Skadden represents clients in their most important intellectual property disputes, whether in federal or state court, before the International Trade Commission, or in mediation or global arbitration.

Skadden litigators protect clients’ key products and brands both by defending against infringement allegations and enforcing intellectual property rights, including in obtaining multimillion- dollar jury verdicts against competitors. Our trial experience allows us to anticipate and strategically manage every phase of a case, often giving us an edge in terms of resolving our clients’ matters without entering the courtroom. When cases do advance to trial, our clients benefit from the experience of our nationally recognized litigators, who have decades of success in federal and state courts and the ITC.

Companies call on us to resolve disputes relating to advertising, copyright, licensing, patents and trademarks across a broad spectrum of industries, including aerospace, biotechnology, chemicals, communications, computer technology, consumer products, electronics, financial services, life sciences, media and entertainment, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors and sports, among other areas. We also provide strategic prelitigation advice in matters relating to infringement issues, trade secret misappropriation and business torts.

We repeatedly have been recognized for our intellectual property litigation capabilities. Skadden was ranked as a nationwide Tier 1 firm for patent litigation and intellectual property litigation by U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2017. We were included in LMG Life Sciences’ 2016 rankings of law firms as a leader in Patent Strategy and Management. Skadden was named as a “powerhouse” in BTI’s IP Litigation category in 2016 and named among Law360’s 2015 Technology Practice Groups of the Year for our courtroom victories in the technology sector. We also were named to The National Law Journal’s 2013 “Intellectual Property Hot List.” Publications such as Chambers USA, the Daily Journal and The Best Lawyers in America have praised our experience before the ITC, our representation of some of the world’s largest technology companies and our track record of success in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. Skadden also was selected by The American Lawyer as a finalist in its 2014 “Litigation Department of the Year” issue, which was based in part on results we earned for clients in intellectual property disputes.