Founded in 1938, Phoenix-based Snell & Wilmer is a full-service firm with more than 400 lawyers and nine offices across the Western US. More than 30 IP attorneys are based in the firm's headquarters and specialize in various areas of transactional law and IP litigation. The firm receives especially strong praise with regard to patent and trademark prosecution and counseling on behalf of clients in the technology, telecommunications, energy, and pharmaceutical industries, to name a few. The firm is one of the largest in Arizona.
Charles Hauff Jr and Howard Sobelman co-chair the firm's IP practice. Sid Leach is a star litigator who has had victories in cases related to virtually every aspect of IP law. He is especially knowledgeable in the areas of electronics and computer technology.