Intellectual Property

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Thompson & Knight's Intellectual Property ("IP") Section is comprised of lawyers who focus on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, and related technology matters. In a non-adversarial context, our experience includes legal counseling, assisting clients with the strategic use of IP assets to advance business objectives, prosecution of patents, registration and prosecution of marks, licensing, technology transfers, and protection of trade secrets. Thompson & Knight's IP attorneys also regularly counsel and represent clients on issues of patent, trademark and copyright infringement, acts of unfair competition, and theft of trade secrets. The potential liability in these matters can range from a few hundred thousand to several hundred million dollars.

For the sixth consecutive year, Thompson & Knight received a top national ranking for Intellectual Property Litigation in the 2018 edition of "Best Law Firms," the preeminent listing of the nation's top legal practices from U.S. News - Best Lawyers®. The Firm is also ranked among the top 11 firms in Texas for Intellectual Property in Chambers USA 2017 by Chambers and Partners.  The group also was recognized in the 2017 IAM Patent 1000 rankings among the top firms in Texas.  The directory describes the Firm’s litigation team as having “a thorough grounding in a variety of technologies,” which enables them to “invariably find the most efficient path to victory.” Ranked among the top firms in Texas, World Trademark Review 1000 2017 described Thompson & Knight’s trademark group as having “extensive trademark know-how,” which WTR 1000 says “is supplemented by the firm’s deep understanding of advertising, social media, and antitrust issues.”