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When ranking Orrick among the top five most innovative U.S. law firms, the Financial Times recognized Orrick’s Intellectual Property Group for its innovative defense of several Taiwanese chip makers in a patent litigation before the International Trade Commission; according to the FT, Orrick lawyers “dug deeper into the technical details than previous defendants to successfully challenge the claimant’s expert.”

Our group is chosen by leading companies in many industries. Our comprehensive, collaborative approach to IP planning, our successes in IP litigation and our appellate work make our IP team the go-to choice for resolving bet-the-company IP disputes and for helping to keep companies out of the courtroom.

We advise and represent clients in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and litigation matters. In addition, we regularly counsel clients on cloud-computing issues, including mergers of providers, outsourcing agreements, regulatory review of anticompetitive conduct, privacy and data management issues and criminal investigations involving search and seizures.

Our highly ranked lawyers also advise on antitrust actions, strategic IP counseling, U.S. International Trade Commission actions, contentious licensing, patent and trademark infringement, patent marking, branding issues, unfair competition, commercial disputes, Internet safety and liability and United States Patent and Trademark Office reexaminations.

The Orrick IP Difference

While it can be difficult for companies seeking legal services to differentiate among law firms, we believe there is an “Orrick difference” in the following ways:

  • We have a proven track record in representing leading technology companies in major litigation throughout the world. Our IP lawyers assist domestic and foreign companies with IP needs within local jurisdictions. We also represent domestic companies with IP issues that cross multiple jurisdictions in other countries. Our IP practice is designed to assist with our clients’ IP needs, wherever those are located throughout the world.
  • Orrick’s IP group has tried over thirty patent cases in the last four years. The majority of these trials were before the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Northern District of California and the ITC, all courts before which Orrick has appeared frequently and established a reputation for excellence.
  • The patent lawyers who make up Orrick’s patent litigation group have litigated most of their careers and are dedicated to this practice. As a result, our clients call on us – repeatedly – to represent them in their most significant patent cases, because they know our patent bench is as broad as it is deep with talented patent trial lawyers.
  • Orrick assembles teams with the right level of experience, the right background and the right training for the job. Orrick integrates its teams from senior lawyers to junior lawyers, technical lawyers to non-technical lawyers, and staffs the cases with lawyers of diverse backgrounds as well as with the appropriate and desirable local experience.
  • Orrick’s IP group has received numerous awards and accolades for its innovative work and contributions.
    • Recognized five Orrick lawyers in the Daily Journal’s “Top 75 California IP Litigators List” in 2011
    • Ranked sixth on the list of “The Busiest Firms Overall” and fourth among firms on the defense side in the 2010 Corporate Counsel Patent Litigation survey
    • Named to The American Lawyer’s list of “A Distinguished Dozen”
    • Included in The American Lawyer’s survey of top IP firms for defending the most patent cases and ranked in the Top 10 for the most patent cases handled
    • Ranked in Chambers USALegal500 andPLC, Which Lawyer?


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