Jenner & Block

Patent Litigation and Counseling

We litigate patent cases in courts across the country with creativity, strong technical credentials and unparalleled trial experience. We litigate those patent cases against both competitors and non-practicing entities. Partners in our Chambers-recognized patent litigation practice have tried a variety of matters, averaging more than 10 cases each to juries, courts or arbitrators.  We are trial lawyers, and we win in the courtroom.

From coast to coast, our attorneys serve national and international clients on matters around the world.  We represent clients in the high-stakes fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemical manufacturing, petrochemicals, plastics, electronic hardware, microchips, computer software, cloud computing, LCDs, molding and packaging, telecommunications, food services, automotive devices and energy production, among many other technologies.  Our clients include Johnson & Johnson, Dow Chemical, General Electric, Nissan, Honeywell, American Power Conversion Corporation, Pelco, Hospira, Charter Communications, General Dynamics, Wolfram Research and Mitsubishi Electric.

We handle complex patent cases efficiently and bring creative approaches to every engagement to expedite resolution. We work closely with our clients to find a solution that avoids the risk and cost of a trial whenever possible.  We have a  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. 

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 substantial courtroom experience and supreme written work product, which allows us effectively to communicate and explain complex technologies and intricate patent concepts to judges, juries and others.

In addition to litigation in the courts, our patent practice includes litigation before the USPTO, PTAB and ITC. We regularly counsel and render opinions on patent rights involving issues of infringement, validity and freedom to operate, and we conduct patent due diligence, negotiate and prepare patent licenses and other transaction agreements.  We are well-positioned to represent clients in all facets of PTAB trial proceedings, including inter partes review, post-grant review and the transitional program for covered business method patents.