Our IP practice covers all aspects of traditional IP services—advising, procuring, enforcing, defending and commercializing IP rights. 

The Firm’s IP practice is integrated with its international trade practice to provide our clients seasoned advice on matters involving trade and intellectual property. This unique blend of skills and international experiences and networks optimizes the guidance the Firm can provide in a world where technology is increasingly the result of cross-border international collaboration. 

Based in Silicon Valley, the Firm’s IP attorneys have worked internationally, and have advised and represented some of the world’s most successful companies both as in-house counsel, and as outside counsel at highly respected law firms.  This diverse experience results in an approach that is mindful of the business goals of our clients when crafting legal solutions that enhance their overall business objectives.  The Firm’s IP attorneys are skilled at crafting innovative and cost-effective IP strategies and solutions by evaluating matters from an insider’s perspective, that integrates all business concerns, including budget constraints, and analyzes all legal solutions to generate expedient and commercially practicable solutions. 

Intellectual Property

Experienced IP Counseling

Our experienced IP attorneys draw on their experience in representing some of the most successful companies in the world to provide enterprises (of all sizes), governments, universities and research institutions with experienced representation at the intersection of technology and intellectual property.

Our IP team focuses on advice and advocacy pertaining to patents and related intellectual property. Our IP attorneys are regularly engaged in a wide variety of projects across the spectrum of patents and related matters, from overall strategy, to efficient execution, from filing, monitoring/enforcement, management, to monetization.

We have represented clients located in numerous Asian-Pacific countries, and have forged close relationships with lawyers and law firms throughout the region.

Our roots in the region are in Singapore, and we maintain a presence in Singapore/Taiwan. With support by well-credentialed lawyers from all other offices, we offer advice regarding intellectual property issues relating to the Chinese speaking regions of the world. Our work in the region includes protecting our clients’ interests in disputes, advising on major transactions, and partnering with them to further their business objectives. We also pride ourselves on our ability to work with Asia-Pacific law firms on their most important US cases and transactions. Our ability to work well with others has long been a defining characteristic of our firm, and many of our matters involve multiple law firms working together to find the most effective solutions for our clients.

We value our personal relationships with our clients. We understand their business practices and culture. We make it a point to work collaboratively and in a manner that is respectful of their traditions.

Recent projects include:

Strategic IP Counseling

  • Development of strategies for product/service protection including leveraging a mix of trade secret, trademarks, patent and copyright laws
  • Providing creative options for enforcing and defending intellectual property rights through a combination of administrative, judicial and other channels ( including the United States and China)
  • Advising on strategies for handling NPE assertions, including settlement, litigation, and validity challenges

Patent Program Management

  • Development and implementation of corporate patent programs for hi-growth companies including advising on patent filing rates, incentive programs and IP risk management including in and out licensing
  • Development of provisional, U.S., and international filings, including in China
  • Education on program implementation considerations including: first-to-file, foreign filing criteria, and provisional filings

Transactions & Monetization


  • Patent Acquisitions - advising on and implementing patent acquisition programs
  • Patent Licensing – advising on relative rights/obligations/valuations of various non-exclusive patent license agreements
  • M&A / Strategic Transactions: advising on IP and related aspects of strategic corporate deals such as M&A and joint ventures and allocation of IP rights among related entities


  • Planning, developing and execution of commercialization plans for research universities, operating companies, and individual patent owners

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