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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Information Technology Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Patent 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 Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent
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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:
    Copyright Law Litigation - Patent Patent Law Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Menlo Park, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Reston, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Trade Secrets Law Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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Robert L. Baechtold was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Robert L. Baechtold

Venable LLP
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
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Barry C. Barnett was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Barry C. Barnett

Susman Godfrey LLP
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas New York, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Patent Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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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:
    Litigation - Patent Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    East Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Marshall, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trade Secrets Law Patent Law Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Information Technology Law Copyright Law Trademark Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Antitrust Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Copyright Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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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:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law 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:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Technology Law Appellate Practice
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  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Trade Secrets Law Information Technology Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation 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:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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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:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trade Secrets Law Trademark Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property 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:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Redwood City, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Patent Litigation - ERISA Appellate Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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Morgan Chu was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Morgan Chu

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