Troutman Sanders’ Intellectual Property practice is comprised of more than 80 lawyers, patent agents and other intellectual property professionals, including over 20 with advanced degrees. Our lawyers have handled intellectual property litigation matters in all phases of trial and appeal and bring considerable experience representing clients in complex trademark cases and high-stakes patent litigation. In addition to a strong litigation bench, the firm has a robust transactional intellectual property practice. We represent U.S. and international clients, which include Fortune 100 corporations, middle market companies, start-ups and academic and research institutions. Our intellectual property lawyers have experience spanning a wide variety of industry sectors, including real estate, consumer products, life sciences, technology, e-commerce, retail, financial services and energy.
The firm provides a complete range of intellectual property services for our clients, including:
Our lawyers counsel clients on matters involving the development, prosecution, management, and exploitation of intellectual property assets, including patents and patent portfolios, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. We provide guidance on related business issues, such as licensing and transactions, restrictive covenants, internet law, advertising, unfair competition and antitrust compliance. This expansive industry experience allows us to counsel clients ranging in size from pre-revenue start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.
Our first-chair intellectual property litigators — a number of whom have advanced degrees in relevant scientific disciplines — represent clients in cutting-edge disputes involving patents, domain names and software piracy. Our lawyers pursue and defend claims in federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the country. We also actively represent clients before quasi-judicial agencies such as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). To help achieve favorable results and preserve important business relationships, we also seek opportunities to resolve legal issues through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as arbitration and mediation. Whether helping clients minimize the likelihood of litigation or moving firmly toward trial, we are committed to staffing leanly to help ensure a cost-efficient outcome.