Intellectual Property

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Kirkland’s team combines encyclopedic knowledge of IP law, passion for the businesses and sectors they serve, and best-in-class client service. - The Legal 500 United States, 2023

Our intellectual property practice protects our clients’ ideas, technology, products and brands. Global clients in wide-ranging industries engage us on complex IP litigation, transactions and counseling matters. From market leaders to dynamic startups, we help clients protect their market position and maximize their intellectual property. Due to the volume, size and nature of the cases we try and deals we structure, our clients benefit from our significant market intelligence.

With decades of experience, our IP litigation attorneys have achieved extraordinary results in patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret misappropriation and advertising matters, and they excel in large-scale, bet-the-company cases. We have extensive experience in venues where IP cases are most often litigated, and we try cases before juries, judges and arbitrators in state courts, district courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In addition, we have extensive experience trying cases in venues across the United Kingdom. Our cross-Atlantic presence, seamless integration between offices and experience coordinating worldwide multi-jurisdictional litigation provide a unique offering to our clients, which is unmatched in IP litigation.

In addition, we have 80 lawyers fully dedicated to negotiating, structuring and closing complex transactions driven by innovation or technological opportunities, including joint ventures, strategic alliances, licenses, outsourcing, collaborations and other strategic commercial agreements. Because we represent clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to middle-market companies to growth-stage businesses, we see business arrangements from all perspectives and fully understand the diverse needs of all parties to a particular transaction.

90+ Years

Integral part of Kirkland since 1925

Tier 1 in Intellectual Property

Chambers USA, 2006–2023

Tier 1 in Trademark, Patent, ITC, Life Science, Copyright

IP Stars, 2021–2023