Welcome! We are pleased to highlight some notable intellectual property-related activity to recap this past year, including some of our client successes and publications that might be particularly relevant to your business success in the coming year.
Our IP department has continued growing and extends from California through Texas, Colorado, and Illinois to Washington, D.C. and New York. Our IP team now includes 117 IP lawyers, 10 patent agents, and 1 scientific advisor. We represented clients in 33 inter partes review/PTAB proceedings that were filed in 2019, and our patent prosecution team filed more than 2,100 U.S. patent applications and helped issue over 1,500 U.S. patents - in 2019 alone. We also helped conduct diligence and otherwise close out the IP issues in dozens of financings, M&A transactions, and joint venture/licensing arrangements.
We invite you to read on for a review of important IP related cases from the year, IP related publications, updates on some of our firm’s litigation efforts and key deals, and a few of the awards our Intellectual Property team is most proud of from 2019.