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Blending sophisticated litigation experience with in-depth training in science, energy and technology, Bracewell's intellectual property litigation practice delivers an aggressive and practical defense of our clients’ valuable intellectual property rights.

Our seasoned litigators have significant experience in courtrooms across the country, from the Eastern District of Texas to the Southern District of New York, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. We understand effective courtroom procedure and speak the language of judges and juries. From the beginning of each matter, we work hand in hand with the firm’s highly regarded patent, trademark and copyright attorneys to present the strongest case possible. By staffing leanly and assigning the right resources to each client matter, we ensure that cases are handled both effectively and efficiently — no stone goes unturned, and no resource is wasted. 

We understand the importance of working closely and cooperatively with our clients both to protect their businesses from the loss of profits and goodwill — and even the company itself — that are among the potential damaging effects of allegations of infringement and to enforce their intellectual property rights against unauthorized uses of such assets. Our attorneys are experienced in working with in-house counsel, engineers and scientists to define the technical details and legal parameters of the matter in dispute. In addition, we have access to and experience working with a varied set of expert witnesses, who play a key role in infringement litigation cases.

Working in key geographic centers for the energy and high-technology industries, our attorneys are closely involved in the emerging process, technology and scientific developments that are the natural result of these discovery-driven businesses. Likewise, we leverage both the technical experience of our attorneys and the technology resources of the firm in order to manage the thousands of documents involved in intellectual property litigation. Well-organized systems for data and information management significantly reduce the man-hours and costs associated with handling paper documents and help increase the likelihood of case success. Bracewell has placed on the survey conducted by American Lawyer magazine, and published in AmLaw Tech, for our use of technology in client service.

The strength of Bracewell’s intellectual property and litigation practices is regularly recognized by industry and media organizations.  For example, Bracewell was listed in the Fearsome Foursome Honor Roll: the law firms clients fear most in litigation by BTI Consulting Group, 2014 Litigation Outlook: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms. As well, Bracewell made the Corporate Counsel’s 2014 Patent Litigation Survey list (as ranked by American Lawyer Media), which ranks law firms according to how many federal district court patent suits it handled in 2013. Chambers & Partners in its Chambers USA guide lists Bracewell attorneys and litigation practices among the best in the nation (2012 – 2015). Bracewell attorneys were also named Texas IP Stars for Patent Litigation in 2013-2014 by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine.