About Our Intellectual Property Practice

Our Intellectual Property practice offers integrated advice on all aspects of the protection and exploitation of intellectual property. Ranked consistently as one of the top five West Coast​ firms in both intellectual property litigation and protection over at least the past 10 years by Euromoney’s Managing Intellectual Property publication, our lawyers are pioneers of legal innovation. We advise clients concerning novel issues under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), domestic and international privacy issues, software and business method patents, evaluating and implementing new business models around open source software, crafting novel technology distribution arrangements and implementing intellectual property audits.


  • Recognized by Chambers USA as a leading law firm for intellectual property and IT and outsourcing in California (2015)
  • Recognized on The National Law Journal’s IP Hot List for outstanding patent, copyright, trademark and IP litigation services (2015)
  • Recognized as the largest IP law firm in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley Business Journal (2016)
  • Recognized nationally and in California – with the highest possible ranking in California – for both trademark prosecution and trademark litigation in World Trademark Review 1000 (2016)
  • Recognized as the best patent prosecution group in Western North America by Managing Intellectual Property (2015)
  • Named one of the top U.S. firms for trademark and patent prosecution and one of the top West Coast firms for copyright, trademark and patent prosecution in Managing Intellectual Property (2015)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranked Fenwick in the top tiers nationally and in San Francisco and San Jose for patent law and copyright law (2015)
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 as a leader in patent prosecution and licensing (2015)
  • Noted by Law360 as having one of the largest IP practices in the U.S. (2014)
  • Recommended nationally for patent prosecution and transactions in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (2015)

Our core areas of focus include:

Antitrust and Unfair Competition


Privacy and Information Security


Technology Transactions

Copyright Litigation


Open Source

Trademark Litigation


Trade Secret

Patent Litigation

Trade Secret Litigation



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