LAIPLA Member Firms and Companies 2022-2023
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.
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.
Cislo & Thomas LLP is a full-service intellectual property law firm, specializing in patent, copyright, and trademark litigation and providing Quality Client Care® throughout Southern California since 1979. We have offices in Southern California to serve our clients’ intellectual property needs with highly skilled experts in all types of IP. We adhere to the highest standards of excellence and integrity to fulfill our clients’ IP objectives, and strive to exceed our clients’ expectations and anticipate their concerns using a team approach.
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.
Founded by former Big Law attorneys, DTO Law is an elite boutique with offices in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and New York, though our litigators handle cases across the country. We offer an exceptional team whose credentials and experience rival those of any competitor, be they Big Law or boutique. At the same time, DTO’s model brings unparalleled value as our partners, associates, and paralegals are highly skilled, highly efficient, and extraordinarily diverse.
DTO’s Intellectual Property experience encompasses patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and domain name disputes, offering representation to both plaintiffs and defendants. Because of the breadth of our practice areas, our attorneys have found themselves litigating IP disputes in multiple venues across the country including district courts, appellate courts (including the Federal Circuit), arbitration tribunals such as WIPO, the USPTO, and the ITC in Section 337 investigations. Our track record includes successfully handling more than 125 IP disputes in federal court.
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.
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Haynes Boone is an American Lawyer top 100 law firm, with nearly 700 lawyers in 19 offices around the world, providing services for more than 40 major legal practices. We are among the largest firms based in the United States. Our growth has been driven by our client service strengths, especially our problem-solving acumen and our ability to collaborate with clients.
We have a client-first philosophy, defining success as providing exceptional value to our clients and making real, tangible, and often remarkable contributions to their businesses.
We are dedicated to continuing the heritage of excellence in the legal profession. We will stay focused on the long-term success of our clients, and we remain bound by our teamwork culture.
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.
With a global platform of approximately 3,500 lawyers in 19 cities across the United States, Europe and Asia, Kirkland & Ellis provides elite legal advice and a relentless commitment to client service. Kirkland is a market-leader in each of its core practice areas, including high-stakes commercial and intellectual property litigation; government, regulatory and internal investigations; private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and alternative asset management; and restructurings. The firm’s IP clients benefit from a critical mass of lawyers who are trained in a variety of technical disciplines with experience in litigation, transactions and counseling matters involving all areas of intellectual property. To learn more, please visit www.kirkland.com.
Knobbe Martens is a highly respected intellectual property law firm, offering legal services in all aspects of intellectual property and technology law. The firm’s litigation group handles cases throughout the U.S. and coordinates strategy for disputes worldwide. Founded in California in 1962, the firm has close to 300 lawyers and scientists based in offices located in Orange County, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse international client base, from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. More information about the firm can be found at www.knobbe.com.
Maynard Nexsen’s Intellectual Property Group represents clients with a broad range of intellectual property issues, including Internet law. Our attorneys can help your business build and keep its collective know-how, secure rights to its innovations, clarify its message to employees and customers, and develop its reputation, all vital in the new economy. Maynard Nexsen’s attorneys offer each client end-to-end intellectual property legal services from IP litigation to IP protection designed to help clients grow and protect their business. The Firm represents clients across a wide range of technologies from the electrical and computer sciences to life sciences. Our attorneys 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.
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.
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.
We are a specialty firm dedicated to business and intellectual property law. Our firm combines decades of experience with unmatched customer service to provide unparalleled solutions in transactional, administrative and litigation matters.
Based in Los Angeles, Orbit IP provides the highest quality legal services, coupled with extraordinary, tailored results to help our clients and their businesses succeed.
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.
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.
With more than 100 intellectual property attorneys firmwide, Winston’s IP practice is one of the most active and highly regarded in the country. Winston’s IP practice is unique in that no matter what venue, what discipline, what technology, what industry, what client, or what case we are pitching, we have a strong story to tell and can offer attorneys who have the right mix of experience and credentials. Our attorneys understand that intellectual property litigation is a means of establishing a client’s future competitive position rather than simply resolving a dispute that arises out of past conduct, and we have substantial experience assisting clients who use IP as part of their business strategy.