INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ANTITRUST

It is a reality of business today that information technology products and methods are developing faster than the laws regulating them, and that the drafters of the laws could not have anticipated the advent of such technology and its new form of “property.” We have defended, prosecuted, and counseled in “Kodak”-type aftermarket claims arising from matters such as restrictions over software code and the licensing and distribution of software. We have prosecuted and counseled in cases where Walker Process and sham patent litigation claims were asserted as the basis for stripping patentees of immunity from antitrust laws.

Open source software, software licensing negotiations, and technology transfer all come with the potential for legal disputes for information technology producers, vendors, and users. And because information technology is integral to businesses in virtually every industrial sector, it is important to work with a law firm that has insight into and understanding of those different sectors as well as IT issues. We assist a wide variety of clients in the development and implementation of IT and outsourcing initiatives. We have negotiated business and strategic collaborations such as joint ventures, outsourcing deals, co-development arrangements, and manufacturing and distribution agreements. Our intellectual property counseling and patent practice enables our clients to leverage their intellectual property, defend against the claims of others, and establish a competitive position. 

Counsel
Dallas

John is a commercial litigator who focuses on provider-side health care matters and all types of insurance coverage and indemnity litigation and counseling.

John is a commercial litigator who focuses on provider-side health care mat...

John Atkins
Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.

Jonathan's practice is focused on regulatory and litigation issues that affect domestic and international maritime and shipping matters, as well as international trade re...

Jonathan's practice is focused on regulatory and litigation issues that aff...

Jonathan Benner
Associate
St. Louis

Libby assists clients with a wide variety of business litigation matters.

Libby assists clients with a wide variety of business litigation matters.

Elizabeth Casale
Associate
Washington, D.C.

Christine advocates for clients in disputes against the federal government — in fraud investigations, challenging federal regulations, and administrative proceedings — an...

Christine advocates for clients in disputes against the federal government ...

Christine Couvillon
Partner
St. Louis

Matt serves as co-chair of our insurance practice group, guiding policyholders, insurers and insurance professionals on everything from policy placement through the litig...

Matt serves as co-chair of our insurance practice group, guiding policyhold...

Matt Darrough
Partner
Washington, D.C.

Warren focuses on federal regulation of business, both domestic and international, and represents several of the nation's largest transportation and energy interests befo...

Warren focuses on federal regulation of business, both domestic and interna...

Warren Dean, Jr.
Associate
St. Louis

Tom represents clients in complex commercial litigation including class actions, contract disputes, business torts, financial service matters, and antitrust issues.

Tom represents clients in complex commercial litigation including class act...

Thomas Groeller
Partner
St. Louis

Ron has advised middle market clients on privately negotiated acquisitions and dispositions of all kinds of businesses for over 35 years.

Ron has advised middle market clients on privately negotiated acquisitions ...

Ron Haglof
Partner
St. Louis

Ed is a veteran litigator and head of the Firm's Antitrust Practice Group.

Ed is a veteran litigator and head of the Firm's Antitrust Practice Group.

Ed Harvey
Partner
St. Louis

Dave represents and advises a host of major corporations in class action defense, complex business disputes, and state and local tax (SALT) controversy.

Dave represents and advises a host of major corporations in class action de...

Dave Mangian
Partner
Chicago

A former federal prosecutor, Renato is an accomplished trial attorney who represents a diverse group of clients in many types of complex high-stakes litigation, including...

A former federal prosecutor, Renato is an accomplished trial attorney who r...

Renato Mariotti
Partner
St. Louis

Alan represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property litigation, with a strong emphasis on patent litigation at both the trial and appellate court levels, and ...

Alan represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property litigation,...

Alan Norman
Associate
St. Louis

Patrick helps his clients through a range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, and venture capital transactions.

Patrick helps his clients through a range of corporate matters, including m...

Patrick Paterson
Partner
St. Louis

Greg counsels entrepreneurs, investment advisors and major institutional investors on a wide range of securities offerings and transactions while providing comprehensive ...

Greg counsels entrepreneurs, investment advisors and major institutional in...

Greg Patterson
Partner
St. Louis

Sharon develops and executes highly effective class action defense strategies for major companies across a variety of sectors, including transportation, telecommunication...

Sharon develops and executes highly effective class action defense strategi...

Sharon Rosenberg
Partner
Dallas

Mackenzie is an experienced trial attorney who represents health care entities and other businesses and directors in high-stakes litigation matters.

Mackenzie is an experienced trial attorney who represents health care entit...

Mackenzie Wallace
Partner
Dallas

Nicole is a highly experienced trial lawyer who represents clients in matters involving antitrust, advertising, fraud investigations and litigation, RICO and class action...

Nicole is a highly experienced trial lawyer who represents clients in matte...

Nicole Williams