Intellectual Property Litigation

The nationally recognized attorneys in Skadden’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group successfully represent clients in all stages of disputes and provide strategic business advice concerning all manner of intellectual property issues, including trade secrets, trademarks and trade dress, patents, license agreements and disputes, copyrights and misappropriation, advertising and consumer claims, and rights of publicity. Whether it is winning high-profile multimillion-dollar jury verdicts, obtaining swift dismissals at the pleading stage, providing practical advice about reducing legal risk in everyday operations or bringing our knowledge to bear in connection with corporate consulting and deal support, we emphasize a holistic, business-driven approach that considers our clients’ needs both inside and outside the courtroom.

As legislatures and courts around the world adapt to a constant stream of emerging technologies, and businesses face unprecedented challenges posed by global events, our group draws on its deep IP prowess and experience to empower clients with a complete understanding of the legal issues presented by potential disputes and deals.

Hallmarks of our practice include:

  • Experience Across Industries: We routinely handle matters in a variety of fields such as consumer products and services, biotech, e-commerce, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, pharmaceuticals, sports, media and entertainment, gaming and gambling, communications, computer technology, video games, food and beverage, financial services, social media, semiconductors, medical devices and life sciences.
  • Creative and Cost-Effective Solutions: Favorable jury verdicts and judicial opinions are not the only measures of success. We work with clients to find practical and business-centered resolutions to disputes, as well as provide strategic advice to anticipate and preempt disputes before they occur. When our clients are faced with unwanted litigation, we regularly dispose of matters quickly and efficiently, and frequently prior to any costly discovery being conducted.
  • Multidisciplinary Approach: To ensure the best and most forward-looking outcomes, we work with clients to tailor our approach to each matter. We also collaborate with our colleagues from a wide range of practices as needed, such as mass torts, antitrust, regulatory compliance, tax and corporate.
  • Global Reach and Resources: Our ability to leverage Skadden’s vast network and operations around the world ensures that we have the capacity to handle the largest, most complicated and highest-profile matters.
  • Thought Leadership: We stay on the cutting edge of IP and related issues and keep our clients informed through alerts, articles and customized presentations and seminars. We also host a quarterly CLE-credit webinar summarizing the biggest legal developments across all areas of IP law, and providing practical advice to businesses for managing and protecting their IP. Recent focuses of our practice have included the opportunities and challenges presented by artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and privacy issues, recent Supreme Court and appellate court decisions altering the IP landscapes, cryptocurrency and NFTs, and the metaverse.