From U.S. patent reform to the European Unified Patent Court. The world is changing. Whether it’s patent expiry or patent trolls that are causing concern, our team of litigators will vigorously defend your position.

Representative experience

Representing leading technology giants in their local and multijurisdictional patent disputes, including BlackBerry, Dell, Google, HTC, KPN, Motorola, Oracle, and ZTE.

Acting for Lilly in the landmark patent dispute Actavis v Eli Lilly. The UK Supreme Court ruled in favor of Lilly, reversing two earlier decisions. Lilly was also successful in the German Supreme Court.

Advising HTC on the then largest patent litigation before the European courts. Multijurisdictional cases against Nokia and NPEs, and advising on FRAND licensing terms.

Representation of ZTE in the landmark case Huawei vs. ZTE before the CJEU (C-170/13) dealing with the antitrust (FRAND) defense regarding standard essential patents (SEP).

Representing MSD in a dispute with Shionogi over patents relating to anti-HIV therapy raltegravir.

Advising a leading Japanese innovator pharmaceutical firm on multiple Hatch-Waxman lawsuits relating to the client's blockbuster product.

Representing Leachman Cattle of Colorado in a challenge to two of its patents.  Marking the first PTAB issued post-grant reviews under the AIA.

Representing Daimler / Mercedes Benz in various patent litigation proceedings in the United States and China; and U.S. IPR proceedings.

Global IP counsel to the consortium of Audi AG, BMW Group, and Daimler AG on their €2.8bn acquisitions of Nokia's digital mapping unit, HERE.

Handling patent portfolio for Kodak Alaris’ photo kiosk, document scanner, thermal printing, and digital photo frame business, helping Kodak Alaris to mine and defend its portfolio.

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When can a patent challenger appeal the PTO's decision to uphold a patent? LimeGreen IP News

In 2011 Congress passed the America Invents Act (AIA), which established new ways to challenge the validity of an issued patent before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).

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TMT Horizons 2019

The dynamism of the Technology, Media and Telecoms sector is set to continue.

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Qualcomm ordered to license the SEP keys to its modem chip kingdom LimeGreen IP News

In a decision following a 10-day bench trial, Judge Lucy H. Koh ruled on 21 May 2019 in favor of plaintiff U.S. Federal Trade Commission that defendant Qualcomm Inc.'s (Qualcomm) licensing...

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Dutch Court of Appeal gives guidance on FRAND license negotiations LimeGreen IP News

For the first time, the Court of Appeal of The Hague has given guidance on the interpretation of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decision in Huawei vs. ZTE and the...

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Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

ITC Practice: What Every IP Attorney and In-House Counsel Should Know

Ted Essex will be speaking at The John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law.

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The legal implications of brand blanding Alert

In the trademark world, 2018 was notable for the number of well-known brands that chose to shorten and "universalize" their names, to simplify or drop their logos, or to rebrand entirely....

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