We are one of less than a handful of go-to firms for “bet the company” patent litigation, regardless of the jurisdiction where the litigation—often litigations—are filed. We represent many of the world’s leading technology companies in their most important matters. Many of their disputes are fought on multiple fronts and involve multiple litigations in venues around the world. Invariably they involve litigations in the U.S. and the EU.
We have a seasoned patent litigation practice in the EU and in the U.S. The prestigious German legal directory, JUVE, named us the “IP Law Firm of the Year” and “Patent Law Firm of the Year” in 2012. We were the first foreign firm to ever win either award. The American Lawyer ranked us “Top IP Litigation Department of the Year” in 2012. The National Law Journal also named us to its inaugural “IP Hot List” in 2014, and Managing IP named us “Firm of the Year” in litigation before the International Trade Commission in 2012, and “Firm of the Year” in the “Patent Contentious – West” category in 2011. In 2016, the firm was named “IP Law Firm of the Year – Germany” by Lawyers Worldwide Awards magazine. In 2017, the firm was selected as the “IP Law Firm of the Year” in Germany by Global Law Experts, and was also named the “IP Litigation Firm of the Year” by Corporate INTL as a part of the 2017 Corporate INTL Global Awards. In 2018, the firm was listed as a Tier 1 firm by Benchmark Litigation in the area of Intellectual Property, and the firm received a top ranking for Patent Litigation from the prestigious German legal directory, JUVE. In 2019, BTI Consulting named Quinn Emanuel as one of the “15 Best of the Best Law Firms in IP Litigation”, and we were named a “Top Law Firm 2019 for Patent Litigation” by Wirtschaftswoche (“Business Week”).
We have won numerous important patent cases both before and at trial in numerous jurisdictions throughout the United States, including the ITC. We have also won many cases in Germany where approximately two thirds of EU patent litigations are filed. Those cases have involved a wide range of technologies and have often been the subject of substantial media attention. The “Smartphone Wars” and the Qualcomm v. Apple litigations are recent examples. We have represented Qualcomm, Google, Motorola, Samsung, and HTC in epic battles with Apple.
Our clients hire us because we win. We win because we focus on what matters to the exclusion of what does not. At the beginning of each case, we figure out which issues are the most critical to achieving early victories. By identifying the key pressure points and working to develop case strategies accordingly, we help our clients gain the leverage they need to resolve cases on their terms, not those of their opponents. We do so efficiently.
Our cases are venued in courts throughout the country, including the well-known patent venues in California, Texas, Wisconsin, Delaware, New Jersey, and Virginia. Many also involve parallel litigations in the EU. Both large and small companies hire us because we win. We not only understand complex technologies, we also know how to frame the issues in a manner that judges and jurors will understand.
Note: We are willing to consider representing clients in patent litigation on a fixed or contingent fee basis in appropriate cases.
More than 495 of our lawyers are experienced intellectual property litigators. More than 146 of our litigators are scientists or engineers, with degrees and professional backgrounds that our clients need, including:
Physics, chemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and immunology, computer science, software and database design and information systems, missile guidance systems, and numerous types of engineering: civil, materials science, chemical, biochemical, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical, automotive, aeronautical, and nuclear.
We have substantial experience over a wide range of technologies, including computer architecture, enterprise and consumer software, network systems, high-power metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETS), DRAMs, semiconductor fabrication processes, database architectures, flash and computer memory devices, computer graphics, MPEG compression techniques and devices, set-top boxes, satellite, DSL and voiceband modem technology, television remotes, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biomedical products, plasmas and LCD displays, microprocessor architectures, automated gaming systems, semiconductor image scanning and inspection equipment, MRI technologies, hazardous waste remediation equipment, home banking systems, wind turbines, monoclonal antibodies, electronic controls, automotive technologies, consumer packaging, chemical adhesives, building materials, balloon dilatation catheters, fiber optic communications, cellular communications, radio frequency identification systems, smart battery technology, night vision systems, inertial navigations systems, aircraft safety systems, industrial automation and direct broadcast satellite systems.
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