The Dow Lohnes patent team has over 50 years’ collective patent litigation experience in federal district and appellate courts with substantial emphasis in high-technology patent areas of communications, internet and information technologies. Our core patent litigators alone have over 50 years’ collective experience in communications and related technologies, including engineering degrees and prior telecommunication industry experience. The core patent team’s experience is complimented by close-integrated team work with other firm practitioners in complex commercial litigation, communications, media and other areas for which Dow Lohnes has recognized expertise. Dow Lohnes thus has a unique ability to bring to bear substantial, focused experience to patent matters falling within the firm's core industry practice areas.
Our patent litigators have balanced experience in both asserting patents and defending against them. This experience ranges from major commercial competitor patent litigation to multi-defendant patent litigation involving non-practicing entities. Our patent litigation practice is national in scope. We have substantial experience in the common patent litigation forums, including key district courts in California, Delaware, Texas and Virginia as well as the Federal Circuit.
Dow Lohnes also provides patent counseling beyond litigation. We have experience in reexamination proceedings that challenge the validity of issued patents within the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Such reexaminations often are conducted in parallel with pending court litigation and, in some instances, in lieu of court litigation.
We counsel clients about their products and activities in view of patents owned by others. This includes counseling on product redesigns in view of threatened or pending litigation.
We work closely with our clients to develop patent programs and identify potentially valuable inventions. We counsel clients about products and activities of competitors that may infringe our client’s patents and alternative litigation or non-litigation options to address such infringement. We counsel clients on patent licensing strategies, whether its granting or seeking a license.