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Intellectual Property Litigation

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Our Clients

Katten represents some of the world’s most recognized companies—publicly traded and privately held, local, national and multinational—in high-profile litigation involving intellectual property of all kinds. Our clients come from all industries, including health care, pharmaceuticals, chemical products and process, wireless communications, technology, entertainment and media, automotive, retail, banking and financial products.

Our Services

Katten’s Intellectual Property Litigation team offers pre-litigation counseling and experienced trial representation in federal and state courts throughout the United States, as well as before the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB) and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Our litigators assert and defend claims relating to patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress, domain names, copyrights, trade secret misappropriation, false advertising and unfair competition. Our attorneys are equally skilled in various forms of alternative dispute resolution. The Intellectual Property Litigation team includes several experienced mediators who provide cost-effective strategies for resolving disputes in an advantageous manner.

The courtroom skills of our patent litigators in cases involving a broad range of designs, systems and applications, have led to a proven track record in federal courts throughout the United States and in patent and trademark offices worldwide. We have achieved successful results for clients in litigation relating to pharmaceutical, electronic, mechanical, chemical and design patents. We have also handled contested proceedings to invalidate patent claims in the USPTO.

Our trademark litigators actively work to protect our clients’ trade identity rights and defend claims should litigation ensue. We have successfully defended infringement actions involving defenses of invalidity of plaintiffs’ marks, lack of likelihood of confusion, fair use, the First Amendment and fraud, as well as equitable defenses such as laches, unclean hands and estoppel. Our team offers significant experience in all types of business torts and defamation claims as well as advertising law, including cases involving Lanham Act claims, deceptive trade practice claims, comparative advertising and the Federal Trade Commission.

Katten’s copyright litigation experience extends to diverse areas of the commercial, media and industrial arts. In addition to counseling clients on securing copyright protection in the United States and abroad, we provide the necessary resources to effectively prosecute and defend against copyright claims. Our trial attorneys have also aggressively prosecuted and defended hundreds of cases throughout the country involving trade secret, breach of fiduciary duty and related claims.

With attorneys who are highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape and a large litigation footprint, we offer skillful dispute management services and comprehensive, effective representation in a variety of forums worldwide.

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Recognition

Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook - Trade Mark Prosecution (United States)

2014
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Litigation – Patent (Los Angeles)
Litigation – Patent (Los Angeles), 2014–2016

Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook

"Highly Recommended" firm for intellectual property in Illinois, 2013–2015
Legal 500 US – Copyright
Copyright, 2016–2018
Chambers USA – Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (Washington, DC)
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (Washington, DC), 2016
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Litigation – Intellectual Property (National)
Litigation – Intellectual Property (National), 2012–2019
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Litigation – Patent (Chicago)
Litigation – Patent (Chicago), 2014–2018

Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook - Trade Mark Contentious (United States)

2014
National Law Journal, Elite Trial Lawyers 2015

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – Trademark Prosecution (United States)

2017

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – Copyright (United States)

2017

World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (Chicago)

2017–2018

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – Patent Contentious (United States)

2017
Chambers USA – Intellectual Property (Illinois)
Intellectual Property (Illinois), 2006–2018
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Litigation – Patent (National)
Litigation – Patent (National), 2014–2018
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Litigation – Intellectual Property (Chicago)
Litigation – Intellectual Property (Chicago), 2012–2019

IAM Patent 1000

Patent Litigation, 2017

World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (National)

2017–2018

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – Trademark Contentious (United States)

2017
Legal 500 US – Trademarks: Litigation
Trademarks: Litigation, 2013–2018

Managing Intellectual Property Annual Awards – Trademark Contentious (Midwest Region)

2017

Trademarks Law Firm of the Year by Lawyer Monthly

2012

World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (New York)

2017–2018

World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (Washington, DC)

2017–2018

BTI Litigation Outlook 2018

IP Litigation Honor Roll
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Recognition

Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook - Trade Mark Prosecution (United States)

2014
Litigation – Patent (Los Angeles), 2014–2016

Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook

"Highly Recommended" firm for intellectual property in Illinois, 2013–2015
Copyright, 2016–2018
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (Washington, DC), 2016
Litigation – Intellectual Property (National), 2012–2019
Litigation – Patent (Chicago), 2014–2018

Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook - Trade Mark Contentious (United States)

2014

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – Trademark Prosecution (United States)

2017

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – Copyright (United States)

2017

World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (Chicago)

2017–2018

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – Patent Contentious (United States)

2017
Intellectual Property (Illinois), 2006–2018
Litigation – Patent (National), 2014–2018
Litigation – Intellectual Property (Chicago), 2012–2019

IAM Patent 1000

Patent Litigation, 2017

World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (National)

2017–2018

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – Trademark Contentious (United States)

2017
Trademarks: Litigation, 2013–2018

Managing Intellectual Property Annual Awards – Trademark Contentious (Midwest Region)

2017

Trademarks Law Firm of the Year by Lawyer Monthly

2012

World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (New York)

2017–2018

World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (Washington, DC)

2017–2018

BTI Litigation Outlook 2018

IP Litigation Honor Roll

OUR CLIENTS SAY...

"Katten Muchin Rosenman has a fantastic group of effective and business-oriented attorneys. They are the A-Team!"

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2016
(Litigation - Intellectual Property)

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Our Clients Say: "Katten Muchin Rosenman has a fantastic group of effective and business-oriented attorneys. They are the A-Team!"

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