Best Lawyers for Litigation - Intellectual Property in Seattle, Washington

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  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
Rachel S. Black was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Rachel S. Black

Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Antitrust Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Technology Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Trademark Law Patent Law Information Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Patent Law Copyright Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Copyright Law Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment and Sports Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Patent Law
Lawyer
Andres Healy was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Andres Healy

Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Intellectual Property Law Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Intellectual Property Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates

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Practice Area Definition

Litigation - Intellectual Property Definition

Intellectual property (“IP”) rights are rooted in Article I of the U.S. Constitution. IP litigation involves disputes relating to the protected creations of the human mind, including discoveries, inventions, artistic works, processes, and products. Since IP is protected by state and federal laws, these disputes are litigated in both court systems, as well as by arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution forums. And, given the global marketplace, IP rights are also an international concern.

IP is protected by specific laws relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets; these laws acknowledge an innovator’s ownership of his or her novel creation and give that innovator the exclusive right, for a defined period of time, to use and benefit from it.

Litigation of IP matters takes several forms. One involves patents, which cover inventions on designs and products, as well as the processes through which they are manufactured or used. Patent infringement refers to the unauthorized use of a patented invention, at which point litigation can arise. A “Hatch-Waxman” litigation is a particular kind of patent dispute involving generic versus brand pharmaceutical products and processes and infringement of the patent(s) covering these.

Trademarks and copyrights also can be infringed. A trademark can be a symbol, logo, word, sound, color, or name that identifies the source of a product and distinguishes it from that of others. Copyrights protect works of authorship, such as writings, music, and art. Copyrights and trademarks grant holders exclusive rights to use their works, and an unauthorized use can lead to litigation. Trade secrets are information that companies keep secret to give them an advantage over competitors. Misappropriation of trade secrets is a typical litigation scenario when such information is taken without authority.

Licensing disputes can arise that relate to any of these protections. A licensing agreement is essentially a contract between an IP rights owner and an entity authorized to use such rights, usually in exchange for an agreed upon fee or royalty. The extent to which parties do or do not follow the terms of that contract often engenders this type of litigation.

Other kinds of IP litigation can include variations of the above, including trademark dilution, “cybersquatting,” pirated and “knock-off” commercial goods, domain name disputes, domestic and foreign customs seizures, and unfair competition.

IP assets are a valuable foundation of any successful venture, so when unauthorized use occurs, disputes are bound to arise.

David E. De Lorenzi, Intellectual Property Department Chair
Gibbons P.C.

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Intellectual property (“IP”) rights are rooted in Article I of the U.S. Constitution. IP litigation involves disputes relating to the protected creations of the human mind, including discoveries, inventions, artistic works, processes, and products. Since IP is protected by state and federal laws, these disputes are litigated in both court systems, as well as by arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution forums. And, given the global marketplace, IP rights are also an international concern.

IP is protected by specific laws relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets; these laws acknowledge an innovator’s ownership of his or her novel creation and give that innovator the exclusive right, for a defined period of time, to use and benefit from it.

Litigation of IP matters takes several forms. One involves patents, which cover inventions on designs and products, as well as the processes through which they are manufactured or used. Patent infringement refers to the unauthorized use of a patented invention, at which point litigation can arise. A “Hatch-Waxman” litigation is a particular kind of patent dispute involving generic versus brand pharmaceutical products and processes and infringement of the patent(s) covering these.

Trademarks and copyrights also can be infringed. A trademark can be a symbol, logo, word, sound, color, or name that identifies the source of a product and distinguishes it from that of others. Copyrights protect works of authorship, such as writings, music, and art. Copyrights and trademarks grant holders exclusive rights to use their works, and an unauthorized use can lead to litigation. Trade secrets are information that companies keep secret to give them an advantage over competitors. Misappropriation of trade secrets is a typical litigation scenario when such information is taken without authority.

Licensing disputes can arise that relate to any of these protections. A licensing agreement is essentially a contract between an IP rights owner and an entity authorized to use such rights, usually in exchange for an agreed upon fee or royalty. The extent to which parties do or do not follow the terms of that contract often engenders this type of litigation.

Other kinds of IP litigation can include variations of the above, including trademark dilution, “cybersquatting,” pirated and “knock-off” commercial goods, domain name disputes, domestic and foreign customs seizures, and unfair competition.

IP assets are a valuable foundation of any successful venture, so when unauthorized use occurs, disputes are bound to arise.