Firm Profile
Orrick's global Intellectual Property team of more than 120 lawyers provides a wide range of services to local and international clients, from financing to strategic alliances and IP counseling to dispute resolution. Our IP practice has earned an international reputation for handling complex, high-stakes disputes involving the representation of plaintiffs and defendants in patent, copyright and trademark actions, as well as unfair competition and trade secret actions. We also have extensive experience representing Japanese clients before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Our global IP team also advises buyers and sellers on the IP aspects of mergers and acquisitions, performing due diligence, reviewing relevant agreements and negotiating IP contract terms. Our IP team is particularly sophisticated in strategic technology transactions, representing licensors, licensees, developers, investors in new technology, large technology companies, sellers and purchasers of new and existing technology, vendors and buyers of content, inventors and emerging technology companies.
Examples of our IP-related experience include advising the following:
  • A global manufacturer of food products and pharmaceuticals in complex IP transactional matters, including technology transfers, and IP dispute resolution matters.
  • An alliance of world premier computer software manufacturers in various copyright infringement matters.
  • A leading global provider of information technology products, systems and services in various patent litigation matters and complex cross-border IP transactional matters.
  • A global chemical products company in the negotiation and preparation of acquisition, license, distribution and settlement agreements.

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