Intellectual Property Litigation

Called on to litigate IP disputes involving core technologies, products and brands

Why Cooley
  • 60+ IP litigators across the US and Europe
  • Smart, honest advice about which cases to take to trial and which ones to resolve early-on
  • Renowned for our ability to win bet-the-company competitor cases, ones in which multibillion-dollar products, technologies and brands are at stake
  • Unprecedented experience representing clients in tech and life sciences matters
  • 475+ patent cases in the last five years (high volume gives us significant exposure to key prior art and other relevant information that we can leverage)
  • 420+ PTAB proceedings
  • 500+ trademark and copyright disputes in 2022 (oppositions, cancellations, litigation)
  • 1,500+ domain names recovered through UDRP and Nominet proceedings
  • 90+ Federal Circuit patent appeals in the last five years, vast majority as the appellee
  • 30+ Section 337 ITC investigations
  • 75+ competitor and third-party patents invalidated
  • 11 patent trials in the last five years

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Winning performances in high-stakes, high-dollar trials make Cooley an undeniable IP litigation powerhouse

– The Recorder

IP Litigation "Standouts"

– BTI Consulting

2021 Litigation Department of the Year finalist– The American Lawyer

Read more
  • Managing IP: Patent Contentious, PTAB Litigation and Life Sciences "IP Star"
  • BTI Consulting: IP Litigation “Standouts”
  • Legal 500 US: Patents - Litigation (full coverage)
  • BTI Consulting: IP Litigation Powerhouse
  • Law360: Litigation Powerhouse
  • Corporate Counsel: Top 10 Patent Litigation Practice
  • National Law Journal: IP Hot List
  • Docket Navigator: Top 5 Law Firm for PTAB Proceedings and Top 10 Law Firm for Patent Litigation Defense 
  • The American Lawyer: IP Litigation Department of the Year Finalist 
  • The Recorder: IP Litigation Department of the Year 
  • Financial Times: Top 5 Most Innovative Law Firms 
Group contacts
Stephen Smith  Partner Washington, DC, Reston
Heidi Keefe  Partner Palo Alto
Christa Anderson  Partner San Francisco
Joseph Drayton  Partner New York
Jon Graves  Senior Counsel Reston
Michael Rhodes  Partner San Francisco, Los Angeles – Downtown
Dr. Michelle Rhyu  Partner Palo Alto
Sanya Sukduang  Partner Washington, DC
Jonathan Davies  Partner Washington, DC
DeAnna Allen  Partner Washington, DC
Dena Chen  Partner Palo Alto
Orion Armon  Partner Colorado
Eamonn Gardner  Partner Colorado
Erik Milch  Partner Reston
Daniel Knauss  Partner Palo Alto
Lowell Mead  Partner Palo Alto
Phillip Morton  Partner Washington, DC
Mark Weinstein  Partner Palo Alto
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