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Intellectual Property Litigation & Enforcement

No matter what the court or forum, Mayer Brown has the capabilities to protect intellectual property assets from infringers and to defend against claims of infringement.

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We have represented clients in trial and appellate courts throughout the United States and Europe, and before domestic and international alternative dispute resolution forums. Our definition of winning in IP litigation is to achieve our clients’ business objectives.

Our IP litigation approach combines aggressive representation at trial, effective argument on appeal, and skilled negotiation to achieve competitive goals. As a leading international law firm, we offer clients the benefits of an experienced team spanning the US, Europe, and Asia; the #1 ranked Supreme Court and Appellate practice; and premier Electronic Discovery & Information Governance capabilities.

Practice at a Glance

Full service practice with experience in a wide range of areas, including: Patent Litigation, Trademark Litigation, Copyright Litigation, ITC 337 Actions, Industrial Design Litigation

Skillful team. Clients around the world praise our litigation group. In Chambers USA, clients say our litigation team is “always up to the task . . . efficiently handling every case that comes its way.” Chambers also reported that clients described our IP litigators as “phenomenal,” “high energy,” “superb strategist[s]” and “brilliant in bringing together all the issues.” Likewise, Chambers Europe has praised our European practice as a consistently providing “high quality work.” Our Asia practice is noted in Chambers Global for being “a player in China, up there in terms of volume and dedication within the IP field.”

Full service. At Mayer Brown, IP litigation capability is fully integrated with essential counseling support. We are particularly effective helping clients navigate the increasingly close intersection between intellectual property and antitrust in the US and Europe, where we have played a key role in influencing the development of antitrust policy related to licensing. In transactional matters, we help growing companies accelerate their market penetration through strategic business combinations and alliances. With the oldest and largest Supreme Court & Appellate practice group in the US, Mayer Brown is unsurpassed at appellate practice. By combining our appellate skill with the technical capabilities of the firm’s global IP group, our appellate team is well qualified to handle IP matters in any forum – from the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court in the US to the Federal Patent Court and Federal Supreme Court in Germany.

Global perspective. Mayer Brown’s IP litigators are located in our offices throughout the US and Europe. We recently merged with Johnson Stokes & Master, one of the oldest and largest law firms in Asia, giving us a strong seven-office presence in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Thailand and Vietnam. We have unequaled litigation capabilities in Germany and are active in the courts of the United Kingdom and France, as well as in the European Court of Justice and Court of First Instance. In East Asia, our commercial arbitration and conciliation team represents clients in international litigation throughout the world. We also collaborate with respected regional law firms that have offices across Europe and Latin America. This gives our clients access to top-tier IP litigation services worldwide. Multilateral dispute resolution is a special strength of our practice, emphasizing experience before the International Trade Commission, the American Arbitration Association, and the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce.

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