Robins Kaplan LLP

Robins Kaplan’s IP and technology litigation group has a long history of extraordinary courtroom victories, IP asset monetisation and innovation defence. We have had multiple IP enforcement efforts on behalf of plaintiffs where revenues in each exceeded $100 million. We have also successfully defended hundreds of millions of dollars of technology and brand investment. Working across intellectual property’s most important practice areas, we have litigated and monetised technologies as diverse as software, microprocessor design, laser jet printers, MRIs and cameras. Our record includes arbitration and international arbitration successes, as well as those in federal district court, the Federal District Court of Appeals and before the International Trade Commission. These results have fuelled numerous practice recognitions, including selection as the American Lawyer’s first-ever “IP Litigation Department of the Year”. They have also served as the foundation for our firm’s selections as an “A-List” firm by the American Lawyer, top rankings from Chambers USA and our selection as a “Go To Law Firm” by Corporate Counsel.

We’ve unravelled the technology genome

Our IP lawyers have worked in technical disciplines ranging from biophysics to electrical engineering, software and hardware. Many of our trial lawyers are registered to practise before the US Patent and Trademark Office. Our team also includes non-lawyer PhD scientists who hold degrees in biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, materials science or mechanical engineering. Together, we have created technology-based solutions like OneBudget software program – our proprietary suite of LPM tools – and an in-house e-discovery practice group to help clients control costs and provide budget certainty, transparency and clear case communication. Our clients appreciate our dedication to technology and our ability to find and present solutions.

We’re innovation-ready

We represent some of the world’s largest multinationals and most innovative, emerging companies. Companies like General Electric, Best Buy, Honeywell, Medtronic, General Mills, Pitney Bowes, The Toro Company and Great Clips have all selected us as their IP litigation counsel. We also represent many younger, growing corporations. As a result, our IP attorneys have honed their knowledge in the technologies and business issues that drive the industries in which our clients operate.

Our IP attorneys have extensive experience in a broad spectrum of practice areas, including:

  • copyright litigation;
  • Hatch-Waxman litigation;
  • International Trade Commission
  • licence disputes;
  • patent litigation;
  • patent office trials;
  • privacy and cybersecurity litigation;
  • private equity/venture capital;
  • software litigation attorney;
  • strategic IP monetisation;
  • trade secret litigation; and
  • trademark, advertising and brand litigation.

About Robins Kaplan

Robins Kaplan LLP is among the nation’s premier trial law firms, with more than 250 attorneys in eight major cities. Our attorneys litigate, mediate and arbitrate client disputes, always at-the-ready for an ultimate courtroom battle. When huge forces are at play, major money is at stake or rights are being trampled, we help clients cut through complexity, get to the heart of the problem and win what matters most.

We are clearly focused on business results for our clients. We achieve landmark triumphs and drive thousands of other cases to resolution before they ever hit the courtroom or the front page. From Big Tobacco to Kraft v Starbucks, Bhopal and the World Trade Center, we have changed law, business and society for the better by redefining what’s possible.

Contact details

Robins Kaplan LLP
800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 2800
Minneapolis MN 55402
Unite States

Professional contacts

  • Christopher K Larus, Chair, national IP and technology litigation group
    [email protected]