New York

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 
399 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022-4689
Tel:  212-705-7000 
Fax: 212-752-5378
Bingham McCutchen 
885 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022-4689
Tel:  212-207-1200
Fax: 212-750-9022

Boylan Code LLP

The Intellectual Property Practice Group is fully integrated with the Firm’s business law practice and works with clients in the acquisition, creation, protection and licensing of rights in intellectual property. Working with members of the Firm’s Corporate Group, the Group advises clients in connection with such matters as hardware and software contracts, mergers and acquisitions of technology companies, and the structuring and financing of technology ventures. Members of the Firm’s Litigation Group, in conjunction with the Intellectual Property Practice Group, handle litigation arising out of intellectual property or technology rights.

Boylan Code, LLP
145 Culver Road, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14620
Tel: 716-232-5300
Fax: 585-232-3528

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
1177 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-2714
Tel:  212-277-6500
Fax: 212-277-6501
Contact: Steven Weisburd


Downey & Downey

We provide quality legal services at rates that individuals and companies can afford.  We are a New York law firm serving clients in the US and many other countries. Brian and Anne Downey, both attorneys since 1986, handle a wide variety of legal matters including trademarks, copyrights, domain names, e-commerce, formation of business entities and non-profit organizations, litigation, contracts and licensing. We would be pleased to discuss our services with you.

Downey & Downey
Attorneys at Law
8999 Rockwood Road
Boston, NY 14025
Tel:  716-941-5423
Fax: 716-941-6382
Contact: Anne F. Downey, Esq.

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
10 Bank Street. Suite 1061
White Plains, NY 10606
Tel: 914-949-2902
Fax: 914-949-5424

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.
45 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 2800
New York, NY 10111
Tel:  212-765-5070
Fax: 212-258-2291

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.
666 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10103-3198
Tel:  212-318-3000
Fax: 212-318-3400

Herrick, Feinstein LLP

For 75 years we have been partnering with clients, providing sophisticated legal services to businesses and individuals around the world.  Our Intellectual Property Group has represented a full range of clients from fledgling start-ups to the Fortune 500, working in such diverse industries as retail, apparel, marketing, software, creative arts, publishing, sports and entertainment.  Spanning services as basic as selecting a product brand name to drafting complex licensing agreements, we recognize the importance of intellectual property assets to the life of a business and work with our clients to acquire, develop, maximize and, above all, protect the value of those assets through aggressive enforcement efforts.  As the field is dynamic, so is our team, drawing on time-tested skills of a select group of attorneys with intellectual property, corporate and litigation expertise. Our common sense approach to the assessment of risk places IP legal solutions in the appropriate economic context.

Herrick, Feinstein LLP
2 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Tel:  212-592-1400
Fax: 212-592-1500
Email: Barry Werbin

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
437 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10022
Tel: 212-940-3000
Fax: 212-940-3111
Email: Grant E. Pollack 

     Nixon Peabody LLP
Clinton Square
Rochester, New York 14603
Tel: 716-263-1000
Fax: 716-263-1600
Email: Richard D. Rochford Jr. 

Proskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer Rose LLPProskauer 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
1585 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Tel:  212-969-3000
Fax:  212-969-2900
Email:  Kenneth Rubenstein 


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.

1114 Avenue of the Americas, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212-389-5000
Fax: 212-389-5099

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