Intellectual Property

Weil offers a truly comprehensive intellectual property practice, encompassing IP litigation (including patent, copyright, and trademark); technology and IP transactions; and our strategic IP counseling practice.

Notable Representations, Key Contacts

Intellectual Property Litigation

Weil’s intellectual property litigators regularly handle high-stakes cases involving cutting-edge technology and complex and evolving legal issues.

Patent Litigation

When the world’s leading companies face critical patent issues – disputes where the stakes are high, the jurisdiction is unfriendly, or the technology is complex – they turn to Weil’s patent litigators.

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IP/Media Litigation

Weil has played a substantial role in shaping intellectual property and media law. In a media landscape undergoing constant technological transformation, our practice regularly handles high-stakes cases whose outcomes affect how intellectual property and content are developed, distributed, and licensed.

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Technology and Intellectual Property Transactions

Our Technology and IP Transactions lawyers spend 100% of their time on transactions where both technology and intellectual property issues are present — a distinguishing feature of Weil.

Accordingly, they are trusted advisors on many of the technology sector’s most significant global transactions.

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Intellectual Property Counseling

Weil offers a strategic IP Counseling practice that advises clients on issues relating to IP management, enforcement, dispute counseling, transactions and acquisitions.

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Key Contacts

Michael A. Epstein

Michael A. Epstein

Partner

New York


Brian E. Ferguson

Brian E. Ferguson

Partner

Washington, D.C.


Edward R. Reines

Edward R. Reines

Partner

Silicon Valley


Bruce Rich

Bruce Rich

Partner

New York


Elizabeth Weiswasser

Elizabeth S. Weiswasser

Partner

New York

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In both 2017 and 2018, Weil was honored as “IP Firm of the Year” at Benchmark Litigation’s U.S. Awards

Benchmark Litigation 2017-2018

Weil is ranked as a top-ranked Tier 1 firm nationwide for both IP: Copyright and IP: Patent Licensing and Transactional—notably the only law firm with this distinction

Legal 500 US 2018

Weil is currently recognized as a top-ranked Tier 1 firm for Intellectual Property.

Benchmark Litigation 2018

This international powerhouse handles a significant amount of work in the overlap between IP and media…” and “maintains its position at the cutting edge of media issues” by acting “for an enviable list of top media clients.” Clients call us “true experts in the field,” and highlight our “practical, knowledgeable and well-staffed” practice.

Chambers USA 2015-2018

Offers powerful patent litigation capabilities, with hubs of expertise in many of the most important IP jurisdictions.”

Chambers USA 2017

Clients note that Weil’s IP/Media practice is “extremely responsive, cutting-edge and highly experienced,” “always puts the client first,” and provides “a unique and valuable perspective” and “a deep understanding of issues that matter for tech clients.”

Legal 500 US 2015-2018

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