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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Patent Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Menlo Park, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • 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:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Reston, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Trademark Law Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Patent
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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 Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
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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:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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Barry C. Barnett was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Barry C. Barnett

Susman Godfrey LLP
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Copyright Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
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  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    East Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Marshall, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trade Secrets Law Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Cary, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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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:
    Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Information Technology Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Real Estate Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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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:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Trade Secrets Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Appellate Practice Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Trademark Law Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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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 - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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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:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Patent Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • 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 - Intellectual Property Appellate Practice Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Technology Law
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  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Litigation - Patent
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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:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Patent Law Trademark Law Information Technology Law Commercial Litigation Trade Secrets Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
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  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Trade Secrets Law Patent Law Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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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 - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Securities Litigation - Patent Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Patent Law Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Copyright Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation 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:
    Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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Morgan Chu was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Morgan Chu

Irell & Manella LLP
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Information Technology Law Commercial Litigation Technology Law Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
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  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Patent Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Copyright Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Trademark Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Information Technology Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Billings, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Patent
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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:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Patent Technology Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Patent Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
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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 - 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:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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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 Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Securities Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Patent Antitrust Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    New Bern, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Patent Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Construction Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Litigation - Securities Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Patent Law Information Technology Law Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Coral Gables, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Information Technology Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Reston, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Trademark Law Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Information Technology Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Franchise Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Menlo Park, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
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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:
    Litigation - Patent Technology Law Trade Secrets Law Copyright Law Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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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 - Patent Patent Law 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:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Intellectual Property
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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
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Franchise Law Commercial Litigation
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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 Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Patent Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Trade Secrets Law First Amendment Law Copyright Law Media Law Trademark Law Entertainment Law - Theater Franchise Law Privacy and Data Security Law Advertising Law Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Communications Law Entertainment Law - Music Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property
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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:
    Copyright Law Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent

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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.