LAIPLA Member Firms and Companies 2020-2021
With over 30 on the roll, LAIPLA thanks all of its Member Firms and Companies for their support this year.
Akin Gump is a global law firm serving clients ranging from individuals and corporations to nonprofits and sovereign states. The firm provides creative, effective transactional, litigation and public policy counsel and representation in industries ranging from the traditional to tomorrow’s technology. From a single office and two lawyers in Dallas, Texas, the firm has grown to 20 offices, spanning the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and a diverse workforce of more than 900 lawyers and advisors who work alongside clients to address challenges and achieve goals where they live and work.
Our strength and depth across practices, our collaborative work style and our position at the intersection of public policy, business and advocacy give our practitioners the perspective and know-how to help clients tackle their challenges and achieve their goals.
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.
Baker Botts offers a full-service IP practice that covers every area, including obtaining patents and other IP rights for our clients, handling all manner of IP transactions, enforcing IP rights and litigating disputes through trial and final appeal. This experience helps us provide counsel that considers the broad perspective of potential exposure instead of a siloed approach. Patent and trademark prosecution are core functions of our Intellectual Property Department. Our IP lawyers collectively hold scientific and technical degrees in diverse fields, such as chemistry, biology, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, mathematics, civil engineering and more. Our IP practice consists of over 180 lawyers and professionals in 14 offices in the U.S. and internationally, we have accomplished trial lawyers from coast to coast and are extremely active in the courtroom.
Brooks Kushman is a full-service intellectual property and technology firm, specializing in the procurement, protection, enforcement and monetization of intellectual property assets. We offer expertise and counsel to clients of every size, from start-ups to major educational institutions, and some of the world’s most recognized corporations.
We have grown to include more than 90 intellectual property professionals that handle clients’ intellectual property and business matters nationally and around the world. Our professionals remain focused on delivering exceptional results and customized solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. Our firm has earned a national reputation for employing targeted strategies to achieve the best possible results for our clients.
Bugnion S.p.A. is ranked among the leading Italian and European Intellectual Property consulting companies. Headquartered in Italy for over 50 years, Bugnion’s expansive office network provides remarkable international visibility and is a major player on Europe’s Intellectual Property stage. Based upon Bugnion’s proven tailor-made approach, Bugnion’s extensive team of patent, trademark and copyright attorneys effectively protect, identify and enhance clients’ intellectual property and vision, transforming them into key asset drivers to help clients achieve a competitive edge in the global marketplace.
Established in 1994, Coleman & Horowitt is a state-wide law firm focused on delivering responsive and value driven service and preventive law. The firm represents businesses and their owners in matters involving transactions, litigation, agriculture & environmental regulation and litigation, intellectual property, real estate and estate planning and probate. The Firm has been recognized as a “Top Law Firm” (Martindale Hubbell) and a “Go-To” Law Firm (Corporate Counsel).
From six offices in California, and the Firm’s membership in Primerus, a national and international society of highly rated law firms (www.primerus.com), the Firm has helped individuals and businesses solve their most difficult legal problems. For more information, see www.ch-law.com and www.Primerus.com.
Cypress LLP is an innovative law firm based in Los Angeles, California, with a satellite office in San Francisco. Our team of international attorneys provides transactional, litigation, and appellate services, in all aspects of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, fine art law, and trade secrets. We guide businesses and entrepreneurs through complex decision making to solve problems and create value in unexpected ways. We treat our clients’ businesses as our business by actively promoting our clients to improve their business and lives. Our firm’s mission is to transform how people experience working with lawyers. Please contact Bob Muller, Partner and Chair of our IP Group, at firstname.lastname@example.org for all your legal needs.
Durie Tangri is firm of trial lawyers with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. We focus on intellectual property litigation, including patent, copyright, and trademark, as well as complex commercial litigation in areas such as trade secrets, class actions, employee mobility, founder disputes, professional liability, and white collar criminal defense. Since our founding in 2009, we have grown to over thirty-five lawyers, representing companies ranging from startups to Fortune 50 technology companies in their most important and complex disputes.
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 is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With more than 550 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer.
For more than 75 years, Irell & Manella LLP has helped clients resolve their most challenging and complex legal issues. We are known for our extraordinary track record of successful outcomes as well as the genuine creativity we bring to high-stakes, precedent-setting matters. The firm’s success is rooted in our unflagging commitment to quality and client service. A national leader in intellectual property law, we are also sought out for our wide-ranging experience in litigation, private equity, media and entertainment, securities and class action defense.
Irell offers the global reach of an elite firm combined with the lean efficiency of a smaller team. At our core, we are a group of lawyers fiercely devoted to producing positive outcomes in high-stakes deals and disputes. We hire the nation’s most talented lawyers, placing a premium on creativity, drive, experience and practicality. Our team includes members with advanced scientific degrees, work experience in private industry and professional backgrounds as prosecutors and judges.
By bringing together diverse lawyers who combine specialized experience with broad-based legal knowledge—and by training new lawyers to undertake significant responsibility early in their careers—we are able to achieve outstanding results without overstaffing. Ultimately, we are dedicated to creating a collegial, inclusive community where lawyers at all stages of their careers can deliver the highest quality legal work to our clients.
For more information, please visit www.irell.com.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Kirkland & Ellis is a 2,200-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex intellectual property and technology, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, corporate, restructuring, real estate, and tax matters. Kirkland’s nationally-recognized intellectual property practice has approximately 230 intellectual property lawyers who are experienced in a variety of technical disciplines and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Kirkland has one of the most respected intellectual property, copyright, trademark, trade secret misappropriation, and advertising matters. The practice also includes 45 lawyers fully dedicated to negotiating, structuring and closing complex transactions relating to technology and IP.
Knobbe Martens is one of the largest IP law firms in the US, with approximately 275 attorneys and scientists representing a wide spectrum of technologies and IP practice areas. With offices in Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C., we are well-placed to provide a comprehensive service to clients across the country and internationally. We often work across state lines (and cooperate between offices), litigating cases throughout the U.S. in dozens of high-profile matters in hotspots such as the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Central District of California, and the United States International Trade Commission. The firm has practiced exclusively in the area of IP law since 1962, with well over 35,000+ issued US, PCT and international patents.
Maynard Cooper & Gale is a nationally recognized law firm with more than 300 attorneys. Maynard’s Intellectual Property and Technology Group offers each client end-to-end intellectual property legal services from IP litigation to IP protection to help them grow and protect their business. Maynard’s lawyers represent clients across a wide range of technologies from the electrical and computer sciences to life sciences. Its lawyers have represented major companies in industries that include: electronics and computers; software, big data and Internet; mobile and wireless; financial technology; drones, robotics and artificial intelligence; and medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.
Maynard’s IP and Technology Group has subject matter experts in litigation and transactional matters relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition. Its team utilizes a multidisciplinary approach that brings together litigation, transactional, international trade, employment, and IP practitioners to meet client needs. Its lawyers are IP strategists, who focus on enhancing client value through the acquisition, protection and management of IP resources.
Our intellectual property clients come in all sizes—from the largest global companies to individual entrepreneurs. What they have in common are big ideas. For the last 40 years, Morrison & Foerster has been synonymous with big ideas in intellectual property. Our intellectual property practice regularly ranks as one of the top IP practices in the U.S., and was named “IP Firm of the Year” by Chambers USA and “IP Practice of the Year” by Law360 in 2013. Our clients benefit not only from the courtroom prowess of our litigators—and their abilities to resolve disputes short of trial—but also from our experienced patent prosecutors and technology transactions specialists who bring their sophisticated technical insights to bear in shaping and implementing our clients’ IP strategies. With more than 250 IP practitioners, Morrison & Foerster has the size, talent, and global presence to handle any issue of IP law.
MWM is recognized as a leading technology-focused law firm known for the development and enforcement of market-focused offensive and defensive intellectual property portfolios. MWM represents clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies in the hardware, software, firmware, gaming, pharmaceutical, defense, wired/wireless communications, energy, medical device/healthcare, and electromechanical fields, among others.
With over 70 attorneys – 40+ of which are registered patent attorneys – MWM offers full-service counsel in the areas of intellectual property litigation, complex commercial litigation, intellectual property portfolio development, corporate transactions and securities, video gaming, and esports, and employment law. The firm presently has offices in Dallas, Austin, and Marshall, Texas, Los Angeles, California, and a branch opening soon in Miami, Florida.
For nearly 60 years, Munger, Tolles & Olson attorneys have partnered with clients on their most complex matters. With a deep bench that includes former governmental luminaries and over 150 former federal judicial clerks, our attorneys have extensive experience handling precedent-shaping cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals, and federal and state courts across the country. We have earned our reputation by providing clients with exceptional judgment, creative thinking, and a deep commitment to understanding the complexities of their businesses and industries.
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
Ruttenberg IP Law, A Professional Corporation, is a boutique intellectual property law firm based in Century City that focuses primarily on patent litigation matters and other areas of intellectual property and counseling. Founded by Guy Ruttenberg who brings with him over thirteen years of experience working for a top international law firm, Ruttenberg IP Law is committed to providing our clients with personalized and professional legal services. At Ruttenberg IP Law, we offer the expertise of a large firm while providing the personal services of a small firm. Our lean staff enables us to maximize efficiency while minimizing cost to our clients. Ruttenberg IP Law serves a diverse set of clients including small startups and large Fortune 500 companies across a broad range of industries. With a wide range of litigation experience, Ruttenberg IP Law is ideally suited to defend our clients and enforce their intellectually property rights. At Ruttenberg IP Law, we have extensive experience handling trans-border matters and working with multi-national clients, particularly in Asia and Israel. Attorneys at the Firm have forged strong relationships in Asia by working with some of the most prestigious law firms in China and Japan. Our Firm’s experience with U.S. patent litigation, as well as our knowledge of Israeli business culture, enable us to add strategic value to our clients’ cases in those areas of the world. The Firm goes beyond borders by offering comprehensive solutions to intellectual property issues in a variety of international businesses and legal cultures.
Schlee IP is a Los Angeles based, internationally focused boutique IP firm providing domestic and international intellectual property prosecution out of Manhattan Beach for over 20 years.
Alexander Schlee originally founded the office as an equity partner of a German based Intellectual Property law firm in 2000 as a German and European Patent- and Trademark attorney, before additionally becoming a U.S. Patent Attorney. The office was reconfigured as Schlee Intellectual Property International P.C. (SchleeIP) in January 2007. With the addition of Pascal Schlee as a U.S. Patent Agent, the SchleeIP firm is progressing into the second generation as a family run business.
Throughout its years of providing service, SchleeIP has garnered a strong reputation in the California legal community as the go-to firm for international IP matters. Schlee IP deals mainly with international patent applications (PCT), European patents, German patents and German utility models, but also represents clients in European Union Trademarks and European Registered Community Designs (RCD).
Much of SchleeIP’s clientele are members of the legal community, ranging from solo practitioners to big law, who retain SchleeIP to support their U.S. client’s international needs. Additionally, growing demand has seen SchleeIP increasingly take on other clients for domestic U.S. patent and trademark prosecution matters. SchleeIP fills in the gaps and supplements services provided by major law firms and solo practitioners, particularly offering an edge in international IP rights prosecution.
Sidley’s IP Litigation group provides a full range of litigation in the fields of patents, trade secret and unfair competition, false advertising, copyright and theft of idea and trademark litigation, in a wide range of technologies, including life sciences, medical devices, computer software, telecommunications and electronics. Among our 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 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 inter partes and post grant review proceedings and derivation proceedings procedures offer. Sidley’s Technology and IP Transactions lawyers advise on leading-edge tech and IP transactions. We handle licensing, development, collaborations and joint ventures, outsourcing, standards setting, IP purchases and sales, and the IP and tech aspects of mergers and acquisitions. We devote a large and increasing share of our time to cross-border transactions, particularly in Asia Pacific and Europe.
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.
For more than 50 years, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has offered a broad range of services and legal disciplines focused on serving the principal challenges faced by the management and boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in the fields of corporate governance and finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities litigation, employment law, intellectual property, and antitrust, among many other areas of law. With deep roots in Silicon Valley, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has offices in Austin; Beijing; Boston; Brussels; Hong Kong; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Shanghai; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. For more information, please visit www.wsgr.com.