Practice Areas

Intellectual Property Litigation

IPLL’s intellectual property (IP) litigation practice covers all aspects of intellectual property disputes. Included categories are complex and Patent Litigation, Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) Litigation, ITC Section 337 Litigation, Trade Secret Litigation, and Trademark and Copyright Litigation. Our IP litigators are also adept at Post Grant Proceedings, particularly in view of the changes to America Invents Act. In patents, our counsel have successfully represented clients in Ex Parte Reexamination




Internet and Domain Names

With the creation and advancement of the Internet, a myriad of legal issues face today’s business owner. This includes the protection of their own domain names and trademarks respecting their domain names, and ensuring competitors and other businesses are not improperly gaining financially from their business efforts and branding investments. It also includes ensuring they are not liable to third parties for U.S. and international laws respecting cybersquatting and domain




Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) Litigation

In order for a generic drug pharmaceutical manufacturer to enter the market before the expiration of a patent covering an FDA-approved drug or method of treatment, it must file an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) and a Paragraph IV certification under the Hatch-Waxman Act. The certification alleges that the applicable patent listed in the FDA’s list entitled “Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations,” the so-called Orange Book, is invalid




Trade Secrets Litigation

At no other time in history have trade secrets been so vital to the making or breaking of a company. Modern firms, from startups to multinationals, face new challenges daily, as the speed of information exchange itself accelerates to keep up with technology shifts, changing trends and competitive challenge. Yet, as swiftly as companies must exchange information to stay in the game, so may competitive advantages built on years of




Post Grant Proceedings

Aside from litigation before the federal district courts, the validity of granted U.S. patents may be challenged before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Post grant proceedings are in fact a changing and vibrant area of patent law, as the America Invents Act (AIA)  has changed the landscape for such post grant challenges. Following AIA, the collection of post grant proceedings used to effect patent validity challenges comprises Ex Parte




ITC Section 337 Litigation

While Section 337 investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) are not known in common parlance, they are all too familiar to multinational corporations. The ITC has the power to order U.S. Customs and Border Protection to exclude the infringing articles from entry into the U.S., and may also issue a cease and desist order prohibiting the respondent from selling infringing articles that have already been imported. For this




Intellectual Property

IPLL’s intellectual property practice area includes attorneys and legal assistants with multiple decades of IP experience who have distinguished themselves in the profession. Holding advanced degrees and bringing years of industry experience in cutting-edge scientific disciplines, our counsel have represented clients throughout the world in IP procurement, prosecution, registration, licensing, technology transfer and litigation. As counsel, we are partners with high technology, life sciences and media corporations to secure and




Strategic IP Counseling

IPLL evaluates the business strength of technologies through market segmentation and detailed analyses of relevant systems, products and employed methodologies. We employ the services of leading experts in the relevant technologies as well as experts in damages. In the high technology area, representative industries include electronics, telecommunications, Internet, software, computer hardware, financial services, semiconductors and optical systems. In the sciences industries, representative industries include biotechnology, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Our




Mergers and Acquisitions

IPLL provides counsel and advise on a full range of mergers and acquisitions transactions across multiple industries. For both friendly and hostile M&A matters, ranging from the routine to the highly complex, and across a variety of industries, businesses expect and receive the highest quality skills and experience. We counsel on the structuring, negotiating and implementation of highly complex domestic and cross-border transactions on behalf of a wide range of




Possessing a keen understanding of and knowledge in the science and technology sectors, IPLL provides clients counseling in all advanced areas of technology. Our patent law-related services are cutting-edge, and our understanding of technology matters is unsurpassed. Our patent expertise includes patent searching; drafting and filing; prosecution; infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate analyses and opinions; due diligence investigations and analytical reviews; Post Grant Proceedings; conducting complex IP audits; establishing in-house patent