Intellectual Property Litigation

Patent Litigation

Our experience in patent litigation runs from semiconductor wafers to email encryption software to atomic force microscopes. Clients seek out our patent litigators for their leadership in identifying innovative strategies for defending against and prosecuting patent infringement actions.

We have successfully litigated patent infringement actions all over the nation, from Washington D.C. to Washington State. We are known for our particular experience with the special Northern District of California Local Rules that govern patent cases litigated in that jurisdiction, and our attorneys regularly give presentations and author articles on the practical and strategic issues arising from those Rules. We are intimately familiar with every aspect of patent infringement disputes, including pre-lawsuit investigations, jurisdictional disputes, claims construction (Markman) hearings, summary judgment proceedings, jury and bench trials, invalidity and unenforceability issues, strategic use of expert witnesses, damages analysis, and appellate advocacy before the United States Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Firm Highlights

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Supreme Court Tells the Patent Office That IPR Proceedings Are “All-or-Nothing” Affairs

On April 24, 2018, the same day that the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of inter partes review (IPR) challenges to issued patents in one decision ( Oil States Energy Services v. Green’s Energy...

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Will It Go Forward? First Cannabis Patent Infringement Case Filed in Federal Court

A patent infringement case pending in front of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado has the potential to set an important precedent that will have ramifications for many of our clients...

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Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Inter Partes Review of Issued Patents

In 2012, Congress created a new procedure that allows the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to conduct a litigation-like procedure to review and potentially cancel patents. This procedure - inter partes review (“IPR”) - has...

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Supreme Court Allows Recovery of Foreign Lost Profits For Shipping Components of a Patented Invention Overseas

On June 22, 2018, the Supreme Court issued a decision in WesternGeco LLC v. Ion Geophyiscal Corp. addressing whether foreign lost profits can be recovered for infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(2) of the...

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Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Inter Partes Review of Issued Patents

On April 24, 2018, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC rejecting a Constitutional challenge to the inter partes review (IPR) procedure for challenging...

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