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McDermott Will & Emery’s IP Update blog highlights the latest cases and legislative issues shaping intellectual property (IP), including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and more.

Combining a deep knowledge of IP law and business savvy, McDermott’s IP team serves as our clients’ secret weapon in the courtroom and the boardroom for IP litigation, licensing, monetization and strategic portfolio development. With a team of more than 100 IP lawyers and professionals, we earn major patent and trademark victories in dozens of district and appellate courts. Whether you’re building the next iconic brand, protecting game-changing new technology or creating new revenue streams from your established IP assets, we can help you achieve your business goals at every stage of the IP lifecycle.

Our team is known for delivering business-driven solutions and innovative ideas to keep our clients ahead of the competition in jurisdictions around the world. In the last five years, we have handled more than 225 patent cases and led more than 100 trademark and copyright cases in US District Courts, and conducted more than 125 proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. We protect and manage the IP portfolios of some of the world’s most notable innovators, and we marry our legal and technical expertise at the deal table to maximize value and minimize risk to our clients’ valuable IP assets. To us, an engagement isn’t just a matter; it’s a partnership. Central to our approach is investing deeply in your business to develop strategies that fully leverage your IP assets and give you a strategic advantage in today’s competitive global market.

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