Intellectual property is not just many companies’ greatest asset—it is their greatest investment. Today, however, product lifecycles are short, competition is fierce, and reputations can be won or lost at the push of a social-media button. Further complicating the picture is an increasingly complex web of international laws and regulations, sweeping judicial decisions, and legislative initiatives that present constant challenges to businesses.
McDermott’s intellectual property practice helps clients identify and secure their creative assets, maximize the value of their IP portfolios, and enforce or defend their rights in courts and tribunals virtually everywhere their products are made, distributed and sold.
We counsel clients in all aspects of intellectual property, including copyrights, domain names, patents, trade secrets, trademarks and unfair competition. We provide end-to-end counsel on IP acquisitions, as well as employment, licensing, research, and vendor and outsourcing agreements and contracts. We also provide global representation for clients, with lawyers and IP professionals located across three continents and with team members who speak and write in English, Chinese, Farsi, German, Japanese, Korean and many other languages.
Our IP litigation team is unparalleled, with many of our litigators possessing extensive experience before US state and federal trial and appellate courts, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the US Supreme Court, the US International Trade Commission (ITC), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and Court of First Instance (CFI), and courts throughout Europe.
With a diverse client base ranging from Fortune 500 companies to academic institutions and deep experience in life sciences, energy, media and telecommunications and other key markets, we are more than just IP counsel – we are a trusted partner providing pragmatic, results-driven solutions in response to real-world business challenges.