Perkins Coie LLP

Perkins Coie LLP is a leading international law firm known for providing high-value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,000 lawyers in offices across the United States and in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei, we provide a full array of IP, corporate, commercial litigation and regulatory legal advice to many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders.

Perkins Coie’s IP practice combines the focus and flexibility of a boutique firm with the complementary services of one of the world’s leading technology law firms. Our nationally recognised practice consists of more than 250 lawyers and agents who provide innovative, comprehensive counsel at every stage of IP protection and development, including patent litigation and appeals, post-grant proceedings, patent prosecution, portfolio counselling and technology licensing, as well as copyright, trademark, trade secret and unfair competition counselling and litigation. Over 175 of our attorneys have degrees in electrical engineering, computer science and life sciences-related fields, and many of our attorneys previously worked as scientists, engineers or in-house counsel. We have built a premier practice by immersing ourselves in our clients’ technologies and industries, and clients benefit from our interdisciplinary approach to matters. Lawyers and other professionals highly skilled at analysing technology have the experience and issue-specific backgrounds to master complex scientific issues.

We regularly represent clients in high-stakes patent matters around the United States. We have litigated more than 250 patent cases in the past two years, with achievements that include outright wins on motions to dismiss, summary judgments and bench and jury trials. Our attorneys have deep experience in the major patent centres, including in the US District Courts for Northern, Central and Southern California, Delaware, Chicago, New York and East Texas. Other distinctions include a sophisticated International Trade Commission (ITC) practice, which includes the expertise of a former ITC senior staff attorney from the Office of Unfair Import Investigations, and a premier post-grant practice before the PTAB, in which we have handled more than 350 inter partes reviews and other proceedings. When cases go up on appeal, we have a leading Federal Circuit practice with an impressive win rate in high-stakes patent appeals. Our practice includes several former Federal Circuit law clerks, as well as the former solicitor and deputy general counsel for IP law at the USPTO, who previously acted as the USPTO’s chief administrative patent judge in charge of the PTAB. In addition to our comprehensive patent litigation experience, clients benefit from access to the sophistication of an Am Law 50 national litigation law firm known for achievements in antitrust, unfair trade practices, product liability, trade secrets, copyright, trademark, international trade and other areas of law.

Perkins Coie has market-leading capabilities in patent portfolio counselling and prosecution, with more than 100 USPTO registered patent attorneys and agents. Our investment in clients has allowed us to become authorities in numerous cutting-edge technologies. We leverage knowledge of case law and industry trends to draft quality patents and develop strategic patent portfolios that can better withstand future challenges and are attractive to potential buyers and licensees. Our attorneys have filed more than 8,400 new patent applications in the past two years on behalf of clients and are skilled in navigating patent offices worldwide. We are also one of the most experienced firms in patent-based transactions and have been at the forefront of the patent marketplace for the past decade, facilitating hundreds of millions of dollars of patent purchases or sales for clients.

We are an industry leader in developing technology-focused solutions to better serve our clients, including proprietary patent tools and portfolio analytic capabilities. Our award-winning tools, which provide clients greater visibility into data about our legal work, include the Portfolio Dashboard, a cloud-based platform that allows clients real-time access to their patent portfolio data, increasing client control and reducing overall management costs, and P4, a custom workload management system that aggregates and cleanly displays matter status, deadlines and progress towards budget information in real time. We have a dedicated in-house patent analysis team that utilises multiple third-party software services to help deliver outstanding portfolio analysis results, guided by our significant experience helping clients to identify monetisation opportunities.

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Perkins Coie LLP
1201 Third Avenue
Suite 4900
Seattle WA 98101-3099
United States

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  • Beijing
  • Chicago
  • Denver
  • Los Angeles
  • Madison
  • New York
  • Palo Alto
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Shanghai
  • Taipei
  • Washington DC

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