Crowell & Moring's team of lawyers practicing in this area has extensive legal experience with technology-driven issues, including the overlap among technology, intellectual property, and competition. Our practice extends across the United States, Europe, and other international arenas.
We routinely counsel major corporate clients on issues of bilateral patent licensing and on cutting-edge issues of competitor collaborations involving IP in the context of multilateral licensing, standards setting, and patent pools. We are outside antitrust counsel to Via Licensing, the nation's leading administrator of IP licensing programs, and counsel to the Open Patent Alliance, which was formed to accelerate the widespread adoption and deployment of WiMAX technology and products.
In addition, we both counsel clients and litigate antitrust and IP claims in federal courts in connection with matters such as Walker Process fraud on the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and sham litigation challenges to Noerr-Pennington protection on a day-to-day basis.
Our knowledge in this sub-specialty is built from years of hands-on experience with the specific legal and business issues raised by the acquisition, licensing, and limitations on the use of IP rights. We have the experience and knowledge required to integrate the technical issues into the legal analysis, and to understand the high-level competition and IP law and policy that tends to drive outcomes where, as here, the law is made more through formal and informal guidance, than litigated cases.
For more information, visit Crowell & Moring's Intellectual Property Group.