Winston & Strawn's patent litigation team—named in the January 2010 issue of The American Lawyer as one of the top four IP litigation practices in the United States—has extensive experience before the trial bar and the Federal Circuit, a proven ability to quickly master a range of complex technologies, and a command of the intellectual property disciplines. Our attorneys have tried dozens of patent infringement cases—since 2008 alone, we have taken more than 20 patent cases to trial.
In 2010, Corporate Counsel's Patent Litigation Survey ranked Winston & Strawn as one of the "busiest" law firms in terms of patent cases litigated for plaintiffs and defendants, in which the firm received a #13 ranking, out of 38 firms.
From 2006-2010, our attorneys appeared in 250 patent cases, including more than 75 Federal Circuit patent appeals. These cases were filed in 27 different districts in 20 states, including all of the major patent jurisdictions. They involved a diverse range of technologies, from electronics and computer software to medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and chemical processes.
This volume of work is supported by approximately 160 attorneys; 45 of these attorneys are members of the Patent Bar. In trying patent cases, our litigators can call upon the resources of our patent prosecution practice to assist in understanding and addressing what are often complex technical issues. We work to distill the complicated concepts at issue in patent cases to their essence; then we craft the most persuasive arguments and themes to advocate our client's cause to the jury and court.