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From U.S. patent reform to the European Unified Patent Court. The world is changing. Whether it’s patent expiry or patent trolls that are causing concern, our team of litigators will vigorously defend your position.

Known as "the first and last word in patent litigation" (IAM Patent 1000, 2015), there is little our courtroom lawyers across the Americas, Europe, and Asia haven't seen.  

We don't only defend, we help you create and grow. With a team of patent prosecution and licensing professionals, we are with you from initial idea to global roll out. Whether you operate in a traditional industry such as life sciences, telecommunications, automotive, or energy, or are part of a new generation operating at the intersection of these industries, we are the team for you. 

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Representative experience

Representing leading technology giants in their local and multijurisdictional patent disputes, including BlackBerry, Dell, Google, HTC, KPN, Motorola, Oracle, Qualcomm, and ZTE.

Representing Google, Inc., LG, and Toshiba, in defense of ITC action brought by Straight Path IP Group Inc. involving mobile devices, Google Talk, Google Hangouts, and YouTube.

Advising HTC on the then largest patent litigation before the European courts. Multijurisdictional cases against Nokia and NPEs, and advising on FRAND licensing terms.

Representation of ZTE in the landmark case Huawei vs. ZTE before the CJEU (C-170/13) dealing with the antitrust (FRAND) defense regarding standard essential patents (SEP).

Advising a leading Japanese innovator pharmaceutical firm on multiple Hatch-Waxman lawsuits relating to the client's blockbuster product.

Advising Lilly in its European patent disputes concerning its oncology product, pemetrexed.

Representing Leachman Cattle of Colorado in a challenge to two of its patents.  Marking the first PTAB issued post-grant reviews under the AIA.

Representing Daimler / Mercedes Benz in various patent litigation proceedings in the United States and China; and U.S. IPR proceedings.

Global IP counsel to the consortium of Audi AG, BMW Group, and Daimler AG on their €2.8bn acquisitions of Nokia's digital mapping unit, HERE.

Handling patent portfolio for Kodak Alaris’ photo kiosk, document scanner, thermal printing, and digital photo frame business, helping Kodak Alaris to mine and defend its portfolio.


We are the only firm ranked Band 1 for IP on a global, European, and Asian level by Chambers.


Germany - Contentious Firm of the Year

Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards


International Firm of the Year - Japan

Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards


European Patent Firm of the Year

Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards


Italy - Contentious Firm of the Year

Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards

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Tokyo: 16 November 2017 at 09:30 - 18:00 ; Osaka: 13 November 2017 9:30 - 18:00

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