Our Intellectual Property and Innovation attorneys focus on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, related technology matters, and all aspects of innovation.
In the non-adversarial context, we assist clients with the strategic creation and use of intellectual property assets and portfolios to advance business objectives, including assisting with licensing, technology transfers, and the development and protection of all types of intellectual property. In the adversarial context, we assist clients in federal and state district court litigation, in appeals, and before the International Trade Commission. We regularly counsel and represent clients on issues of patent, trademark, and copyright infringement; acts of unfair competition; and theft of trade secrets. Many of the matters we handle have been valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
While intellectual property is usually a necessary part of innovation, our clients see innovation as a broader endeavor—one that requires merging creativity with business, legal, and technical acumen. Our attorneys take special interest in innovation and are uniquely positioned to assist our clients.
“Thompson & Knight did excellent work for us on a patent issue. They are timely and on top of all matters. I felt really comfortable knowing they were handling this matter for us.” – Client Comment, U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2019
Received a top national ranking for Intellectual Property Litigation in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2019
Recognized in the 2018 IAM Patent 1000 rankings among the top firms in Texas
Handled more than 400 Intellectual Property district court cases since 2000