Intellectual Property

Hagens Berman’s intellectual property practice is focused on serving plaintiffs in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation. We believe that our IP practice is a superior option for non-practicing entities, small companies and individual inventors with infringement claims for several reasons.

First, our focus on plaintiffs enables us to move more quickly than other firms in reviewing claims and beginning litigation in an intellectual property case. Other IP litigation law firms with a wider practice including defense work, consulting and plaintiff work are often stymied by a thorough and time-consuming process to eliminate potential conflicts-of-interest.

At the same time, our deep legal bench gives us the resources to litigate intellectual property lawsuits against large corporate infringers. We have patent lawsuits on file in a number of jurisdictions against some of the largest tech giants in the world, including Canon, Oracle, Apple and Samsung. Our clients include universities and inventors. We are David and the defendants are Goliath.

Lastly, we offer contingency fee arrangements that give us the incentive to produce results for our clients. Under these fee arrangements, we do not collect fees unless we win a monetary recovery in the form of a verdict or settlement.

Our intellectual property web site is located at

Intellectual Property Cases

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Case Date Status Court
Jim Brown Publicity Rights Nov 18, 2013 Active Superior Court of California Nov 15, 2013 Active U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
NFL Films Aug 20, 2013 To Be Refiled U.S. District Court, New Jersey
Juniper Networks, Inc. Apr 8, 2013 Active U.S. District Court, Northern California
Oracle Oct 31, 2012 Active U.S. District Court, California, CA
Canon Sep 21, 2012 Active U.S. District Court, Southern New York
LG Electronics Jul 20, 2012 Active U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
Samsung Jun 22, 2012 Active U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
Apple Apr 19, 2012 Active U.S. District Court, California, CA
Nintendo Wii Dec 1, 2011 Active U.S. District Court, District of Northern California
Green Dot Oct 7, 2011 Active U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
University of Utah - RNAi Case Mar 22, 2011 Active U.S. District Court, Massachusetts

'Date' refers to the date of a settlement, the date an investigation started, or the date a case was filed.