Intellectual Property Litigation

We are trial lawyers who draw on deep technical knowledge, industry insight, and experience litigating across venues to protect our clients’ intellectual property, preserve value, and win precedent-setting victories in every type of dispute.

Why Latham

Our team of more than 100 IP litigators brings trial-tested experience to matters ranging from cutting-edge pharmaceutical and technology patent disputes to the copyright, trademark, and trade secrets cases that reshape industries. We can tailor our teams to match our specific capabilities with each client’s specific needs — no matter the IP at issue. We can also address any combination of IP and related antitrust, contract, and unfair business practices claims.

Adversaries know our track record of winning the most complex and high-profile IP matters across the spectrum of district courts and the Federal Circuit, as well as at the International Trade Commission (ITC) and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). We regularly take over high-stakes cross-border IP cases from other firms on the eve of trial and secure trial victories for clients who previously faced long odds. And we bring an innovative and winning approach to fast-moving PTAB proceedings, drawing on our experience securing patent victories at trial and through appeals. Our appearance on the docket signals to opposing counsel that our client intends to win the fight.

Awards & Rankings

  • Latham Again Honored For Wide-Ranging Litigation & Trial Success - October 24, 2021
  • Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Honored at National Law Journal’s Professional Excellence Awards - October 24, 2021
  • Latham Honored at National Law Journal’s Professional Excellence Awards - October 24, 2021
  • Bay Area Partner Named Top Trade Secrets Lawyer for Third Consecutive Year - October 05, 2021
  • American College of Trial Lawyers Inducts Litigation & Trial Partners Jamie Wine and Adam Perlman - October 03, 2021

Clients say, “[Latham] is a very strong team across the board,” explaining: “the lawyers are very technically strong,” “excellent trial lawyers and strategists,” “are able to anticipate opponents’ arguments, are client-oriented and their attention to detail is fantastic.”

– Chambers USA 2020

Events

Apple v. Fintiv: One-Year Retrospective on the Impact and Application of Fintiv’s Six-Factor Test

Media Coverage

Federal Circuit Axes Philips Heart Monitor Patent Under AliceD.C. Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year: Latham & WatkinsTop Trade Secrets Lawyer: Douglas Lumish

News

Latham Advises Casper Sleep on Acquisition by Durational Capital ManagementLatham & Watkins Names 44 New Partners and 39 New CounselLatham & Watkins Advises on GlobalFoundries’ US$2.6 Billion IPO

Thought Leadership

USPTO Seeks Comments on PTAB’s Discretionary Denials of ReviewITC Vs. Court Remedies For Trade Secret Theft AbroadUS Supreme Court Will Decide Constitutionality of PTAB Judge Appointments

Webcasts & Podcasts

The Current State of Fintiv and the New Director Review ProcessWhat Do Biden's 100 Day Enforcement Priorities Mean for Asia?Apple v. Fintiv: One-Year Retrospective on the Impact and Application of Fintiv’s Six-Factor Test