February 24th, 2017
LAIPLA Member Firms and Companies
LAIPLA thanks the following Member Firms and Companies for their continued support. With 31 (and counting) LAIPLA Member Firms and Companies, 2016-2017 will be LAIPLA’s strongest year yet.
If your firm or company is not listed below, please consider becoming a Member Firm.
Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Alston & Bird LLP
Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman
Fish & Richardson
Fox Rothschild LLP
Fulwider Patton LLP
Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Hueston Hennigan LLP
Irell & Manella LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
Latham & Watkins, LLP
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale, Dorr LLP
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Akin Gump’s nationally recognized patent trial attorneys excel in litigating technically complex, high-stakes patent infringement cases and have an extensive history of representing clients in known “hotbeds” of patent litigation, having handled over 300 patent infringement cases in the last 5 years alone. approximately 80% of our lawyers hold technical degrees. We represent clients in every major industry, including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, semiconductor, gaming, consumer electronics, smart phones, energy, automotive, financial services, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and life sciences, in matters involving a wide range of intellectual property issues.
Alston & Bird LLP
Alston & Bird has one of the largest Intellectual Property practices among general practice law firms in the U.S., with over 150 attorneys practicing IP law 100 percent of the time. Our focus is the integrated delivery of first quality, complex legal advice in a number of areas: IP protection and enforcement services including patent, trademark and copyright, IP litigation and technology, and privacy and IP transactions expertise. Our IP practice is consistently ranked by major industry publications, including Corporate Counsel and Intellectual Property Today, as a top performer for counseling, licensing, IP litigation and patent prosecution. In 2015, Alston & Bird was named “International Trade Commission Firm of the Year” by Managing Intellectual Property.
Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops, and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines help millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, bone disease, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, we continue to advance science to serve patients.
Brooks Kushman is a national leader in intellectual property and technology law, serving clients nationally and internationally from our offices in California, Michigan and Washington D.C. We have earned a reputation for providing innovative solutions in high-stakes litigation, prosecution and licensing to meet our client’s evolving needs. Our team of legal professionals represents clients across a variety of industries with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets.
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company partners with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring that enable them to save and enhance lives.
Fulwider Patton LLP has a long tradition of securing intellectual property protection for its clients. With commitment, concern, creativity, and competence, we forge close relationships with our clients by developing a knowledgeable understanding of their technology and industries, being responsive to their needs, and providing timely intellectual property solutions.
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in technology, financial services, energy and private equity. With more than 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation byThe National Law Journal. The firm was named the 2015 Best National Firm for Diversity in North America in the Americas Women in Business Law Awards.
Irell & Manella LLP is a full-service law firm with offices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach, CA. Founded in 1941, Irell is nationally recognized for its litigation, intellectual property, entertainment, corporate, tax, bankruptcy and insurance practices. Irell’s clients include public companies, universities, individuals and leading-edge entrepreneurial companies. For more information, please visit www.irell.com.
Latham & Watkins, LLP
Latham & Watkins is dedicated to working with clients to help them achieve their business goals and overcome legal challenges anywhere in the world. Latham’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice has achieved outstanding results in trials around the world. The breadth of Latham’s IP Litigation group enables Latham to build teams tailored to the client’s needs. With nearly 100 undergraduate and 25 graduate technical degrees, including 10 PhDs, Latham’s IP lawyers and dedicated technical analysts have a rock-solid grasp of technical issues and are uniquely situated to handle cases involving all types of intellectual property claims, including in combination with related claims of antitrust, contract disputes, unfair business practices and other causes of action.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is one of the nation’s leading law and consulting firms, with offices strategically located in California (Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Sacramento), New York (New York City and Albany) and Washington, D.C. The firm represents a sophisticated client base — including Fortune 500, middle-market and emerging companies — across a range of practice areas and industry sectors. For more information, visit www.manatt.com.
Milbank is an international law firm with offices in major cities around the world. For nearly 150 years, the firm has provided premier service to international clients. This service extends to fully meet our clients’ intellectual property needs.
Milbank’s Intellectual Property group is a fully integrated, full-service practice representing clients worldwide in arbitration, licensing and litigation in all courts of the United States, United Kingdom and the European Court of Justice. The group also serves clients in administrative proceedings regarding patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights in agencies such as the U.S. Patent & Trademark Offices, the European Patent Office, the International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Customs Service. Our attorneys have technical training and diverse backgrounds and are conversant with the intellectual property laws and emerging legal developments across the globe.
Munchkin, Inc. is a privately held, global company headquartered in North Hills, California. Munchkin, Inc. creates baby products that excite, delight and make life easier for today’s parents. Founded in 1991, Munchkin, Inc. has always placed great emphasis on innovation, redefining what baby products can achieve. As a result, Munchkin has reinvigorated the category with improvements such as a 2-in-1 bottle brush design and White Hot® Technology that lets moms know if the bath water or the car interior is too hot. A strategic partnership with Church & Dwight Co., Inc., the maker of ARM & HAMMER™ baking soda, resulted in a line of diapering products that work with pure, natural baking soda, including the ARM & HAMMER™ Diaper Pail by Munchkin, winner of the American Baby Bests Award. Munchkin, Inc. has won more than 40 industry awards, including multiple wins of the coveted Target® Corporation Partner Award of Excellence, the ASDA stores partnership award, and the Toys “R” Us 2012 Vendor of the Year award. Endorsed and recommended by sleep and safety experts, medical professionals, toy specialists and parents, Munchkin products can be found at retail outlets internationally. For more information, please visit www.Munchkin.com.
Since its founding in 1885, O’Melveny & Myers LLP has been on the cutting-edge of legal activity. Today, driven by its values of excellence, leadership, and citizenship, O’Melveny is an acknowledged nationaland international leader in providing legal services to clients around the world. Our intellectual property lawyers have broad industry experience and specialized academic backgrounds, including advanced technical and scientific degrees. We counsel on the acquisition, exploitation, and enforcement of intellectual property rights, and, for decades, have prevailed in must-win cases, litigating patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets matters in forums around the nation, both at the trial and appellate levels.
Pillsbury’s Intellectual Property practice advises clients on developing successful and comprehensive IP strategies by protecting, managing, asserting, defending and leveraging their IP assets. We field a team of more than 100 IP attorneys, plus technical consultants and patent agents, in Los Angeles, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Austin, New York, Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, Tokyo, London and other offices around the country and abroad. Our IP team has a wide range of advanced scientific and technical degrees in areas including electrical and mechanical engineering, chemistry, biology, physics and a number of other technical disciplines. www.pillsburylaw.com
is a 700-lawyer business litigation firm — the largest in the world devoted solely to business litigation and arbitration. Our lawyers have tried 2,358 cases and won 2,079, or 88.2%. When we represent defendants, our trial experience gets us better settlements or defense verdicts. When representing plaintiffs, our lawyers have won over $44 billion in judgments and settlements. We have also obtained five 9-figure jury verdicts, twenty-three 9-figure settlements, and eleven 10-figure settlements.
Sheppard Mullin was founded in 1927 on the principle that the firm would succeed only if its attorneysdelivered prompt, high quality and cost-effective legal services. Today, Sheppard Mullin continues to be guided by this philosophy and has grown to over 600 attorneys in 16 offices all aroundthe world. We are well positioned to help companies both protect their intellectual property rights and exploit their commercial potential. We represent clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to deserving start-ups and individuals across a wide spectrum of industries. Our attorneys are consistently recognized as being leaders in the field and have the experience to handle any of our clients’ intellectual property needs.
Sidley’s Intellectual Property Litigation group is composed of nearly 100 lawyers who provide a full range of patent, trade secret and unfair competition, false advertising, copyright and trademark litigation involving a range of technologies, including life sciences, computer software, telecommunications and electronics. Among those lawyers are individuals with graduate-level scientific training in diverse technologies, such as biochemistry and electrical engineering. We have also defended some of the world’s best-selling prescription drugs, including in Hatch-Waxman cases. Many of these patent cases have been high stakes with many millions of dollars at risk. In addition, the firm has many experienced patent litigators able to assist patent owners and patent challengers in new administrative litigation proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office. Our PTO Contested Proceedings Practice offers clients a sophisticated, litigation-focused approach that maximizes the advantages that the new inter partes and post grant review proceedings and derivation proceedings procedures offer.
At Snell & Wilmer, we dedicate ourselves to these values: For our clients, we will work hard, providesuperior legal services on a timely, effective, and efficient basis, and maintain the highest standards of professional integrity. For our firm, we will foster an enjoyable working environment, based on open communication and mutual respect, and will encourage initiative, innovation, teamwork, and loyalty. For our community, we will continue our long tradition of service and leadership. Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing in nine locations throughout the western United States and in Mexico. Intellectual Property attorneys in our Los Angeles and Orange County offices provide clients with comprehensive services in patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. We take pride in cultivating extensive knowledge of our clients’ businesses, issues and concerns, and we are equipped to assist in the most efficient manner possible. The full-service nature of our intellectual property practice—from preparation and prosecution to licensing and litigation and PTO proceedings—allows us to have a wider field of vision that takes into account our clients’ specific business goals.
At Venable LLP, we are strategically positioned to advance our clients’ business objectives in all areas of intellectual property, as well as corporate law, complex litigation, and regulatory and government affairs. Our Intellectual Property Practice comprises over 75 attorneys and patent agents with a broad range of experience in IP litigation, patent prosecution and counseling, trademark portfolio management and enforcement, copyright protection, transactions and licensing, and brand and content protection. We combine the breadth of a full-service firm with the depth of IP experience usually found only in boutiques. Our practitioners draw on their diverse backgrounds in science and technology as well as previous in-house and government experience to provide clients with comprehensive strategies to protect, enforce, and maximize valuable IP assets. Venable offers a balance of aggressive and efficient litigation practice with strategic counseling savvy in all areas of IP, making us the choice of leading companies here and abroad.
WilmerHale helps clients at every stage of growth in every aspect of their business that involves the acquisition, exploitation or protection of intellectual property. We offer full-service IP coverage across a broad spectrum of technologies and product categories, handling all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law. In 2015, BTI Consulting Group recognized WilmerHale as the “Most-Favored IP Department” in the United States, one of five “Go-To IP Firms,” one of six “Go-To IP Litigation Firms,” and one of two that are the “Best at Complex IP Litigation.” WilmerHale has been included on The National Law Journal’s IP Hot List each year since 2011, and in that same period Chambers USA has continuously ranked WilmerHale’s IP Practice band one, noting our teams “are outstanding at all levels, combining first-rate technical and legal acumen and great trial skills.” We leverage the experience of more than 200 attorneys and technology specialists, with more than 160 holding degrees in technological, engineering or scientific fields, and 70 lawyers and agents registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide. The firm represents companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations. For more than 50 years, we have offered a broad range of services focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients. Today, with more than 700 attorneys in 14 offices worldwide, WSGR is recognized as a leader in intellectual property, corporate governance and finance, M&A, private equity, securities litigation, and antitrust, among many other areas of law. For more information, please visit www.wsgr.com.