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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.

Experience

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.

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Perspectives

Copyright and Trademark Year in Review and Forecast for 2018: Protecting Your Company's IP Position
Arnold & Porter Webinar
Lit Alerts—February 2018
A Publication of the Litigation Practice Group
Ban on Registration of "Immoral" or "Scandalous" Trademarks Held Unconstitutional
Advisory
Does '.sucks' Really Suck? (pdf)
Intellectual Property Magazine
Lit Alerts—November 2017
A Publication of the Litigation Practice Group
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Recognition

Law360
"Firms That Dominated the Federal Circuit" (2017)
Chambers Global
Intellectual Property (UK) (2011-2018)
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (USA) (2011-2018)
Intellectual Property: Patent (USA) (2016-2018)
World Trademark Review 1000

Arnold & Porter attorneys Louis Ederer, Paul Llewellyn, John Rynkiewicz, Rhonda Trotter and Matthew Salzmann were recognized in the eighth annual edition of World Trademark Review 1000. The research directory, a "go-to" resource on trademark practices and practitioners, also recognized the firm's enforcement and litigation abilities in its California and New York offices.

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