District of Columbia


Bingham McCutchen

Companies with intellectual property law issues want a law firm that is qualified along several dimensions: the requisite expertise, a successful track record, and an ability to keep the client's business objectives uppermost in mind. They also want cost-effectiveness. Bingham McCutchen delivers all this plus a unified team of intellectual property attorneys, with expertise in IP transactions, protection, and litigation. We have the specialized, in-depth expertise of "boutique" firms, but we can handle major transactions and litigation as well -- all under one roof. This works best for us, and, more importantly, it works best for our clients.

Bingham McCutchen
1120 20th Street, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
Tel:  202-788-6150
Fax: 202-778-6155
Website: www.bingham.com


Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, a national law firm with ten offices throughout the eastern United States, provides a full range of legal services nationwide to businesses of all sizes, institutions, municipalities, colleges and universities, government agencies and individuals. Its practice areas encompass all forms of litigation, intellectual property, corporate and business law, labor and employment relations, aviation law, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, employee benefits, environmental law, construction law, municipal finance, real estate and tax and estate law.

The Intellectual Property Department of Eckert Seamans engages in the full spectrum of practice in this specialized area of the law, including U.S. and foreign patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition law, and the negotiation, preparation and enforcement of a wide variety of related agreements including license, assignment, consulting, employment, nondisclosure and joint venture agreements, as well as college and university patent policies. Members of the department practice in many forums, including the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States Copyright Office, foreign patent offices and their appellate boards, state and federal courts throughout the country and the International Trade Commission.

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20006-4604
Tel: 202-659-6600
Fax: 202-659-6699
Website: www.eckertseamans.com


Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is a national law firm known for solving challenging business problems and resolving unique legal issues for many of the nation’s largest companies.  Founded in 1924, our firm has grown to more than 450 lawyers in six offices.  From our offices in Atlanta, Washington, Austin, Houston, New York and Tallahassee, we provide a broad range of legal services to a diverse group of clients.  Our main practices include intellectual property, corporate, tax, financial services, energy, litigation and real estate.  We are also experienced in a number of specialty areas and have worked in a multitude of industry groups.

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP has an active intellectual property practice, consisting of more than 45 full-time intellectual property attorneys and a full complement of paralegals and staff.  The intellectual property group provides all of the services required by those needing to protect and leverage intellectual property rights in a wide variety of industries in the U.S. and internationally.  These services include patent, trademark and copyright prosecution, counseling, litigation and licensing; trade secret and technology litigation and counseling; domain name portfolio management, recovery, and dispute resolution; due diligence reviews in connection with mergers and acquisitions; and intellectual property audits and evaluations.  Specifically, Sutherland represents several of the country’s largest generic pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, financial transaction processors and universities.  Our life sciences lawyers use a multi-disciplinary approach to help clients protect and leverage their intellectual property, structure their businesses, raise capital, hire and compensate officers and other key employees, comply with federal, state and international regulations, and deal with most other legal challenges.

A significant number of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP’s intellectual property lawyers are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and hold advanced technical degrees in areas including organic chemistry, chemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, molecular genetics, medicine, biomedical engineering, microbiology and immunology.  We handle intellectual property matters in a number of technical fields including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biomedical devices, computers, software, chemical technology, minerals and telecommunications.  This technical patent prosecution expertise is coupled with broad litigation experience.

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
1275 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-2415
Tel: 202-383-0100
Fax: 202-637-3593

Website: https://us.eversheds-sutherland.com


Lerman Senter PLLC

Since 1982, the mission of Lerman Senter PLLC has been to serve the diverse needs and interests of its telecommunications industry clients before the Federal Communications Commission, other federal and state regulatory agencies, the United States Congress and the courts, in the most efficient and effective manner possible.  Lerman Senter PLLC offers its clients excellent abilities in the area of intellectual property and proprietary rights, including copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, domain name issues, and Internet and cyberspace law. The firm practices before the U.S. Copyright Office, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and ICANN approved dispute resolution organizations, and provides advice and counseling, legislative support and private litigation assistance to protect our clients' intellectual property interests.  Our clients have benefited significantly from the firm's often unique and progressive approaches to the legal and business issues that have characterized the increasingly dynamic industry.  Lerman Senter PLLC currently represents a broad range of clients with interests in all facets of the telecommunications industry. Clients include Fortune 500 companies and large media ownership groups, as well as start-up enterprises and new companies or individuals seeking to acquire and operate a variety of telecommunications-related businesses.  The firm takes great pride in having created a collegial, effective law practice environment, which provides the diversity of services and the close, personalized attention our clients require and deserve.

Lerman Senter PLLC
2000 K Street, N.W., Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20006
Tel:  202-429-8970
Fax: 202-293-7783
Email: Louis J. Levy llevy@lermansenter.com
Website: www.lermansenter.com


Nixon Peabody LLP 

Nixon Peabody LLPNixon Peabody's Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) Group provides comprehensive, innovative counsel to help clients advance their business interests and realize the full value of their intellectual property assets.  We have extensive experience in providing full-spectrum intellectual property services, including patent prosecution and interference, brand management, trademark, copyright, licensing, and intellectual property litigation.  Our clients are inventors, entrepreneurs, start-ups, Fortune 100 companies, and leading academic institutions involved in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, optics, electronics, publishing, software, interactive media, telecommunications, and entertainment industries.  Nixon Peabody also provides client-tailored counseling in connection with intellectual property related business transactions.

Nixon Peabody LLP
Suite 900
401 9th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.  20004-2128
Tel:  202-585-8000
Fax: 202-585-8080
Email: Robert C. Bernius rbernius@nixonpeabody.com 


Perkins Coie LLP

 

 

Perkins Coie LLP represents founders and emerging and established technology businesses in all facets of technology licensing, investment, acquisition, and management. We handle patent (prosecution, licensing, and litigation), trademark, domain name, copyright, trade secret, and other intellectual property issues. Our technology practice covers every segment of computer and information technology industries from hardware manufacturers, multimedia and software developers, authors, publishers, distributors, significant end users; Internet, eCommerce, and online service companies; entertainment and game companies; biomedical device and engineering companies; venture capital firms, and other large and small local, national and international technology companies. Perkins Coie's website is also a resource for the Perkins Coie Internet Case Digest.

Perkins Coie LLP
607 Fourteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-2011
Tel:  202-628-6600
Fax: 202-434-1690
Website: www.perkinscoie.com


Proskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer intellectual property practices cover a wide range of legal disciplines and knowledge industries. In addition to a long history of experience in the recognized disciplines of copyright, false advertising, patent, trademark and trade secret law, Proskauer provides a full scope of services to clients in businesses heavily dependent upon intellectual property, including those in the advertising, broadcast, cable, chemical, consumer electronics, cryptography, computer, e-commerce, high tech, Internet, materials science, pharmaceutical, publishing, entertainment, software, sports, telecommunications, and video processing industries.

Proskauer Rose LLP
1233 20th Street, N.W.
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036-2396
Tel:  202-416-6800
Website: www.proskauer.com


Public Citizen Litigation Group

The Internet has emerged as a forum for expressing ideas that challenge powerful government, corporate and union institutions. Public Citizen has developed a program of litigation and other forms of advocacy which protects the rights of ordinary citizens against those powerful entities which would seek to suppress or curtail the exchange of ideas and criticism that is enabled by this new technology.  Frequently, companies seek to use intellectual property doctrines as a basis for suppressing criticism; Public Citizen is determined to confine those doctrines to their proper limits, particularly in the area of public criticism.  For a summary of our work in this area, see: http://www.citizen.org/litigation/briefs/internet.htm

Paul Alan Levy
Public Citizen Litigation Group
1600 - 20th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
Tel: 202-588-1000
http://www.citizen.org/litigation/


Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt 

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is one of the leading Northwest law firms and the second largest in Oregon. We were founded over 100 years ago in Portland. Schwabe provides specialists in practice areas critical to growing and emerging businesses in today's economy -- including corporate, finance, intellectual property, tax, environmental, product liability, and immigration.

Our Intellectual Property Group services firm clients in the areas of patents, copyrights and trademarks, including IP strategy, patent prosecution, trademark registration, validity and infringement studies, technology transfer and licensing, and complex IP/patent litigation. Our patent attorneys are skilled in a wide range of hardware and software technologies. Our clients include large corporations, small businesses and individuals.

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
600 Thirteenth Street, NW
Suite 790
Washington, DC 20005
Tel:  202-628-6870
Fax: 202-628-7804
Website: www.schwabe.com


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