Jenner & Block

Patent Litigation and Counseling

We litigate patent cases for our clients in courts across the country with creativity, strong technical credentials, and extensive trial experience.  We litigate those patent cases against both competitors and non-practicing entities.  We are trial lawyers and take cases to trial when necessary to best represent our clients.  Partners in our patent litigation practice have tried a variety of matters, averaging more than 10 cases each to juries, courts, or arbitrators.

Our patent litigation matters have involved biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemical manufacturing, petrochemicals, plastics, electronic hardware, microchips, computer software, telecommunications, food services, automotive devices, energy production and other technologies. Some of our clients include: Dow Chemical, General Electric, Nissan, Schneider Electric, American Power Conversion Corporation, Pelco, Hospira, Charter Communications, General Dynamics and Mitsubishi Electric.

We take pride in being thought leaders in our field as demonstrated by the leadership roles our lawyers hold on various court committees.  Our attorneys frequently speak and write on patent and intellectual property issues and serve as leaders in bar associations at the national and local level.

Our attorneys’ technical knowledge is complemented by their substantial courtroom experience and unparalleled written work product, which allows us effectively to communicate and explain complex technologies and intricate patent concepts to judges, juries, and others.  We handle complex patent cases efficiently and bring creative approaches to every engagement in the hope of expediting resolution.  We have a strong history of creating opportunities for early, favorable results for clients as a result of our work in obtaining summary judgment rulings and claim constructions in Markman rulings.

In addition to litigation in the courts, our patent practice includes litigation before the USPTO and ITC.  We also regularly counsel and render opinions on patent rights involving issues of infringement, validity, and freedom to operate, as well as conduct patent due diligence, negotiate and prepare patent licenses and other transaction agreements.  To learn more about our patent litigation practice, see the Jenner & Block Report- Monthly Newsletter.

Our practice is ranked among the top patent litigation practices in Illinois by Chambers USA