Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Some of the largest and most sophisticated companies in the technology and life sciences sectors routinely turn to Weil, Gotshal & Manges’s IP practice (comprising our patent litigation, and technology and IP transactions practices) to handle their most pressing strategic needs. We efficiently advance our clients’ objectives, whether those are winning a dispute in court or negotiating an advantageous licence.

Weil’s national patent litigation practice offers strong platforms in Silicon Valley, Houston, New York, and Washington DC. We have earned a reputation as a go-to firm for high-stakes patent litigation, particularly when competitors square off in federal district courts, at the US International Trade Commission, on appeal at the Federal Circuit or before the USPTO. Our patent litigators regularly handle matters where the rulings are game-changing and where the law, facts and technology are complex. These cases often have an impact that reaches entire industries. Importantly, many of our attorneys have degrees in chemistry, biology, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and physics, and these technical and scientific backgrounds enable us to identify critical issues and quickly understand the technology at the forefront of a case. Additionally, the majority of our team is licensed to practise before the USPTO, providing the team with unique strategic advantages in being able to navigate the interplay of district and IP rights/post-grant proceedings. Indeed, our lawyers are leaders in inter partes review and covered business method review proceedings, having handled over 250 proceedings since 2012.

Weil also offers a unique strategic IP counselling group which provides a multidisciplinary approach to addressing IP issues for our clients, including patent portfolio analysis, IP management, and dispute counselling, as well as IP transactions and acquisitions. With a keen understanding of the myriad IP issues facing our clients, our lawyers help clients navigate the issues at hand, as well as anticipate how strategies in one area will impact efforts in another.

In addition, our technology and IP transactions group comprises 22 lawyers in New York and Silicon Valley and is well known for its cutting-edge work in complex strategic transactions, licensing agreements, joint ventures, strategic alliances, research and development collaborations and outsourcing transactions. Weil has been lead IP and technology transactional counsel to many of the biggest names in the technology, media and healthcare industries.

Weil’s clients benefit from our deep bench of leading practitioners with the full spectrum of IP capabilities. Clients of the group include AIG, Altria, BASF, Bio-Rad Laboratories, CBS, Dell, Dow Chemical, eBay, Eli Lilly, Facebook and its subsidiary Oculus, FLIR Systems, General Electric and GE Aviation, Guardant Health, HP, Illumina, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, LiquidPower Specialty Products, Micron, Nuance Communications, Oracle, Pacific Biosciences, Sanofi, SoftBank, Tesla Motors, T-Mobile, University of Chicago, Verinata Health and Vivint.

Founded in 1931, Weil has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The firm’s four departments (corporate; litigation; business finance and restructuring; and tax, executive compensation and benefits) and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognised as leaders in their respective fields.

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
767 Fifth Avenue
New York NY 10153
United States

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Other offices

  • Boston
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Miami
  • Princeton
  • Silicon Valley
  • Washington DC

Sample client list

  • BASF
  • eBay
  • Eli Lilly
  • Facebook
  • GE
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Micron
  • Oracle
  • Sanofi
  • SoftBank
  • Tesla Motors
  • Vivint

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