Technology is the beating heart of every industry and, by definition, technology patent litigation implicates mission-critical issues at the core of our clients’ businesses. Whether protecting a client’s IP and market share, or defending against allegations of infringement, our tech patent litigators bring to bear the experience of having represented many of the world’s largest and most recognizable companies in complex, high-stakes patent lawsuits, before juries and agencies alike. With hundreds of cases under its belt, our nationally recognized team’s litigation philosophy reflects a relentless commitment to positioning our clients for business success, and litigating efficiently with minimal business disruption.

Our group is consistently recognized as one of the leading national patent litigation practices. In 2022 and 2023, Willkie’s Intellectual Property group was recognized by IAM Magazine’s “Patent 1000,” an annual guide to the most outstanding patent firms and practitioners around the world. The 2023 guide ranked Willkie in both Washington, DC, and Chicago for patent litigation prowess, and highlighted the trial experience, deep legal and technical skill, and client-focused approach of leading attorneys across Willkie’s patent practice. “For clients seeking support in complex IP litigation, Willkie Farr & Gallagher is an excellent choice,” IAM noted. “Many of its practitioners have technical backgrounds in life sciences and engineering, plus a wealth of experience in courts across the country.” Our Intellectual Property Department and its patent litigators are also widely recognized as industry leaders by leading IP-focused and legal publications, including Patexia, Legal 500 US and Chambers USA.

Our Tech Patent Litigation Philosophy

Business goals come first. At the core of every case must be a common understanding of your ultimate business goals. That understanding permeates our strategy and defines success for us both. Our partners move seamlessly from the courtroom to the boardroom, explaining complex issues in understandable terms and making practical, business-focused recommendations.

Experience where it counts. We begin every case by crafting the trial story, and use it to focus on issues that matter throughout motion practice and discovery. But, we are not just trial lawyers; we speak your engineers’ language. Our tech IP teams are trained and experienced engineers and technologists with deep, practical backgrounds ready to successfully litigate any dispute in any technology, anywhere in the world. Our experience spans nearly every patent forum of note, from federal appellate and district courts, to the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Focused, dedicated teams. The partners handling your case will know your case from all sides—legal, technical, and procedural—from day one, and lead teams that are staffed leanly and efficiently. Communication is frequent and direct, and strategy is always set collaboratively with the client. The Willkie reputation demands that our teams are staffed to reflect legal excellence and diversity, backed by a deep trial bench and acumen that extends to strategic issues well beyond simply patents, be they antitrust, bankruptcy, or corporate transactions.