Patent, Copyright & Trademark

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Chambers & Partners describes Irell & Manella LLP as having the "greatest depth of any law firm in the country" in patent, copyright and trademark matters.  Although we are located in Southern California, clients from all over the world rely on us for counseling, transactions and litigation involving patents, copyrights and trademarks.  This includes coordinating international trademark portfolios, analyzing patents, and advising on complex copyright questions.  Our transactional attorneys have substantial expertise in transactions where intellectual property is a key corporate asset.  Our litigators handle all facets of intellectual property litigation and are often hired as special appellate counsel in IP cases.  Additional information about our expertise in these areas is available at IP Litigation and IP Transactions on our website.

Morgan Chu, named one of the "Top Ten Trial Lawyers" in the nation by The National Law Journal, was also named "Top Intellectual Property Lawyer"  by Chambers and Partners. David Nimmer, the author of Nimmer on Copyright and an internationally recognized copyright expert, is of counsel at our firm and a frequent lecturer on copyright law.  Jane Shay Wald, named one of the Top 30 Intellectual Property Lawyers in California, heads our trademark practice group.  We have 21 lawyers who are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.