United States - National

While the desire to protect intellectual property remains constant, the practice of IP law is in a constant state of flux in the United States. For example, although the test for distinguishing patents that claim abstract ideas from patents that are practical applications of abstract ideas has been refined post Alice v CLS Bank, a great deal of uncertainty remains surrounding the question of eligible subject matter; as a result, it is almost impossible to draw a straight line from recent court decisions to what the outcome may be in the next case. This – together with the growing popularity of the America Invents Act’s post-grant review mechanisms – has contributed to a significant decline in the patent litigation market. In addition, the Supreme Court recently granted a petition from TC Heartland which is looking to put an end to forum shopping in patent cases; the outcome of this may also put a further dent in litigation filings. However, at least anecdotally, the market for high-stakes competitor-on-competitor suits appears to be healthy, while Section 337 filings at the International Trade Commission are also picking up.

Firms: transactions

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Cooley LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Fenwick & West LLP
Jones Day
Latham & Watkins LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Firms: plaintiff

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Caldwell Cassady & Curry
Fish & Richardson PC
Heim Payne & Chorush LLP
McKool Smith
Susman Godfrey LLP
Tensegrity Law Group LLP

Firms: litigation

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Durie Tangri LLP
Fish & Richardson PC
Irell & Manella LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
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Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Paul Hastings LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
White & Case LLP

Individuals - Individuals: International Trade Commission

Highly recommended
Jamie B Beaber
Mayer Brown LLP
Paul F Brinkman
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
G Brian Busey
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Carl C Charneski
Brinks Gilson & Lione
Ruffin B Cordell
Fish & Richardson PC
Alexander J Hadjis
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Gary M Hnath
Mayer Brown LLP
Thomas L Jarvis
Winston & Strawn LLP
William F Lee
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Michael McKeon
Fish & Richardson PC
Brian Nester
Sidley Austin LLP
Bert C Reiser
Latham & Watkins LLP
Charles F Schill
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Sturgis Sobin
Covington & Burling LLP
Marcia H Sundeen
Goodwin Procter LLP
Recommended
Mark J Abate
Goodwin Procter LLP
Michael J Abernathy
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Steven Adkins
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Steven Anzalone
Winston & Strawn LLP
Smith R Brittingham
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Maureen F Browne
Covington & Burling LLP
Yar R Chaikovsky
Paul Hastings LLP
Alexander Chinoy
Covington & Burling LLP
Joseph V Colaianni
Fish & Richardson PC
James B Coughlan
Perkins Coie LLP
Mark G Davis
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Edward J DeFranco
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
Edward C Donovan
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Shamita D Etienne-Cummings
White & Case LLP
Thomas J Fisher
Oblon
Daniel R Foster
McDermott Will & Emery
Eric J Fues
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Paul Goulet
Winston & Strawn LLP
Maximilian A Grant
Latham & Watkins LLP
Blaney Harper
Jones Day
Blair M Jacobs
Paul Hastings LLP
Jonathan D Link
Latham & Watkins LLP
Laura Beth Miller
Brinks Gilson & Lione
Eric W Schweibenz
Oblon
Nina S Tallon
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Andrew N Thomases
Ropes & Gray LLP
D Sean Trainor
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Jamie Underwood
Alston & Bird LLP
Mark L Whitaker
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Daniel E Yonan
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC

Individuals - Individuals: post-grant proceedings

Highly recommended
Erika Harmon Arner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
J Steven Baughman
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Eldora L Ellison
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
R Danny Huntington
Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, PC
Naveen Modi
Paul Hastings LLP
W Karl Renner
Fish & Richardson PC
Recommended
Bing Ai
Perkins Coie LLP
Brent Babcock
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
W Todd Baker
Oblon
Timothy E Bianchi
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA
B Jefferson Boggs Jr
Merchant & Gould
David L Cavanaugh
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Erin M Dunston
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Michael Fleming
Irell & Manella LLP
Greg H Gardella
Gardella Grace PA
Edward R Gates
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks PC
Lori A Gordon
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
Kevin Greenleaf
Dentons
Herbert D Hart III
McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd
Joseph A Hynds
Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, PC
Thomas L Irving
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
John Kilyk Jr
Leydig Voit & Mayer Ltd
Bernard Knight
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Matthew I Kreeger
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Stephen G Kunin
Oblon
Kevin B Laurence
Laurence & Phillips
Stephen B Maebius
Foley & Lardner LLP
Susan McBee
McBee Moore Woodward & Vanik LP LLC
David L McCombs
Haynes and Boone LLP
Scott A McKeown
Oblon
John T McNelis
Fenwick & West LLP
Lissi Mojica
Brooks Kushman PC
Robert G Mukai
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Chun M Ng
Perkins Coie LLP
Joseph E Palys
Paul Hastings LLP
Brad Pedersen
Patterson Thuente IP
Matthew C Phillips
Renaissance IP Law Group LLP
George E Quillin
Foley & Lardner LLP
Timothy W Riffe
Fish & Richardson PC
Jason M Shapiro
Edell Shapiro & Finnan LLC
Vincent K Shier
Oblon
Robert Greene Sterne
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
Clifford A Ulrich
Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
Todd R Walters
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Dorothy P Whelan
Fish & Richardson PC
Martin M Zoltick
Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, PC
Anthony M Zupcic
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

Individuals - Individuals: Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Meredith Martin Addy
Tabet DiVito & Rothstein LLC
Robert L Baechtold
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
Gregory A Castanias
Jones Day
Morgan Chu
Irell & Manella LLP
John A Dragseth
Fish & Richardson PC
Donald R Dunner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Nicholas Groombridge
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Blair M Jacobs
Paul Hastings LLP
J Michael Jakes
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
William M Jay
Goodwin Procter LLP
William F Lee
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Mark A Lemley
Durie Tangri LLP
Charles E Lipsey
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Sasha Mayergoyz
Jones Day
Deanne E Maynard
Morrison & Foerster LLP
William L Mentlik
Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik LLP
John J Molenda
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Adam L Perlman
Williams & Connolly LLP
Mark A Perry
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Carter G Phillips
Sidley Austin LLP
Frank Porcelli
Fish & Richardson PC
David T Pritikin
Sidley Austin LLP
Joseph R Re
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
Edward Reines
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
William C Rooklidge
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
E Joshua Rosenkranz
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Frank Scherkenbach
Fish & Richardson PC
Lisa A Schneider
Sidley Austin LLP
Kathleen M Sullivan
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
Constantine L Trela Jr
Sidley Austin LLP
Seth P Waxman
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Roy H Wepner
Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik LLP
Matthew Wolf
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Individuals - Individuals: design patents

Christopher V Carani
McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd
Tracy-Gene Durkin
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
Elizabeth D Ferrill
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Michael A Jacobs
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Robert Katz
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd
Darrell Mottley
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd
Perry Saidman
Saidman DesignLaw Group
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