Today, being proactive rather than reactive is a business necessity, not an option, in an ever changing economic landscape. Leveraging the economic value of your most important asset—intellectual property—can propel you ahead of the competition, fund your research and development, and help you get to market and capture market share faster. Like a stock portfolio, it is important to understand how intellectual property fits into the overall business strategy of your organization.
Dickstein Shapiro’s Intellectual Property (IP) Practice combines decades of litigation experience with a robust procurement and asset management practice to devise strategies that help clients protect IP assets while maximizing their value. The firm handles all aspects of intellectual property work including litigation, patent and trademark procurement, counseling, asset management, monetization, and licensing. Our IP attorneys assist clients in developing intellectual property programs that are predicated on and indispensable to the realization of primary business objectives and that, at the same time, minimize the risk of litigation. The firm’s IP practice represents a variety of national and international companies active in the electronics, semiconductor, communications, computer hardware and software, Internet distribution and operations, chemical, medical device, and biotechnology industries, among other technologies.
Strategic thinking is the hallmark of Dickstein Shapiro’s culture. Our attorneys are trained in all IP disciplines and in handling every related matter type. We have handled more than 900 IP litigations and more than 150 IP trials, prepared more than 1,000 licensing agreements and obtained tens of thousands of patents for our clients. Our IP litigations have been on both the plaintiff and defendant side and have ranged in value from a few million dollars to more than $1 billion and many have involved requests for injunctive relief. Our attorneys have a great diversity of experiences and are highly regarded in their field.
The practice has been widely recognized as among the best in the business. Chambers USA ranked the firm as one of the top IP practices in Washington, DC and praised the practice’s “straightforward approach.” The firm also was listed as a top patent firm and a top trademark firm by Intellectual Property Today and listed as a leading IP firm by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Trial wins by our IP attorneys have also been ranked among the top verdicts and defenses in the country by The National Law Journal and IP Law & Business.
Members of the IP Practice are recognized leaders in intellectual property law and have lectured extensively in the United States and abroad for groups such as the American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Intellectual Property Owners Association, BNA, INTA, LES, and Practising Law Institute. In addition, the firm’s IP attorneys have published several books, including BNA’s Introduction to Intellectual Property Law and Aspen’s Intellectual Property Legal Opinions. Dickstein Shapiro attorneys have also co-edited and written chapters in numerous books, such as BNA’s Patent Litigation Strategies (sponsored by ABA) now in its third edition, as well as articles on intellectual property issues. The firm’s IP attorneys also produce the Intellectual Property Primer for the Association of Corporate Counsel, which is now in its third edition.