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

Carey Rodriguez Greenberg & O'Keefe LLP

Carey Rodriguez Greenberg & O'Keefe LLP is a boutique law firm focusing on intellectual property transactions and litigation and other complex commercial litigation. With offices in Miami, Boca Raton and Washington, D.C., the firm represents an impressive roster of U.S. and international clients, including Fortune 500 corporations, middle market companies, and small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Carey Rodriguez Greenberg & O'Keefe LLP
1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20004
Tel: 202-747-9642
Fax: 202-330-0341
Email: Steven M. Greenberg   sgreenberg@crgolaw.com
Website: www.crgolaw.com 

Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Dickstein Shapiro LLP provides a full-range of counseling to clients in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, trade secrets, employment agreements, commercialization of intellectual property, biotechnology, computer law, and Internet issues.  The firmís Intellectual Property Group, with more than 60 attorneys in Washington, DC and New York, works directly and regularly with clients in the United States and abroad to establish programs for obtaining and enforcing proprietary rights, developing defensive strategies, licensing proprietary rights, developing strategies for maximizing the value of the intellectual property, identifying technologies for potential licensing, providing representation before Congress and various federal agencies, and counseling and protecting rights under government contracts. 

Dickstein Shapiro LLP is engaged in all phases of pursuing, licensing, acquiring, and litigating intellectual property rights in a wide variety of industries including all areas of technology, such as electronics, semiconductors, telecommunications equipment, pharmaceuticals, polymers and chemicals, computer hardware and software, and biotechnology.  Such litigation includes representation before the U.S. courts, the International Trade Commission, and various state courts, as well as coordination of litigation in foreign countries.

Dickstein Shapiro LLP
1825 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-5403
Tel:  202-420-2200
Fax: 202-420-2201
Contact: Gary Hoffman  HoffmanG@dsmo.com

Website: www.DicksteinShapiro.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 creditorsí 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

Fish & Richardson P.C.

Founded in 1878, Fish & Richardson P.C. has since become a national powerhouse in the fields of intellectual property, complex litigation, and technology law.  The firmís early clients included Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Wright Brothers.  Our tradition of protecting ideas for talented and successful innovators continues today. The firm is also the most active firm in patent cases at the International Trade Commission, an agency that has become the forum of choice for patent disputes.  Fish & Richardson is also among the top patent prosecution firms; the firm files over 4,000 patent applications each year. 

In addition to our intellectual property practice, we have built a broad complex litigation practice that includes not only patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation, but also trial lawyers with experience in a wide range of high stakes, high tech business litigation. A truly national firm, Fish & Richardson has 250 attorneys and 30 technology specialists in eight different offices. While unique in their backgrounds and fields of study, our attorneys are alike in that all share a common desire to use their knowledge and experience to further our clientís goals.           

Fish & Richardson P.C.
601 Thirteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Tel:  202-783-5070
Fax: 202-783-2331
Website: www.fr.com

Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.

Fulbright & Jaworski is a full-service, international law firm serving the needs of businesses, governments, non-profit organizations and individual clients around the world. Fulbright is one of the largest law firms in the United States with nearly 900 attorneys and more than 50 integrated practice areas. There are eight Fulbright offices throughout the United States and international offices in London, Munich and Hong Kong.

Recent Rankings of Fulbright & Jaworski

Fulbright & Jaworski's Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group encompasses one of the largest concentrations of intellectual property attorneys in the country. Our experienced team of attorneys, patent agents and technical advisors helps clients obtain and protect intellectual property rights in the United States and around the world. Our attorneys work closely with a variety of businesses and inventors, including well-established companies, venture capital companies and emerging companies with technological assets, as well as universities and non profit organizations.

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Market Square
801 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004-2623
Tel:  202-662-0200
Fax: 202-662-4643

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

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


Sutherland is a national law firm known for solving challenging business problems and resolving unique legal issues for many of the nationís 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.

Sutherland 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 countryís 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 Sutherlandís 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.

1275 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-2415
Tel: 202-383-0100
Fax: 202-637-3593
Website: www.sutherland.com

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP is dedicated to helping clients to achieve their business goals through strategic legal counsel. We serve our clients across the nation and around the globe, wherever your business takes us, from our base of six offices in the mid-Atlantic region.

In 2007, our Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) group was ranked as one of the leading IT practices nationwide by The Legal 500, a series of guides reviewing the strengths and strategies of law firms in over 90 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America and the Caribbean. We were one of only 18 firms chosen in the United States.

Our TIP attorneys protect and leverage ideas and innovations, help you find financing, and plan for future expansion. Our experience includes: advertising screening and protection; computer software licensing and hardware; copyright registration and protection; global intellectual property protection; intellectual property litigation; intellectual property auditing and risk mitigation planning; intellectual property analysis for mergers and acquisitions; internet and e-commerce transactions; licensing and technology transfer; open source, ASP, and innovative distribution model consulting; patent screening, analysis, registration, and litigation; publicity and privacy protection and compliance; strategic planning; technology start-ups; trade secret protection; trademark, domain names and brand protection; and web site audits.

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP
1025 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036-5405
Tel: 800-987-8705
Fax: 202-331-0573
Email: Steven Tiller stiller@wtplaw.com
Partner and Technology & Intellectual Property Co-Chair
Website: www.wtplaw.com

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