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With decades of experience advising established and emerging companies shaping the increasingly fast-moving technology industry, Arnold & Porter's Technology team is ready to assist clients at the forefront of innovation. We operate where law, technology, and market imperatives intersect — providing the strategic counsel and creative solutions that better enable clients to achieve their litigation, transactional, and regulatory goals across the globe. As true business partners who understand our clients' enterprises and marketplaces, we have guided various technology companies through industry-leading mergers; tried benchmark IP cases for leaders in network infrastructure, mobile devices, and software design; advised mobile operators in novel spectrum transactions and network-sharing deals; counseled companies on obtaining favorable regulatory treatment for novel technologies; and helped structure mobile platform and digital content industry consortia.

  • Integrated Approach: Our attorneys and technical specialists work hand in hand across key practice areas to help clients anticipate and overcome challenges.

  • Regulatory Expertise: Our deep knowledge of the regulatory environment keeps us at the forefront of developments and innovation in the ever-evolving technology industry.

  • Partnership Through the Lifecycle: We partner with our clients and their businesses from start-up to sale, from research to patenting, and from dispute to trial.

Experience Highlights

  • Adobe in multiple patent, copyright and trade secret cases across several jurisdictions, including successfully defending Adobe in numerous patent matters across e-commerce platforms and systems, electronic signatures, real-time animation, and other technologies, as well as helping Adobe protect its IP rights against infringers.
  • Samsung in litigation against a university claiming infringement of multiple patents relating to the interface between humans and devices; the university asserted theft of the inventions (in addition to infringement) and sought hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. On the eve of trial, we prevailed on a novel issue of law and then prevailed in having the patent claims adjudicated to be unpatentable.
  • Intel in its $7.68 billion acquisition of security software firm McAfee; the transaction was cleared without a second request in the US and with Phase I commitments in the European Union.
  • Lutron Electronics Co. in many matters, including litigating claims in multiple US district courts that various defendants misappropriated trade secrets and infringed patents, copyrights and trademarks owned by Lutron; representing Lutron in court and administratively on product liability and consumer products matters; advising Lutron on corporate acquisitions; and counseling Lutron on commercial and advertising activities.
  • Yelp in successfully defending the company and three of its senior officers in a consolidated securities class action.
  • Global technology company in numerous trademark matters, providing enforcement strategy and counseling concerning software, hardware, advertising, and mobile/telecommunications products and services, and representation in multiple proceedings before the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board pertaining to its most well-known brands.
  • Aperia Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of devices for commercial vehicles, in formation, numerous venture capital financings, strategic collaborations, and other general corporate matters.
  • Toyota Motor North America in its development of a hydrogen fuel cell electric heavy-duty truck that emits only water vapor and a pilot launch for drayage operations at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
  • Fullpower Technologies, a developer of AI-powered sensing solutions, in its strategic collaborations with Serta Simmons and Tempur Sealy on a new smart-bed system; in a venture to bring the company's MotionX activity tracking and sleep monitoring technology to the Swiss watch industry; and in numerous other technology collaborations with Jawbone, Nike and others relating to an array of mobile applications, wearables, and other devices.