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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Information Technology Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Patent Law Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Menlo Park, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Patent Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Reston, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Trade Secrets Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
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Barry C. Barnett was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Barry C. Barnett

Susman Godfrey LLP
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas New York, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Litigation - Environmental Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    East Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Marshall, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law Trademark Law Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Copyright Law Information Technology Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Real Estate Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Information Technology Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
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  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Communications Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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Louis Brucculeri was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Louis Brucculeri

Blank Rome LLP
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Technology Law Litigation - Patent Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Trademark Law Information Technology Law Copyright Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Trade Secrets Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Construction Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Patent Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Trade Secrets Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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Bill Carmody was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Bill Carmody

Susman Godfrey LLP
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Trademark Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Redwood City, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Securities Litigation - Patent
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Morgan Chu was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Morgan Chu

Irell & Manella LLP
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Trademark Law Information Technology Law Technology Law Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Trademark Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Information Technology Law Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Construction Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Billings, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - ERISA Patent Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Syracuse, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Menlo Park, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Litigation - Securities Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Trademark Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Appellate Practice
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Securities Litigation - Patent Trade Secrets Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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  • Location:
    New Bern, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Patent Law Litigation - Construction Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Information Technology Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Patent Law Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law Information Technology Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Reston, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law Trademark Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Menlo Park, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law Trademark Law
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  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Technology Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Trade Secrets Law
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Syracuse, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Patent Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Franchise Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trade Secrets Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Copyright Law Entertainment Law - Theater First Amendment Law Franchise Law Commercial Litigation Advertising Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Trade Secrets Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Copyright Law

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Practice Area Definition

Litigation - Patent Definition

A patent is a right granted by the federal government to an inventor to exclude others from making, using, or selling the patented invention. Patent litigation typically involves enforcement of the patent owner’s “right to exclude” against an accused infringer. In some cases, a person who feels threatened by a patent owner will file a lawsuit against the patent owner seeking a declaration that the patent is not infringed or that the patent is invalid.

Infringement and validity are the two primary issues at stake in patent litigation and both issues are determined by the “claims” of the patent – short paragraphs which specifically define the limits of patent coverage. The patent owner bears the burden of proving infringement. A patent is infringed if the accused infringer’s product or activities fulfill all elements of at least one claim of the patent. Patents are assumed to be valid, thus the accused infringer bears the burden of proving that the patent is invalid (or unenforceable). A patent is invalid if the invention described in the claims is shown by “prior art” to be neither new nor “unobvious.” Prior art is the entire body of knowledge in the field of the invention existing as of the date of the invention.

An important stage unique to patent litigation is the “claim construction” phase. Since the claims are all-important in patent litigation, the judge is charged with interpreting the claims, putting the often stilted, formalistic claim language into words more understandable to a lay jury. The claims as construed by the judge thereafter govern infringement and validity. Patent owners often seek a broad claim construction so as to cover the accused infringer’s activities. However, a broad construction of the claims make them more susceptible to being found invalid over prior art ferreted out by the accused infringer. Interpretation of the claims can be determinative of the lawsuit, and cases are often settled at this stage.

If the patent is found to be infringed, the owner of an infringed patent is entitled to compensatory damages (no less than a reasonable royalty) and the infringer is often enjoined from further infringing activities. However, by bringing suit the patent owner risks that the patent will be found to be invalid.

Patent litigation is high-stakes, complex litigation and can be quite expensive. According to the 2009 Economic Survey conducted by the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the total cost of a patent lawsuit can range between a median low of $650,000 to a median high of $5.5 million. Use of expert witnesses is very common. Patent litigators, or litigation teams, combine excellent litigation skills and a keen understanding of patent law.

A patent is a right granted by the federal government to an inventor to exclude others from making, using, or selling the patented invention. Patent litigation typically involves enforcement of the patent owner’s “right to exclude” against an accused infringer. In some cases, a person who feels threatened by a patent owner will file a lawsuit against the patent owner seeking a declaration that the patent is not infringed or that the patent is invalid.

Infringement and validity are the two primary issues at stake in patent litigation and both issues are determined by the “claims” of the patent – short paragraphs which specifically define the limits of patent coverage. The patent owner bears the burden of proving infringement. A patent is infringed if the accused infringer’s product or activities fulfill all elements of at least one claim of the patent. Patents are assumed to be valid, thus the accused infringer bears the burden of proving that the patent is invalid (or unenforceable). A patent is invalid if the invention described in the claims is shown by “prior art” to be neither new nor “unobvious.” Prior art is the entire body of knowledge in the field of the invention existing as of the date of the invention.

An important stage unique to patent litigation is the “claim construction” phase. Since the claims are all-important in patent litigation, the judge is charged with interpreting the claims, putting the often stilted, formalistic claim language into words more understandable to a lay jury. The claims as construed by the judge thereafter govern infringement and validity. Patent owners often seek a broad claim construction so as to cover the accused infringer’s activities. However, a broad construction of the claims make them more susceptible to being found invalid over prior art ferreted out by the accused infringer. Interpretation of the claims can be determinative of the lawsuit, and cases are often settled at this stage.

If the patent is found to be infringed, the owner of an infringed patent is entitled to compensatory damages (no less than a reasonable royalty) and the infringer is often enjoined from further infringing activities. However, by bringing suit the patent owner risks that the patent will be found to be invalid.

Patent litigation is high-stakes, complex litigation and can be quite expensive. According to the 2009 Economic Survey conducted by the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the total cost of a patent lawsuit can range between a median low of $650,000 to a median high of $5.5 million. Use of expert witnesses is very common. Patent litigators, or litigation teams, combine excellent litigation skills and a keen understanding of patent law.