Fenwick & West LLP provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for established and emerging companies on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders.
When clients come to Ropes & Gray, they find a global team of more than 1,200 professionals, whose top-notch skills, varied backgrounds and unique perspectives can help them meet high-stakes challenges, solve complex problems and reach their goals. An international presence, the firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul.
Many of the world’s most respected companies and institutions are longtime clients. We also serve many organizations (and investors and individuals) at all stages of the business life cycle, from start-ups to establishment as industry leaders. They come back to us year after year to handle their most important matters. They do so, they say, because we understand their businesses, we are easy to work with and we get results.
The firm is built on a foundation of delivering a premier, value-added service at a reasonable cost. Because our clients have unique business needs, including in some cases a preference to work on the basis of alternative fee arrangements, we are flexible and creative in designing custom-tailored pricing plans where appropriate.
Ropes & Gray has always focused on providing clients with the highest quality advice on their most critical legal and business needs. We’re a thoroughly contemporary firm that can bring 150 years of legal and institutional history to bear on the challenges clients face in today’s global, networked, 24/7 environment. Our collaborative approach means that our clients have ready access to leading corporate, litigation, transactional and regulatory lawyers whose knowledge and experience span industries and geographies.
With more than 200 lawyers and agents dedicated to patent prosecution, litigation, post-grant procedures and transaction due diligence, Perkins Coie’s Patent practice is one of the largest in the country. The practice includes 120 professionals who are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and more than 150 lawyers and agents who have science degrees, including 25 lawyers with PhDs. The world’s leading semiconductor, software, computer, mobile device, Internet, telecommunications, pharmaceutical and medical device, aerospace, and consumer products companies regularly turn to our patent lawyers for advice on protecting, defending and enforcing their most valuable inventions and ideas. In the past two years alone, the firm has prosecuted to issuance more than 2,000 patents, has filed more than 6,000 new patent applications worldwide, and has litigated more than 150 patent cases in federal courts throughout the country and before the International Trade Commission. Perkins Coie also has a leading inter partes review (IPR) practice. The firm consistently ranks in the top 10 in IPR filings as petitioner counsel and also regularly represent patent owners in defending against IPRs filed by challengers.
Founded in 1978 and based in Washington, DC, Sterne Kessler is dedicated exclusively to the protection, transfer and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Our team of attorneys, registered patent agents, students and technical specialists include some of the country's most respected practitioners of intellectual property law. Most of our professionals hold an advanced level degree, including more than 60 with a doctorate in science or engineering -- credentials wide and deep enough to fill the faculty of a science-oriented university.
Baker McKenzie is the leading global law firm, representing 18 of the top 20 companies in Silicon Valley in an average of 30 jurisdictions around the world.
Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality, commercially-oriented legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration.
Founded in San Francisco a century and a half ago, Orrick today is named by Law360 as one of the “Global 20” leading firms. Our platform offers clients a distinctive combination of local insight and global reach across 25 offices.