Strategic IP Counseling

Weil’s best-in-class Patent Litigation team not only appears in every major patent litigation venue, but also advises clients on contentious Patent Office proceedings, pre-litigation IP threats, and other counseling scenarios.
Weil offers a unique Strategic IP Counseling practice that advises clients on issues relating to IP management, enforcement, dispute counseling, transactions and acquisitions.

Representative services include:

Counseling on pre-litigation IP threats from third parties

  • Assess the IP rights and the client's exposure   
  • Consider the strategies for responding to the threat
  • Develop and implement a response plan that may include negotiation, litigation, post-grant patent actions, design-arounds, or an alternative business solution

Patent Litigation counseling

  • Lead the technical analysis relating to claim construction, infringement, and validity issues
  • Oversee technical experts and interact with company engineers
  • Manage reexamination and post grant strategy and proceedings

IP strategies

  • Create strategies for building the value of the company’s IP, taking into account the IP goals of the client, value-drivers for the technology, competitive landscape, and availability of alternative technology solutions
  • Assist clients in creating licensing and other programs to monetize their IP
  • Advise clients with respect to IP transactions and technology acquisitions

Patent Trial and Appellate Board Proceedings

  • Perform prior art searching, claim chart preparation, and strategic analysis
  • Work with expert witnesses on complex technical challenges

Sources say: ‘They are superb on counseling and transactional matters’

Chambers USA 2013

Weil Gotshal's national IP group is located in key areas of the country such as Silicon Valley, Texas, New York and DC. The group is noted for its command of high-technology electronics matters…

Chambers USA 2013

With IP resources across the USA and globally, the firm offers a sophisticated service in respect of [sic] all aspects of intellectual property.

Chambers USA 2012