LAIPLA Member Firms and Companies 2018-2019
With over 30 on the roll, LAIPLA thanks all of its Member Firms and Companies for their support this year.
Hackler Daghighian Martino & Novak
Haynes and Boone LLP
Hueston Hennigan LLP
Irell & Manella LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Ruttenberg IP Law
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, PC
Stris & Maher LLP
Tsircou Law PC
Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale, Dorr, LLP
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Womble Bond Dickinson
Akerman LLP is a top 100 U.S. law firm recognized by Financial Times as among the most forward thinking firms in the industry. Its more than 700 lawyers and business professionals collaborate with the world’s most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs to navigate change, seize opportunities, and overcome barriers to innovation and growth. Akerman is known for its results in middle market M&A and complex disputes, and for helping clients achieve their most important business objectives in the financial services, real estate, and other dynamic sectors across the United States and Latin America.
Akerman’s Intellectual Property Practice Group serves clients worldwide in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and the Internet. Ranked nationally by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in intellectual property litigation, the group handles complex and high-profile cases spanning a range of industries, including technology, life sciences, fashion, entertainment and sports, and chemical, among others.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Fish & Richardson is a global intellectual property law firm offering patent prosecution, counseling, and litigation; trademark and copyright prosecution, counseling, and litigation; and commercial litigation services. Established in 1878, and now with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S. and Europe, our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives. Fish is the number one ranked U.S. patent litigation firm, handling nearly three times as many cases as our nearest competitor; a powerhouse patent and trademark prosecution firm; a top-tier trademark and copyright litigation firm; and the most-active firm at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Fish continues to win cases worth billions in controversy – often by making new law – for the world’s most innovative and influential technology leaders. For more information, visit fr.com or follow us at @FishRichardson.
Fox Rothschild LLP is a national law firm known for client service and agility in problem solving. With 850 attorneys in 22 offices nationwide, we provide a full range of legal services to public and private companies — from startups and family-run businesses to multinational corporations — in the United States and more than 50 foreign countries. Our Intellectual Property practice group, which has more than 100 attorneys, represents clients in patent prosecution and transactions, patent litigation, post-grant proceedings, trademarks, copyrights, International Trade Commission litigation, licensing, trade secrets and Hatch-Waxman litigation.
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.
Glaser Weil, based in Los Angeles, is one of the country’s premier full-service law firms. The Firm advises a roster of diverse, selective clients — from start-ups to large global corporations to high-profile entertainers and other well-known individuals – with an unprecedented level of dedication and commitment. Glaser Weil’s Intellectual Property Group has a winning track record for the enforcement and defense of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets claims in trials, arbitrations and appeals nationwide, including before the ITC and the PTO. Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America continually rank the Firm’s IP litigators among the top of their field for their expertise in complex, high-profile patent and copyright litigation, and as one of the top 10 choices nationally in trademark litigation.
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.
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.
Hueston Hennigan has achieved historic results in trials and appeals across the country, including winning and defeating multi-billion dollar actions, and is recognized as one of the top trial boutiques in the country. Our diverse trial teams reflect the profiles of our juries. From day one we do things differently: our focused preparation and aggressive posture in the first 90 days of a matter help us achieve the most successful and cost-effective outcomes for our clients. Our trial-driven focus maximizes our client’s vantage point at all stages of litigation, whether enforcing our clients’ IP and defending our clients from other’s alleged IP. Overall, our extensive experience and specialized knowledge allow us to litigate efficiently and cost-effectively, and have taught us how to distill complex, technical subjects into clear, concise legal arguments and trial themes. We excel in complex, high-technology, high-stakes cases.
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.
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.
Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens has close to 275 lawyers and scientists and dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property and technology law, including litigation. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. The firm is headquartered in Orange County, California, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. More information about the firm can be found at www.knobbe.com.
Lewis Brisbois offers legal practice in more than 40 specialties, and a multitude of sub-specialties. Our attorneys have broad knowledge, experience, and sensitivity to our clients’ unique needs. Through interaction among our practice groups, Lewis Brisbois provides a wide range of legal services to each client with a continuity of representation across multiple disciplines. We have built longstanding relationships with corporate and institutional clients based on our ability to provide comprehensive service on a national scale.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie is a premier U.S.-based law firm, serving clients from around the world in complex litigation, intellectual property, business transactions, labor and employment, regulatory counseling, and government relations. More than 275 lawyers strong, we are large enough to handle virtually any matter, no matter how sophisticated, but small enough to preserve our culture of legal excellence and exceptional client service.
In intellectual property cases, McKool Smith’s courtroom track record is unrivaled. Since 2006, the firm has secured eight nine-figure patent infringement verdicts—more than any other law firm in the country—and seven eight-figure patent-infringement verdicts. As noted in Lex Machina’s Patent Litigation Damages Report, since 2000, McKool Smith has won more patent litigation damages than any other law firm in the United States ($2.04 Billion). In January 2016, the firm was awarded “IP Firm of the Year” for the second consecutive year by Benchmark Litigation. The firm has also been awarded “Plaintiff IP Firm of the Year” by Managing IP and “IP Group of the Year” by Law360. These are just some of the accolades that have helped McKool Smith become what The Wall Street Journal describes as “…one of the biggest law firm success stories of the past decade.”
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” byChambers 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 more than 50 years, Munger, Tolles & Olson attorneys have been partnering with clients on their most important and complex cases and deals. With offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., we maintain a national and international practice. From high-stakes patent disputes to headline-grabbing copyright infringement claims, Munger, Tolles & Olson is known for obtaining positive results in complex intellectual property litigation for high-profile clients.
It’s more than what you do: it’s how you do it. Across sectors and borders, in board rooms and courtrooms, we measure our success by yours. And in our interactions, we commit to making your O’Melveny experience as satisfying as the outcomes we help you achieve. Our greatest accomplishment is ensuring that you never have to choose between premier lawyering and exceptional service. So, tell us. What do you want to achieve? Visit us at www.omm.com.
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
Quinn Emanuel is a 780+ lawyer business litigation firm—the largest in the world devoted solely to business litigation and arbitration with 22 global office locations. Firm lawyers have tried over 2,600 cases, winning 88% of them. When representing defendants, Quinn Emanuel’s trial experience gets better settlements or defense verdicts. When representing plaintiffs, Quinn Emanuel lawyers have won over $60 billion in judgments and settlements. Quinn Emanuel has also obtained five 9-figure jury verdicts, thirty-four 9-figure settlements, and fifteen 10-figure settlements.
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.
Sheppard Mullin was founded in 1927 on the principle that the firm would succeed only if its attorneys delivered prompt, high quality and cost-effective legal services. Today, Sheppard Mullin continues to be guided by this philosophy and has grown to over 800 attorneys in 15 offices around the world. We are well positioned to help companies both protect their intellectual property rights and exploit their commercial potential. Our broad bench covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, false advertising, and other matters involving intellectual property, as well as the optimal structuring of transactions and negotiations involving IP. We represent clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to start-ups and individuals across a wide spectrum of industries, tailoring solutions to meet each client’s unique needs and stage of development. 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 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.
Stradling is a premier business law firm with over 130 attorneys in ten offices across California, Colorado, Nevada and Washington. Stradling represents companies and other entities which seek a sophisticated law firm with experienced counsel to guide critical transactions and disputes. Originally founded in 1975 to represent Southern California’s most innovative emerging growth companies, Stradling is known today as a leading full-service business law firm representing high growth and established organizations across a wide range of industries. The firm has built its practice around its clients’ core needs. Stradling’s size, structure and culture allow it to provide big-firm representation with small-firm flexibility and responsiveness. Today Stradling serves established and emerging companies, municipalities and global organizations using that very premise.
Stris & Maher is one of the nation’s premier trial and appellate boutiques. We handle complex, high-stakes, and high-profile business disputes in courts throughout the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
With fewer than 20 lawyers, every case that we touch receives the attention of an elite and carefully structured team. It shows. At trial, on dispositive motions, and on appeal, Stris & Maher has delivered results to our clients in their most important matters. In the last two years alone, we won a 9-figure trial, three cases before the Supreme Court, and more than a dozen appeals. We also resolved many cases in trial courts and arbitrations on dispositive motions or favorable settlement terms.
Stris & Maher has several specialties, including IP litigation where we handle patent, copyright, and other IP matters. We have secured favorable resolutions before district courts in cases involving a variety of technologies. We also handle significant IP appeals. For example, we recently achieved a 9-0 victory before the U.S. Supreme Court in Fourth Estate v. Wall-Street.com, which has been called the most important copyright case of 2019.
Our victories have earned us accolades typically reserved for the most elite large firms in the country. We were named to the National Law Journal’s exclusive Appellate Hot List in 2016 and in 2018. We have been ranked by Chambers USA in two nationwide categories since 2017. And our lawyers have been individually recognized by Chambers USA, Law360, Benchmark Litigation, and other top publications.
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).
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.
Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service, transatlantic law firm representing clients throughout the US and globally from 27 US and UK office locations, including in Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale, California. Protecting, maximizing and monetizing our clients’ technology and intellectual property assets is a core strength of our firm. Please visit us at www.womblebonddickinson.com.