Intellectual Property

Hagens Berman brings a unique approach to its intellectual property practice, leaning on the same core values that have brought us tremendous success in litigating against major companies for classes of plaintiffs – we fight for the underdog.

Our skilled team of IP attorneys brings years of expertise in a diverse range of fields and technologies to help our clients. Hagens Berman's intellectual property team represents intellectual property owners and exclusive licensees against corporate America in high stakes litigation. We specialize in complex cases with significant damages. Our clients include inventors, universities and companies with valuable intellectual property rights in a wide range of technologies and industries.

Hagens Berman's IP practice is the best option for individual inventors, small companies and non-practicing entities with infringement claims. Here's why:

No Cost to You Until We Win

We offer contingent 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 of your case.

Solely Focused on Plaintiffs

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 are often impeded by a time-consuming process to eliminate conflicts-of-interest.

Deep Legal Bench Allows Us to Take on Corporate Giants

Our deep legal bench gives us the resources to litigate intellectual property lawsuits against large corporate infringers. We have patent lawsuits on file in numerous jurisdictions against some of the largest technology giants in the world, including Oracle, Apple, Nintendo, Salesforce, LG and Samsung. Our clients include universities, small companies and individual inventors.

Intellectual Property Cases and Investigations:

Angry Birds 08/04/14 Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Settled
Bombardier Recreational Products 10/16/14 Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation Jury Verdict Issued
EA/Madden NFL Video Game Development 03/30/11 Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment, Sports Litigation Settled
Jim Brown Publicity Rights 08/30/13 Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Active
LG Electronics 07/20/12 Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation Settled
Samsung 06/22/12 Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation Settled
Nintendo Wii 12/01/11 Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation Settled
MOVA Contour IP Theft 07/17/17 Intellectual Property Active

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Why Select Hagens Berman?

Selecting an intellectual property attorney will have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.
When searching for an intellectual property attorney to represent you,
you want a firm with a record of success at the top of the profession.

Stellar Reputation

Stellar Reputation

Hagens Berman fights with the creativity and tenacity to continue to raise the bar and take on every case with the goal of achieving the best outcome for the largest group of individuals.

No Cost to You Until We Win

No Cost to You Until We Win

We operate on a contingency fee basis. Those we represent pay nothing unless we win. Attorney fees are paid based on an industry percentage, allowing plaintiffs to reap the rewards.



Our focus on plaintiffs enables us to move more quickly than other firms in reviewing claims and litigating an IP case. Other IP litigation firms are impeded by a tedious process to eliminate conflicts-of-interest.



At the basis of what motivates Hagens Berman is our mission for corporate reform. Through our work, we continue to uphold and fight for the rights of those most vulnerable to wrongdoing.

Intellectual Property Blog Posts:

MVP: Hagens Berman's Steve Berman

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP's Steve Berman has had a stellar year, settling multiple class actions against big entities like the NCAA and U.S. Soccer and litigating suits against... more »

Written December 13, 2017 General

The CFPB Does Its Job. Will Congress Let It Stand?

It is 775 pages long. I have not read all of it. But I know this: it is a great win for consumers. more »

Written July 25, 2017 General

Law360: Medical Supply Company Collars $1.2M Patent Judgment

Laerdal Medical Corp. won a nearly $1.2 million judgment against Basic Medical Supply LLC, a competitor that was found liable for infringing Laerdal's patents for a cervical collar,... more »

Written November 16, 2016 Intellectual Property

NDCA Names New Lawyer Representatives, Including Hagens Berman's Peter...

From the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California: The Court is pleased to announce the selection of six new Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council.... more »

Written November 03, 2016 Investor Fraud, General

"Class counsel has consistently
demonstrated extraordinary skill and effort."

— U.S. District Judge James Selna, Central District of California

In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing

"...the track record of Hagens Berman['s] Steve Berman is...impressive, having racked...a $1.6 billion settlement in the Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation and a substantial number of really outstanding big-ticket results."

— Milton I. Shadur, Senior U.S. District Judge

Naming Hagens Berman Interim Class Counsel in Stericycle Pricing MDL

Hagens Berman has been featured
on the Plaintiffs' Hot List eight times

— The National Law Journal

The NLJ's List of the Year's Hottest Firms

The firm's "innovative approaches to litigation
have earned significant recognition"

— The Law Business Insider

"[A] clear choice emerges.
That choice is the Hagens Berman firm."

— United States District Court for the Northern District of California

In re Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation (appointing the firm lead counsel)

Recent Recognition:

Hagens Berman is a plaintiffs’ class-action law firm that helps victims of auto accidents, sports injuries, defective products, dangerous drugs and business fraud pursue their legal rights. We take on large corporations for negligence and fraud, and hold them accountable.
Our attorneys are champions of consumer rights. The size or clout of the corporations we pursue is never a deterrent to our pursuit for justice. Over the years, we have built the resources we need to thoroughly investigate these personal injury and product defect cases, and achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. Our work is consistently recognized for industry excellence.

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