White & Case
  Intellectual Property

White & Case was one of the first full-service firms to develop an intellectual property practice. Today, our lawyers represent clients in their most challenging and complex intellectual property matters. Supported by White & Case's offices around the world, our knowledge, like our clients' interests, transcends geographic boundaries. All our clients have access to the capabilities of our Firm's lawyers, wherever they are based.

We prosecute and litigate complex IP matters around the world, assisting clients in protecting their intellectual property rights from infringement, counterfeiting, misappropriation and unfair competition.

Often, IP issues do not arise in a vacuum—they transcend other practice areas such as Antitrust, M&A and Privacy. Our lawyers are adept at handling these types of complex, cross-practice matters and they bring a proven track record of success to their clients' matters.

Our clients turn to us for guidance through complex transactions and litigation involving the full range of intellectual property law, including:

  • Patents
  • Copyrights
  • Designs
  • IP Audits and Due Diligence
  • IP Portfolio Analysis and Management
  • Licensing, Merchandising and Branding
  • Sourcing and Technology Transactions
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Section 337 International Trade Proceedings
  • Trademarks
  • Trade Secrets

Litigation Experience
Our seasoned IP trial lawyers have an impressive range of courtroom experience—including jury and bench trials and emergency and plenary hearings and they have a proven track record at both the trial and appellate levels. In addition to our trial and appellate practice, we have substantial experience representing clients before the US International Trade Commission, the American Arbitration Association, the International Chamber of Commerce and other international arbitration tribunals and in proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Industry Experience
Supported by the sophisticated technology and powerful resources of one of the world's largest law firms, our accomplished IP team helps meet the legal needs of market leaders in all industries, including:

  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Computer Hardware and Software
  • Consumer Products
  • Defense and Aerospace
  • Electronics
  • Financial Services
  • Industrial and Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Luxury Brands
  • Media and Entertainment   
  • Medical Devices
  • Metals and Mining
  • Music
  • Networking
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
  • Publishing
  • Semiconductors
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications

Many of our lawyers hold advanced degrees and specialized training in scientific and technical fields, including molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, applied mathematics, computer science and biomedical, electrical and mechanical engineering, enabling them to fully understand the complexities of our clients' innovations and allowing them to provide insightful service to clients over a broad range of technologies.

Commercial Advice
Lawyers in our Global Intellectual Property Practice regularly advise clients on the commercialization of their intellectual property through licensing, merchandizing and other applications, as well as guiding them through the IP aspects associated with mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, securitizations, private placements and other corporate and finance transactions.

We also have significant experience advising clients on related issues such as regulatory concerns, privacy, data protection, distribution agreements and branding and patenting strategies also forms an important part of our practice.