Intellectual Property Litigation

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

Why Cooley
  • 80+ IP litigators across the US and UK
  • 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
  • 400+ 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)
  • 200+ PTAB proceedings
  • 100+ trademark and copyright cases in the last five years
  • 100+ domain name recovery proceedings in the last two years
  • 55+ Federal Circuit patent appeals in the last five years, vast majority as the appellee
  • 30+ Section 337 ITC investigations
  • 30+ patents invalidated in the last three years
  • 10 IP trial wins in the last five years

 

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

– The Recorder

IP Litigation Powerhouse

– BTI Consulting

Capitalizing on lean staffing, Cooley has set itself apart with a recent trio of high-stakes trial victories

– The American Lawyer
Recognition
  • Managing IP: Patent Contentious and PTAB Litigation "IP Star" (2018)
  • BTI Consulting: IP Litigation Powerhouse (2017)
  • Corporate Counsel: Top 10 Patent Litigation Practice (2016)
  • Law360: Litigation Powerhouse (2016)
  • National Law Journal: IP Hot List (2016)
  • Docket Navigator: Top 5 Law Firm for PTAB Proceedings and Top 10 Law Firm for Patent Litigation Defense (2015)
  • The American Lawyer: IP Litigation Department of the Year Finalist (2015)
  • The Recorder: IP Litigation Department of the Year (2015)
  • Financial Times: Top 5 Most Innovative Law Firms (2015)
Group Contacts
Stephen Smith Partner, Washington, DC
Heidi Keefe Partner, Palo Alto
Joseph Drayton Partner, New York
Jon Graves Partner, Reston
Michael Rhodes Partner, San Francisco
Michelle Rhyu Partner, Palo Alto
Peter Willsey Partner, Washington, DC
John Crittenden Senior Counsel, San Francisco
Janet Cullum Partner, New York
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