Intellectual Property

Client and Industry Challenges

In today's increasingly competitive business environment most successful companies have plans in place to protect their intellectual property, such as proprietary technology. They also implement strategies to avoid liability for infringing the intellectual property rights of others.

Snell & Wilmer's intellectual property and technology team advises clients on how to avoid intellectual property liability and infringement, and provides a superior level of service in a professionally supportive environment. Our intellectual property attorneys have extensive knowledge of our clients' businesses, issues and concerns, and we are equipped and prepared to assist in the most efficient manner possible.

Areas of Service

Services the group provides for our clients on a regular basis include:

  • Copyright procurement and litigation
  • False advertising litigation
  • Overall IP strategy review
  • Patent assessment and due diligence
  • Patent-based transactions and strategic counseling
  • Patent filing, maintenance and infringement/enforcement investigations
  • Patent litigation
  • Patent procurement and U.S. and foreign-based prosecution
  • Patent prosecution
  • Trade secret and unfair competition litigation
  • Trademark applications, counseling, enforcement, maintenance and searches
  • Trademark procurement and litigation

Our intellectual property attorneys are ready to engage as necessary, in litigation and other forms of dispute resolution, to enforce our clients' intellectual property rights and defend them against the assertion of intellectual property rights by others.

Clients We Serve

Our intellectual property and technology clients are spread across the United States and around the world. Their needs are as diverse as their businesses, and their requirements are as broad as their geography. Our intellectual property team has represented Fortune 100, medium sized and emerging companies in matters ranging from significant patent litigation to trademark research.

Why Clients Select Us

Knowledgeable and Experienced: All of our intellectual property and technology attorneys have professional backgrounds and degrees in a variety of technical disciplines, including engineering, computer science, materials science, physics, chemistry, biology, physiology and biochemistry. Several of our attorneys have attained advanced master’s or doctorate degrees in these disciplines as well.

Depth and Breadth: Our intellectual property group includes over 50 attorneys across 16 offices, making it one of the largest intellectual property practices in the western United States. With very few exceptions, our patent attorneys are admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and several of our attorneys are admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., which hears all patent litigation appeals.