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At Fitzpatrick, IP is not just a practice area – it is our sole focus. We have one of the premier patent litigation and prosecution practices and consistently appear in the list of top litigation and patent prosecution firms. Our practice is dedicated exclusively to intellectual property (“IP”), and we cover the spectrum of intellectual property services, including applying for patent and trademark protection, litigation, appeals, interferences, post-grant challenges (e.g., IPRs), alternative dispute resolution, licensing, opinions, corporate transactions and due diligence.​

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Knobbe_Corp_Logo_CMYK.jpg Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens has over 300 lawyers and scientists nationwide and dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property and technology law, including litigation. Knobbe Martens serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. The firm is headquartered in Orange County, California, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. More information about the​ firm can be found at www.knobbe.com.

Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P.A. law firm has offices in Minneapolis, Silicon Valley and Austin as well as Satellite attorneys located in states throughout the U.S. Schwegman’s law practice is exclusively intellectual property and includes IP counseling, procurement, opinion practice and enforcement. Schwegman is a firm with innovative practice concepts and the creators of such IP practice tools as Foundation IP, ClaimScape, ClaimTracker and others. Schwegman has grown to over 100 attorneys, many with advanced degrees in the areas of electrical, computer/software, chemical and mechanical engineering, and life sciences. Schwegman represents multinational corporations, middle-market businesses, universities, startups, and individuals.​

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​For 175 years, Baker Botts has been among the leading law firms in the world. Today, with 700 lawyers in fourteen offices worldwide, the firm ranks among the largest global law firms in scope and influence. Baker Botts represents many of the top 100 Fortune 500 companies, as well as many individuals and small- and medium-sized business entities. Baker Botts’ IP lawyers have tremendous industry experience ranging from technology to energy to entertainment. In addition, our IP lawyers hold specialized or advanced degrees in technical fields such as electrical engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, biotechnology and medicine. 
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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC brings true partnership to our clients. With more than 500 attorneys and government relations professionals in 18 offices in the United States, we have formalized a model for consistently delivering the service attributes our clients most value. A nationally recognized firm, we provide a wide range of services in the areas of health care, financial services and banking, litigation, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, corporate and business law, tax, energy, and government relations. For more information, visit www.BIPC.com. To access insights from Buchanan’s Patent Office Litigation team, please visit www.Buchanan-IP.com/PTAB.

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​Lathrop & Gage is a full-service law firm with 300 attorneys nationwide serving clients in the areas of litigation, intellectual property and business. Our Intellectual Property team includes nearly 70 practitioners who work to protect key assets and defend innovative ideas against infringement through prosecution, transactions and litigation. Our broad base of highly skilled Intellectual Property practitioners hold a wide range of advanced technical degrees in scientific fields supportive of innovation, including mechanical and electrical engineering, physics, optoelectronics, software, material and life sciences. For more information, visit www.lathropgage.com.
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​Lincoln IP, Inc., is an internationally renowned prior art and patent search firm established in 1995. We provide consultative service in the intellectual property field for corporations and law firms. Our highly skilled staff is comprised of attorneys, patent agents, former USPTO examiners, PhDs and technical advisors with advanced degrees. We have the technical expertise, extensive IP knowledge, and world-wide patent and non-patent literature research experience needed to provide exceptional results. We are located steps away from the UPSTO public research facility in Alexandria, VA which provides us unlimited access to the most powerful patent and non-patent literature databases available.
​​Marks & Clerk is an international IP services provider. Our patent and trade mark attorneys in Canada, Europe and Asia, our UK lawyers and our international valuation consultants provide an end-to-end service across patents, trade marks and copyright. We have over 270 practitioners operating across all technology and commercial sectors, working with associate firms around the world.
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​Founded in 1997, Osha Liang is an intellectual property law firm with a global presence. The firm has expertise in worldwide patent and trademark procurement, portfolio management, licensing, acquisition, due diligence, opinions of counsel, litigation, and strategic IP counseling, among other areas. With offices in Houston, Silicon Valley, Austin, Alexandria, Paris, Hangzhou, and Tokyo, the firm prides itself in being one of the most technically and legally proficient intellectual property law firms in the world. Osha Liang is recognized as a top U.S. IP firm based on the number of patents issued. For more information, please visit oshaliang.com.
Patterson eps.jpg ​Patterson Belknap has litigated “bet-the-company” patent disputes for decades. We have represented clients in some of the most notable patent cases and clients represented by the firm received three of the 10 largest settlements of patent cases ever. For instance, after a series of related trials involving a ground-breaking patent, we obtained judgments and settlements for our client totaling $3.6 billion, including in 2010 a settlement of $1.725 billion, one of the largest settlements ever of a patent infringement case in the United States. We are ranked among the top ten firms in New York for patent litigation by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The guide notes, “This team of attorneys combines exceptional scientific knowledge with terrific trial skills.” Our team “receives the most widespread acknowledgment for its performance in high stakes patent litigation.” Our patent and biotechnology attorneys recently launched BiologicsBlog.com, a source of insights, information and analysis related to Biologics.
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​Procopio is a full-service business and litigation law firm committed to thoughtful problem solving and improving your bottom line. With more than 150 attorneys based in San Diego, Silicon Valley, Phoenix and Austin serving clients around the world - we’re passionate about knowing your business and helping you grow and protect it for the long term. We believe developing a deep understanding of our clients’ industries is essential to providing the guidance needed to manage intricate and complicated legal intellectual property (IP) challenges. Our IP practice team includes seasoned and award-winning patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and licensing attorneys as well as patent agents with technical degrees and experience in a wide array of industries. Our services include selection, development, registration, licensing, protection, portfolio management and litigation in the United States and worldwide. Visit us at procopio.com.

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​​​LeeHayesHIGHres.jpg ​Lee & Hayes, PLLC is a pre-eminent IP practice with over 70 seasoned IP specialists who provide patent, trademark, copyright and litigation services to individuals and companies ranging from start-ups to members of the Fortune 100.
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​Finnegan is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. From offices in Atlanta, Boston, London, Palo Alto, Reston, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, and Washington, DC, the firm practices all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Finnegan also represent clients on IP issues related to international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition. Our lawyers work with leading corporations and innovators to protect, advocate, and leverage their most important intellectual property assets. Our diverse client base covers a range of industries and technologies, including alternative energy, biotechnology, business method patents, chemicals, consumer products, electrical and computer technologies, industrial manufacturing, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. For additional information on the firm, visit www.finnegan.com.

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​Fish & Richardson is a global patent prosecution, intellectual property litigation, and commercial litigation law firm with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S. and Europe. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives. Fish is the #1 U.S. patent litigation firm, handling nearly three times as many cases than its nearest competitor; a powerhouse patent prosecution firm; a top-tier trademark and copyright firm; and the #1 firm at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, with more cases than any other firm. Since 1878, Fish attorneys have been winning cases worth billions in controversy – often by making new law – for the world’s most innovative and influential technology leaders. For more information, visit https://www.fr.com or follow us at @FishRichardson.
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​Hawley Troxell is Idaho’s premier, full service business law firm. Our collective experience lets us provide solutions to the challenges of doing business, from formation to exit. Whether one-on-one counsel or a team approach, we tailor our services to meet our clients’ needs at competitive Idaho rates. Hawley Troxell serve clients locally as well as nationally and internationally. As a member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms, we partner with firms around the globe to provide the most comprehensive service possible to our clients.
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​Barley Snyder is a law firm based in central Pennsylvania with more than 70 attorneys practicing from offices located in Lancaster, York, Reading, Malvern and Hanover, Pa., and Hunt Valley, Md. The firm serves businesses, individuals and organizations in all major areas of civil law including: business, employment, immigration, employee benefits, finance & creditors’ rights, intellectual property, litigation, estate planning and administration, real estate, tax, construction, environment and energy, health care, education, municipal authority, and food and agribusiness.​
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​Located in the heart of the downtown business district in Cincinnati, Ohio, Wood Herron & Evans represents leaders in science and industry worldwide (including Fortune 500 companies), providing services to help protect the intellectual property assets of its clients, including patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, and copyrights, and providing advice and assistance in advertising, privacy, media defense, internet, information technology, licensing, and handling related litigation.
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