Intellectual Property and Technology

Fried Frank's Intellectual Property and Technology Group offers a full range of legal services related to IP litigation, counseling, and transactions. Working in concert with attorneys from other Fried Frank practices, including arbitration, antitrust and competition, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and finance, we are able to provide 360-degree services related to:
  • IP dispute resolution, including litigation and arbitration
  • District Court and US ITC proceedings
  • Post Grant Review proceedings before the Patent Office, including IPRs
  • Trade secret litigation and counseling
  • Global IP Strategy
  • Assessments of competitive IP
  • Freedom to Operate opinions
  • Infringement and validity opinions
  • Portfolio assessments
  • IP audits and strategic portfolio reviews
  • Trademark and copyright registration and counseling IP and technology licensing and development arrangements
  • Sourcing and other IT services transactions
  • IP/IT aspects of complex corporate transactions
  • Acquisition and divestiture of IP rights
  • Commercial contracts
Our team includes lawyers who have advanced degrees in electrical engineering, biological and chemical sciences and first-hand professional experience in a variety of technical areas. For example, Fried Frank's IP attorneys have significant training, research, and product development experience in the areas of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, communications, computer science, biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, pharmacology and virology.

Our team has represented numerous top companies in their IP-related matters.  For example, our team has represented Daimler AG, Nikon, Motorola, WebMD Corp., OSRAM, IMAX, Merck, F. Hoffmann-LaRoche AG, Honeywell, Pregis Corp., Johnson & Johnson, and Dun & Bradstreet.  Our experience spans a broad spectrum of industries, including automotive technologies, water purification technologies, biotechnology, business methods, chemicals, cosmetics, consumer electronics, financial services, garments, life sciences, manufacturing, media & entertainment, food and beverage, medical devices, aerospace & defense, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.

Our IP attorneys frequently present at conferences and write and edit scholarly publications. Members of our IP team are also recognized by various legal directories and other publications, including Chambers USA, Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, The American Lawyer, IAM Patent 1000, The New York Law Journal, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and SmartCEO Magazine

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