complex dynamics of worldwide distribution, providing our clients with an entrepreneurial approach. We advise on patent litigation and re-examinations, as well as assist clients in managing international portfolios. Our Trademarks and Brand Management Practice features one of the largest trademark prosecution, portfolio management, licensing, litigation, and counseling legal practices worldwide. We also counsel extensively on fair use, social media, mobile, cloud, and new technology issues. Our litigation teams regularly handle complex copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret cases. GT lawyers likewise handle complex transactions and help clients structure new business models and protect and reduce exposure from new technologies. Additionally, our attorneys have deep-rooted science and engineering backgrounds. Together, we offer clients integrative and strategic counsel in virtually all areas of Intellectual Property & Technology. The deftness of our global network provides our clients with creative and forward-thinking legal services aimed at further enhancing their business operations.
The experienced trial lawyers at Heim, Payne & Chorush LLP focus on technologically complex patent infringement, trade secrets and patent-related class-action antitrust litigation. These cases involve a variety of proprietary and nonproprietary technologies including microprocessors, wireless local area networks, oilfield technology, computer architecture and much more. The firm represents plaintiffs and defendants across the country in state, federal and appellate courts, including the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Its clients range from some of the largest energy and technology firms in the world to small startups.
Heim, Payne & Chorush attorneys come from a wide variety of technical backgrounds in engineering and science. Each has one or more degrees in electrical engineering, computer engineering, chemical engineering, material engineering, physics, or chemistry. Many served clerkships at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and/or the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Many are registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. One received the highest score on the Texas Bar Examination, and another is a former U.S. patent examiner.
Heim, Payne & Chorush lawyers have earned some of the largest patent infringement verdicts and settlements in the country, while the firm’s patent-related antitrust work has resulted in record outcomes against pharmaceutical companies that abuse patent laws to gain an unfair competitive advantage. With the rise of post-grant challenges at the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Heim, Payne & Chorush has an active practice in inter partes review proceedings and has successfully represented both patent owners and petitioners in IPR proceedings.
The firm’s unique combination of technical knowledge and top-tier legal experience and credentials allows it to achieve the best possible results for its clients as it handles all facets of the most complicated intellectual property litigation.