Intellectual Property


Market-leading companies turn to Arnold & Porter for help protecting their IP rights in the US, EU, and other parts of the world.

With more than 140 IP attorneys located across our US and international offices, we advise clients along the life cycle of their most important assets—spanning patents, copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, trade secrets, and related issues. We combine our prominent litigation and transactional practices, with our renowned regulatory experience, to assist our clients in the development, licensing, protection, exploitation, and enforcement of all types of IP rights.

In addition to vital industry-sector experience, more than half of our team holds degrees in engineering and scientific disciplines, including biology, biochemistry, physics, electrical and mechanical engineering, and computer science.

With IP clients ranging from Fortune 100 to emerging companies, our experience spans a broad range of industries including:

  • Biotechnology
  • Broadcasting and Entertainment
  • Consumer Products
  • Digital Media
  • Electronics
  • Food & Beverage
  • Luxury Goods
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Software and Computer Hardware
  • Sports

We also help clients to realize the full potential of their intellectual property rights by drawing on the skills of lawyers in related practice areas, such as antitrust and European competition; life sciences, pharmaceuticals, government contracts, and other regulatory fields; corporate law; public policy; telecommunications; and product liability.


Boston Scientific Corporation Jang v. Boston Scientific Corp

Won Federal Circuit affirmance clearing claims of $200 million in royalties based on the ensnarement defense.

Boston Scientific Corporation Boston Scientific Corp. v. Johnson and Johnson

Successfully concluded four cases brought by Johnson & Johnson in the “Stent Wars.”

Major League Baseball Principal outside counsel for copyright and telecommunications issues

Representation on issues involving the telecasting of MLB games over traditional and new media, including the Internet and mobile devices.

Google, Inc. ContentGuard Holdings Inc. v. Google Inc.

CAFC affirmed jury verdict of non-infringement for our clients on five patents relating to digital rights management technology that protects content on smartphones and tablets.

Hologic, Inc. Hologic, Inc. v. IZI Medical Products, LLC

Obtained patent infringement verdict in jury trial.



United States Supreme Court to Tackle Copyright Registration Debate
Fed. Circ. Clarifies Infringement Liability For Contractors
Aerospace & Defense Law360, Appellate Law360, Government Contracts Law360, Intellectual Property Law Law360
UK Supreme Court: rights-holders must pay costs of blocking IP-infringing websites
The Digital Watcher
And Now A Word To The Panel: Happy 50th!
California Law360, Class Action Law360, Competition Law360, Consumer Protection Law360, Delaware Law360, Florida Law360, Illinois Law360, Intellectual Property Law360, Massachusetts Law360, New Jersey Law360, New York Law360, Pennsylvania Law360, Product Liability Law360, Retail & E-Commerce Law360, Texas Law360, Trials Law360
Amendments to Bayh-Dole Act Regulations Tweak Rights to Inventions Made Using Federal Assistance


The Legal 500 US
Trademarks: Litigation (2009-2018)
Intellectual Property: Copyright (2011-2018)
Patent Litigation: Full Coverage (2013-2017)
Patents: Prosecution (2014-2018)
Sports Law (2014-2018)
Chambers USA
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (DC and Nationwide) (2004-2018)
Intellectual Property (2005-2018)
Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution (DC) (2014-2018)
Intellectual Property: Patent (New York) (2016-2018)
Intellectual Property: Litigation (DC) (2018)
IT & Outsourcing (California) (2005-2017)
Life Sciences (Nationwide) (2007-2017)
Media & Entertainment (DC) (2009-2017)
Sports Law (Nationwide) (2007-2015)
"Firms That Dominated the Federal Circuit" (2017)

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