McGuireWoods’ intellectual property lawyers help clients develop, protect
and leverage commercially valuable ideas and information, including
patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other creative assets to
advance their business goals. Our intellectual property strength is
recognized by prestigious legal guides and clients alike. Chambers USA and U.S. News – Best Lawyers consistently
rank our intellectual property practice as top-tier and many of our lawyers
are honored individually.
In Chambers USA, the definitive guide to leading lawyers, one
client said, “They are a first-rate law firm in all respects.” Clients also
praised team members as “phenomenal,” “intelligent, thoughtful and
creative” and as "top-notch litigators" who "find a solution when others
cannot." Leading industry and legal publications and media outlets such as Corporate Counsel, E-Commerce Times and Law360
regularly seek out our partners for their insights on IP-related
legislative, regulatory and judicial developments.
We provide comprehensive, sophisticated intellectual property solutions —
ranging from litigation, prosecution and counseling to licensing and other
IP transactions — that help companies and individuals maximize returns from
their creative, technological and business endeavors and fend off
intellectual property challenges from others. Many of our lawyers hold
advanced degrees in engineering and the sciences, allowing us to quickly
learn our clients' technology. We represent clients from virtually every
sector of the global economy, including retailers, merchandisers,
manufacturers, financial institutions, healthcare providers, insurance
companies, telecommunications providers, computer software and hardware
providers, advertising agencies and artists.
McGuireWoods’ IP lawyers help clients identify the most effective means of
addressing and defending against misappropriation, misuse and theft of IP
assets, and we employ a range of dispute resolution tools, including
mediation, arbitration and settlement. When litigation is necessary, we
have seasoned trial lawyers who know how to fight for clients’ interests,
whether defending against unsubstantiated allegations or pursuing claims.
We strategically guide clients through the development and management of
their intellectual property portfolios of patents, trademarks and
copyrights. Our team also advises on acquisitions and commercialization of
these IP assets.