Cooley LLP

December 15, 2011 12:00 ET

Cooley Named Top 10 Patent Litigation Firm

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 15, 2011) - Cooley LLP announced today it is one of the ten busiest law firms handling patent litigation cases, according to Corporate Counsel's 2011 Patent Litigation Survey. The firm ranked ninth for total number of federal patent cases handled in 2010 and 10th for total number of defense cases. Overall, Cooley handled 49 patent cases in 2010, an 11 percent increase from the previous year.

"We are proud that companies have marked our success by hiring us for many more cases," said Frank Pietrantonio, partner and chair of Cooley's Intellectual Property practice group. "Thanks to a talented group of attorneys who thrive in the courtroom, clients, including many of the leading global technology companies, continue to trust us with their most important IP matters year after year."

The firm's IP litigation group has developed a long track record of being at the heart of many of the most complex IP litigation matters clients can face. Recent case highlights include:

  • Secured a favorable jury verdict for Facebook in a patent infringement trial, the company's first trial ever.
  • Served as lead counsel and negotiated a settlement agreement that resulted in a $1.5 billion licensing deal for long-time client NVIDIA, effectively ending a two-year dispute involving Intel.
  • Won a rare jury defense trial in the Eastern District of Texas, for Vistaprint Ltd.
  • Obtained a $75 million judgment for Zenith Electronics, an award that was recognized as one of the top 10 IP verdicts, judgments and settlements of 2010 by Law360 publication.
  • Defeated IBM in a patent infringement jury trial in the Eastern District of Texas.

"It's great for this 100-plus group to be recognized for the increasing volume of high-profile work on behalf of clients in IP litigations across the country," said Thomas Friel, head of Cooley's Intellectual Property Litigation group. "Our IP litigators are in courtrooms, on planes and counseling clients at a rapid clip, because of our momentum and reputation as a go-to IP litigation firm representing clients throughout the United States, Asia and the rest of the world."

About Cooley's IP Litigation Practice

Cooley's Intellectual Property litigation group excels at delivering winning legal strategies in high-stakes intellectual property disputes, including patent, copyright, trademark, false advertising, licensing, false marking and trade secret matters. Private and public companies with some of the most sophisticated intellectual property portfolios in the world turn to the firm's attorneys to defend or prosecute their most significant IP cases. Cooley's lawyers understand our clients' businesses and the critical role that IP plays in a highly competitive landscape. It is this business sense, combined with the firm's ability to handle the complicated technical issues that are often intertwined with IP disputes, which separates Cooley from its competitors.

About Cooley LLP

Cooley's 650 attorneys have an entrepreneurial spirit and deep, substantive experience, and are committed to solving clients' most challenging legal matters. From small companies with big ideas to international enterprises with diverse legal needs, Cooley has the breadth of legal resources to enable companies of all sizes to seize opportunities in today's global marketplace. The firm represents clients across a broad array of dynamic industry sectors, including technology, life sciences, venture capital, clean energy, real estate and retail.

The firm has full-service offices in major business and technology centers across the United States: Palo Alto, CA, New York, NY, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA, Reston, VA, Broomfield, CO, Washington, DC, Boston, MA and Seattle, WA. The firm also has an office in Shanghai, China.

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