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Gibson Dunn Promotes 37 Lawyers to Partnership

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has elected 37 lawyers to its partnership, effective January 1, 2023.

Press Releases | November 15, 2022

Gibson Dunn Recognized in IAM Patent 2022

Gibson Dunn was recognized by IAM Patent 2022 among the top patent practices nationally and in California, New York, Texas and Washington, D.C.

Firm News | October 18, 2022

Gibson Dunn Named Among Top Law Firms in Germany 2022/2023

German publication Kanzleimonitor 2022/2023 listed Gibson Dunn among the top 50 law firms in Germany and among the top law firms by range of service, recommended by in-house lawyers, and ranked Munich partner Ferdinand Fromholzer among the top 100 lawyers in Germany.

Firm News | October 7, 2022

Expert Guides Best of the Best United States 2022 Recognizes Ten Gibson Dunn Partners

Euromoney’s Expert Guides has named ten Gibson Dunn partners to its 2022 edition of the Best of the Best United States Guide, which recognizes the top 30 legal practitioners in the country across 15 areas of law.

Firm News | October 7, 2022

Benchmark Litigation US 2023 Gives Top Marks to Gibson Dunn

Benchmark Litigation US recognized Gibson Dunn in eight national litigation practice areas in its 2023 edition and named 69 partners as Litigation Stars and Future Stars across the U.S.

Firm News | October 6, 2022

Four Who’s Who Legal 2022 Guides Recognize Three Gibson Dunn Partners

Three Gibson Dunn partners were recognized in their respective practice areas in Who’s Who Legal 2022.

Firm News | August 3, 2022

Gibson Dunn Recognized in 2022 Managing IP Handbook

The 2022 edition of Managing IP Handbook recognized Gibson Dunn among the top Patent Contentious firms and leading IP Transactions firms in the United States, and additionally recognized the firm’s California, New York, and Texas practices for their Patent Contentious work.

Firm News | August 3, 2022

Webcast: Supreme Court Roundup: 2020-2021 Terms

The webcast provides analysis of the significant and high-profile cases before the Supreme Court this Term, including those affecting the business community.

Webcasts | January 13, 2022

New District Court Decision Provides Useful Guidance on Application of Trademark Law to Virtual Goods

A decision issued on May 18, 2022 by U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Southern District of New York may provide valuable insight into how courts will consider trademark claims regarding NFTs.

Client Alert | May 20, 2022

Wayne Barsky Named 2022 Top Intellectual Property Lawyer

The Daily Journal named Century City partner Wayne Barsky among its 2022 Top Intellectual Property Lawyers.

Firm News | April 21, 2022

Gibson Dunn Adds Intellectual Property Partner Charlotte Jacobsen in New York

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Charlotte Jacobsen will join the firm’s New York office as a partner in its Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Press Releases | April 11, 2022

Gibson Dunn Wins Impact Case Award in Managing IP Americas Awards 2022

Managing IP recognized Gibson Dunn with an Impact Case award at its Americas Awards 2022 for United States v Arthrex - in which Gibson Dunn represented Athrex.

Firm News | April 8, 2022

Gibson Dunn and Howard Hogan Named to World Trademark Review 1000 2022 Edition for Enforcement and Litigation

Gibson Dunn and Washington, D.C. partner Howard Hogan were named to the World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2022 edition for Enforcement and Litigation in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Firm News | March 3, 2022

Supreme Court Holds That A Mistake Of Law Can Excuse An Inaccurate Copyright Registration

On February 24, 2022, the Supreme Court held 6-3 that a copyright holder can file a copyright infringement suit even if its copyright registration application included inaccurate information that was the result of an innocent mistake of fact or law.

Client Alert | February 24, 2022

2020/2021 Federal Circuit Year in Review

We are pleased to present Gibson Dunn’s ninth “Federal Circuit Year In Review,” providing a statistical overview and substantive summaries of the 76 precedential patent opinions issued by the Federal Circuit between August 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021. 

Client Alert | January 27, 2022

Gibson Dunn Named Labor & Employment Litigation Department of the Year and a Finalist for Litigation Department of the Year; and Josh Krevitt Named Litigator of the Year

At its annual awards, The American Lawyer named Gibson Dunn the Labor & Employment Litigation Department of the Year, noting, “with novel labor and employment issues swirling, Gibson Dunn’s litigators set standards and settle the law,” and that a case “typical for Gibson Dunn’s labor and employment team” is “high-profile,” “cutting-edge,” and “a victory.”

Firm News | December 6, 2021

Benchmark Litigation US 2022 Gives Top Marks to Gibson Dunn

Benchmark Litigation US recognized Gibson Dunn in eight national litigation practice areas in its 2022 edition and named 79 partners as Litigation Stars and Future Stars across the U.S.

Firm News | October 13, 2021

Gibson Dunn Recognized in 2021 Managing IP Handbook

The 2021 edition of Managing IP Handbook recognized Gibson Dunn among the top Patent Contentious firms in the United States, and additionally recognized the firm’s California, New York, and Texas practices for their Patent Contentious work.

Firm News | October 13, 2021

Seventeen Gibson Dunn Partners Recognized in Expert Guides’ Women in Business Law

Expert Guides has named 17 Gibson Dunn partners to its 2021 Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law, which recognizes top female legal practitioners advising on business law.

Firm News | October 7, 2021

Second Circuit Issues Important Ruling Concerning Authors’ Termination Rights Under The Copyright Act

In Horror Inc. v. Miller, the Second Circuit affirmed that Victor Miller had successfully reclaimed his rights in the screenplay for Friday the 13th by invoking the Copyright Act’s termination provisions, notwithstanding his assignment of those rights to a film production company in 1980.  The Court reached that conclusion after finding that Miller’s assignment was made as an independent contractor, rather than as an employee.

Client Alert | October 5, 2021

Webcast: Economic Espionage and Intellectual Property Theft: Trends and Developments with Threats and Enforcement

In this webcast, an experienced team of national security, cyber-crime, and litigation practitioners at Gibson Dunn will share their experiences in investigating and defending companies that fall victim to theft of their trade secrets, and highlight a number of notable recent criminal prosecutions under the Economic Espionage Act and related statutes.

Webcasts | September 23, 2021

Gibson Dunn Named Patent Litigation Firm of the Year by LMG Life Sciences

LMG Life Sciences named Gibson Dunn as the “General Patent Litigation Firm of the Year” at its annual awards ceremony.  In addition, three Gibson Dunn partners were named Litigator of the Year in their respective practices.

Firm News | September 23, 2021

Federal Circuit Update (August 2021)

This edition of Gibson Dunn’s Federal Circuit Update summarizes new petitions for certiorari in cases originating in the Federal Circuit concerning the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s NHK-Fintiv Rule.  This Update also discusses recent Federal Circuit decisions.  Notably, starting with the September 2021 court sitting, the court has now resumed in-person arguments.

Client Alert | September 8, 2021

10 Gibson Dunn Partners Named Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers® named 10 Gibson Dunn partners as the 2022 Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas and cities: Theodore Boutrous, Jr.

Firm News | August 19, 2021

Who’s Who Legal 2021 Recognizes Gibson Dunn Partners in Asset Recovery, Capital Markets and IP

Four Gibson Dunn partners were recognized by Who’s Who Legal in their respective fields. Who’s Who Legal Asset Recovery 2021 recommended Dubai partner Graham Lovett.

Firm News | August 13, 2021

Alice at Six: Patent Eligibility Comes of Age

Washington, D.C. partner Mark Perry and San Francisco associate Jaysen Chung are the authors of "Alice at Six: Patent Eligibility Comes of Age," [PDF] published by the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property on August 2, 2021.

Article | August 4, 2021

Federal Circuit Update (July 2021)

This edition of Gibson Dunn’s Federal Circuit Update discusses recent Federal Circuit decisions concerning pleading requirements, obviousness, and more Western District of Texas venue issues.  Also this month, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Tiffany P. Cunningham to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit and Federal Circuit Judge Kathleen O’Malley announced her retirement.

Client Alert | August 2, 2021

Federal Circuit Update (June 2021)

Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss developments at the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for June 2021, including the Supreme Court’s decisions in Arthrex and Minerva Surgical.

Client Alert | July 6, 2021

Jane Love Named Among Top Women in IP 2021

New York partner Jane Love was named to Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP 2021, which recognizes the “senior female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year.” The list was published July 1, 2021.

Firm News | July 1, 2021

Supreme Court Upholds, But Limits, The Doctrine Of Patent Assignor Estoppel

Today, the Supreme Court upheld the doctrine of assignor estoppel in patent cases, concluding in a 5-4 decision that a patent assignor cannot, with certain exceptions, subsequently challenge the patent’s validity.

Client Alert | June 29, 2021

Third Circuit Court of Appeals Addresses Federal Trade Secret Standards

On June 8, 2021, in Oakwood Laboratories LLC v. Thanoo, the Third Circuit “endeavored to clarify the requirements for pleading a trade secret misappropriation claim under the Defend Trade Secrets Act” (DTSA).

Client Alert | June 24, 2021

Supreme Court Holds That The Constitution Requires Administrative Review of PTAB Decisions

On June 21, 2021, the Supreme Court held 5-4 that the absence of Executive Branch review of decisions rendered by Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) violates the Appointments Clause, and that the proper remedy is to sever a statutory provision so that the Director of the Patent and Trademark Office may review PTAB decisions.

Client Alert | June 21, 2021

Second Circuit Issues Important Ruling on Trademark Settlements and Antitrust/IP Interface

On June 11, 2021, the Second Circuit issued its decision in 1-800 Contacts, Inc. v. FTC, an appeal of an administrative litigation brought by the Federal Trade Commission against 1-800 Contacts.  The decision—which rejected the FTC’s claim that several trademark settlements by 1-800 Contacts violated the antitrust laws —found that the trademark settlement agreements at issue were “typical” and procompetitive, and provides crucial guidance for parties considering settling trademark disputes.

Client Alert | June 14, 2021

How Trade Dress Law Has Evolved During COVID

Washington, D.C. partner Howard Hogan and New York associate Laura Mumm are the authors of "How Trade Dress Law Has Evolved During COVID," [PDF] published by Law360 on June 11, 2021.

Article | June 14, 2021

Federal Circuit Update (May 2021)

Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss developments at the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for May 2021.

Client Alert | June 8, 2021

Gibson Dunn Recognized in IAM Patent 2021

Gibson Dunn was recognized by IAM Patent 2021 among the top patent practices nationally and in California, New York, Texas and Washington, D.C. The guide additionally named 15 Gibson Dunn partners to its list of the “world’s leading patent professionals”: Dallas partner Mark Reiter, Los Angeles partners Wayne Barsky and Jason Lo, New York partners Benjamin Hershkowitz, Josh Krevitt, Jane Love, Brian Rosenthal, Daniel Thomasch and Robert Trenchard, Orange County partners Kenneth Parker and William Rooklidge, Palo Alto partner Carrie LeRoy, San Francisco partner Karen Spindler, and Washington D.C. partners Brian Buroker and Mark Perry.

Firm News | June 1, 2021

Courts Are Aligning Patent Fraud, Inequitable Conduct Claims

Orange County of counsel Anne Brody is the co-author of "Courts Are Aligning Patent Fraud, Inequitable Conduct Claims," [PDF] published by Law360 on May 18, 2021.

Article | May 19, 2021

Wayne Barsky Named 2021 Top Intellectual Property Lawyer

The Daily Journal named Century City partner Wayne Barsky among its 2021 Top Intellectual Property Lawyers. His profile was published on April 21, 2021.

Firm News | April 21, 2021

Federal Circuit Update (March 2021)

Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss developments at the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for March 2021.

Client Alert | April 5, 2021

Supreme Court Holds That Google’s Use Of Oracle’s Java Software Interface Is Fair Use

On April 5, 2021, the Supreme Court held 6-2 that Google’s use of the Java interface in the Android platform falls within the fair use doctrine. 

Client Alert | April 5, 2021

Federal Circuit Update (February 2021)

Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss developments at the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for February 2021.

Client Alert | March 3, 2021

Josh Krevitt and Stuart Rosenberg Named Litigators of the Week

The Am Law Litigation Daily named New York partner Josh Krevitt and Palo Alto partner Stuart Rosenberg as its Litigators of the Week for scoring a complete victory for Fitbit in a high-profile, high-stakes patent case  against Fitbit at the U.S. the International Trade Commission.

Firm News | February 17, 2021

Gibson Dunn, Howard Hogan and Kenneth Parker Named to World Trademark Review 1000 2021 Edition for Enforcement and Litigation

Gibson Dunn, Orange County partner Kenneth Parker and Washington, D.C. partner Howard Hogan were named to the World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2021 edition for Enforcement and Litigation in the Washington, D.C. metro area and California metro area.

Firm News | February 17, 2021

ITC Section 337 Patent Investigations: Overview

Palo Alto partner Mark Lyon is the co-author of "ITC Section 337 Patent Investigations: Overview," [PDF] published by Thomson Reuters Practical Law in February 2021.

Publications | February 10, 2021

Federal Circuit Update (January 2021)

This edition of Gibson Dunn’s Federal Circuit Update summarizes the three pending Supreme Court cases originating in the Federal Circuit and key filings for certiorari review. We address the Federal Circuit’s updates to its Oral Argument Guide and its new procedures for handling highly sensitive information.  And we discuss other recent Federal Circuit decisions concerning the validity of assignment agreements, motions to transfer from the Western District of Texas, waiver, forfeiture, and venue for ANDA cases.

Client Alert | February 1, 2021

Update on Intellectual Property Issues in the Response to COVID-19

Gibson Dunn lawyers report on recent intellectual property law developments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic as of January 2021, and provides updates on various developments covered in previous alerts.

Client Alert | January 8, 2021

2019/2020 Federal Circuit Year in Review

We are pleased to present Gibson Dunn’s eighth “Federal Circuit Year In Review,” providing a statistical overview and substantive summaries of the 130 precedential patent opinions issued by the Federal Circuit between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020.

Client Alert | January 11, 2021

COVID-19 Relief Bill Creates New Small Claims Copyright Board, Stronger Criminal Penalties for Illicit Streaming

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the bipartisan COVID-19 relief and government funding bill, which incorporated the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2020. Known as the CASE Act, it contains various revisions to the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §§ 101 et seq., with the goal of creating a new avenue for copyright owners to enforce their rights without having to file a lawsuit in federal court.

Client Alert | December 28, 2020

New Law Creates Procedural Tools to Challenge Fraudulent Trademark Filings and Formalizes Presumption of Irreparable Injury for Trademark Violations

On December 22, 2020, Congress passed the content of a pending bill, H.R. 6196, the “Trademark Modernization Act of 2020,” as part of its year-end virus relief and spending package. Among other things, the Act seeks to create more efficient processes to challenge registrations that are not being used in commerce, including by establishing new ex parte proceedings. The Act also seeks to unify the standard for irreparable harm with respect to injunctions in trademark cases, in light of inconsistencies that have emerged across federal courts after the Supreme Court’s decision in eBay v. MercExchange, LLC, 547 U.S. 388 (2006).

Client Alert | December 22, 2020

Gibson Dunn Named Among Top 50 Law Firms in Germany

German publication Kanzleimonitor 2020/2021 listed Gibson Dunn among the top 50 law firms in Germany recommended by in-house lawyers. In the categories of Stock Corporation and Corporate Governance Law, Munich partner Ferdinand Fromholzer was one of two most recommended lawyers, Munich of counsel Silke Beiter was frequently recommended, and the firm was ranked among the top 10 in Germany.

Firm News | November 5, 2020

Benchmark Litigation US 2021 Gives Top Marks to Gibson Dunn

Benchmark Litigation US recognized Gibson Dunn in eight national litigation practice areas in its 2021 edition and named 66 partners as Litigation Stars and Future Stars across the U.S.

Firm News | October 16, 2020

Where Does Judge Barrett Fall on IP Issues?

Washington, D.C. partners Howard Hogan and Lucas Townsend and associate Max Schulman are the authors of "Where Does Judge Barrett Fall on IP Issues?" [PDF], published by Bloomberg Law on September 30, 2020.

Publications | October 6, 2020

LMG Life Sciences Awards 2020 Names a Gibson Dunn Win an Impact Case of the Year

LMG Life Sciences named the firm's win in Mayne Pharma v. Merck Sharpe & Dohme as a Patent Impact Case of the Year. LMG Life Sciences announced the award at its annual awards presentation on September 23, 2020.

Firm News | September 30, 2020

13 Gibson Dunn Partners Named Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers® named 13 Gibson Dunn partners as the 2021 Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas and cities: Frederick Brown – San Francisco – Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year, Jessica Brown – Denver – Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year, Christopher Dillon – San Jose – Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year, Baruch Fellner – Washington, D.C. – Litigation – Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year, Stewart McDowell – San Francisco – Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year, Peter Modlin – San Francisco – Litigation – Environmental Lawyer of the Year, Kenneth Parker – Orange County – Litigation – Patent Lawyer of the Year, Doug Rayburn – Dallas – Securities/Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year, Douglas Smith – San Francisco –

Firm News | August 20, 2020

Don’t Count On PREP Act To Defend Pandemic IP Infringement

New York partners Joseph Evall and Richard Mark and associate Amanda First are the authors of "Don't Count On PREP Act To Defend Pandemic IP Infringement," [PDF] published on July 2, 2020.

Publications | July 2, 2020

Supreme Court Holds That Adding “.com” To A Generic Term Can Create A Protectable Trademark

On June 30, 2020, the Supreme Court held 8-1 that under the Lanham Act, the combination of an otherwise generic term and a top-level Internet domain (such as “.com”) can create a protectable mark if consumers recognize the mark as a brand name. 

Client Alert | June 30, 2020

Update on Intellectual Property-Related Issues in the Response to COVID-19

This Alert reports on recent intellectual property law developments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, as of June 26, 2020.

Client Alert | June 26, 2020

Gibson Dunn Recognized in IAM Patent 2020

Gibson Dunn was recognized by IAM Patent 2020 among the top patent practices nationally and in California, New York, Texas and Washington, D.C. The guide additionally named 15 Gibson Dunn partners to its list of the “world's leading patent professionals": Dallas partners Tracey Davies and Mark Reiter, Los Angeles partners Wayne Barsky and Jason Lo, New York partners Benjamin Hershkowitz, Josh Krevitt, Jane Love, Brian Rosenthal, Daniel Thomasch and Robert Trenchard, Orange County partner William Rooklidge, Palo Alto partner Carrie LeRoy, San Francisco partner Karen Spindler, and Washington D.C. partners Brian Buroker and Mark Perry.

Firm News | June 17, 2020

Update on Intellectual Property-Related Issues in the Response to COVID-19

This Alert reports on recent intellectual property law developments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. First, we describe new initiatives launched by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) and the United States Department of Energy (“DOE”) compiling helpful information for intellectual property stakeholders seeking to combat the pandemic.

Client Alert | June 12, 2020

Update on Intellectual Property-Related Issues in the Response to COVID-19

Gibson Dunn lawyers report on recent intellectual property law developments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, as of May 28, 2020.

Client Alert | May 28, 2020

U.S. Copyright Office Releases Report on Recommended Changes to Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

On May 21, 2020, the U.S. Copyright Office (the “Office”) released a nearly 200-page report (the “Report”)[1] suggesting changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) (“DMCA”), which governs how online service providers (OSPs) police potential online copyright infringement. The report was the result of a multi-year study of the DMCA—the first comprehensive study by the Office on the DMCA’s operation—and was prepared to analyze whether the DMCA’s safe harbor provisions are successfully balancing the needs of OSPs and copyright holders, “particularly in light of the enormous changes that the internet has undergone in the last twenty-plus years.”[2]

Client Alert | May 22, 2020

Update on Intellectual Property-Related Issues in the Response to COVID-19

Gibson Dunn reports on the steady pace of patent litigation and patent review filings during the COVID-19 pandemic, and notes that some aspects of ongoing patent litigation are also proceeding as usual. 

Client Alert | May 13, 2020

Supreme Court Holds That Copyright Protection Does Not Extend To Annotations Accompanying Statutory Text

On April 27, 2020, a divided Supreme Court held in Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc. that Copyright protection does not extend to the annotations contained in Georgia’s official annotated code. The “government edicts” doctrine, the Court held, puts Georgia’s annotations outside the reach of copyright protection because they are created by an arm of the Georgia legislature acting in the course of its legislative duties.

Client Alert | May 7, 2020

Federal Circuit Update (May 2020)

This edition of Gibson Dunn’s Federal Circuit Update summarizes the three Supreme Court decisions in cases originating in the Federal Circuit decided in April and key filings for certiorari review, as well as other developments from the court.

Client Alert | May 6, 2020

Update on Intellectual Property-Related Issues in the Responses to COVID-19

Institutions around the world continue to grapple with the intellectual property implications associated with their efforts to facilitate the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of COVID-19.

Client Alert | April 28, 2020

Supreme Court Holds That Courts Can Order Trademark Infringers To Disgorge Profits Without Proof Of Willful Infringement

On April 23, 2020, the Supreme Court unanimously held that under the Lanham Act, proof of willful trademark infringement is not a precondition to a mark holder’s recovery of the infringer’s profits. 

Client Alert | April 23, 2020

Supreme Court Holds That PTAB’s Timeliness Decisions For Instituting Inter Partes Review Are Not Judicially Reviewable

On April 20, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court held 7-2 that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision whether a petition for inter partes review is time-barred is not judicially reviewable. 

Client Alert | April 20, 2020

Recent Trends Involving Intellectual Property Rights in the Responses to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, organizations around the world are grappling with the intellectual property implications associated with encouraging the rapid distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the development of COVID-19 pharmaceutical treatments to help fight the virus. 

Client Alert | April 14, 2020

Some Protection from Patent Infringement Suits Is Available to Those Who Make and Provide Personal Protective Equipment and Ventilators in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

Many companies have retooled (or are considering retooling) their businesses to meet the rising demand for personal protective equipment (“PPE”), ventilators, and other products or services to address the COVID-19 pandemic.  Moreover, on April 2, 2020, the President ordered the Department of Health and Human Services to use its authority under the Defense Production Act (“DPA”) of 1950, as amended, 50 U.S.C. §§ 4501 et seq., to facilitate the supply of materials for the production of ventilators by several companies operating in the United States.

Client Alert | April 8, 2020

Gibson Dunn Wins Two Awards in Managing IP Americas Awards 2020

Managing IP recognized Gibson Dunn at its Americas Awards 2020 with two awards. The firm was selected as the United States Patent Contentious Firm of the Year.

Firm News | March 26, 2020

Jason Lo Named 2020 Top Intellectual Property Lawyer

The Daily Journal named Los Angeles partner Jason Lo among its 2020 Top Intellectual Property Lawyers. His profile was published on March 18, 2020. Jason Lo practices intellectual property law, with a focus on patent and trade secrets litigation.

Firm News | March 18, 2020

Gibson Dunn Earns 155 Rankings from Chambers Global 2020

In the 2020 edition of Chambers Global, Gibson Dunn earned 155 total rankings – 56 firm practice group rankings and 99 individual rankings. The firm and its lawyers were recognized globally and in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Middle East regions, with additional recognitions in Belgium, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Firm News | March 5, 2020

Gibson Dunn and Howard Hogan Named to World Trademark Review 1000 2020 edition for Enforcement and Litigation

Gibson Dunn and partner Howard Hogan were both named to the World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2020 edition for Enforcement and Litigation in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Firm News | February 13, 2020

European Court of Justice Adopts Strict Standard for Reverse Payment Settlements

In its judgment of 30 January, 2020, the European Court of Justice adopted a very strict standard for the assessment of settlement agreements entered into between originator and generic pharmaceutical suppliers. The ruling threatens to limit the ability of the settling parties to defend such settlements by relying on the strength of the underlying patents and illustrates a very sceptical attitude towards reverse-payment settlements.

Client Alert | January 31, 2020

2019 Year-End German Law Update

Gibson Dunn lawyers in Frankfurt and Munich provide a recap of developments in German law across numerous areas during 2019.

Client Alert | January 10, 2020

Two Gibson Dunn Cases Named Among the Top 10 Copyright Rulings of 2019

Two Gibson Dunn wins – for Jerry Seinfeld in Charles v. Seinfeld et al. and for Rimini Street in Rimini Street Inc. et al. v. Oracle USA Inc. – were named among Law360’s “Top 10 Copyright Rulings of 2019.” Gibson Dunn’s win for HPE in Oracle America Inc.

Firm News | December 23, 2019

2018/2019 Federal Circuit Year in Review

Gibson Dunn’s seventh “Federal Circuit Year In Review,” provides a statistical overview and substantive summaries of the 115 precedential patent opinions issued by the Federal Circuit over the 2018-2019 year.

Client Alert | December 19, 2019

California Legislation Increases Antitrust Scrutiny of Patent Settlements between Branded and Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

On October 7, 2019, California enacted Assembly Bill 824 (AB 824)[1] in an effort to increase antitrust scrutiny of patent settlement agreements between branded and generic pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Client Alert | December 11, 2019

Supreme Court Holds That The PTO’s Recovery Of “Expenses” Under The Patent Act Does Not Include Attorney’s Fees

On December 11, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that a provision in the Patent Act requiring the Patent and Trademark Office to recover all “expenses” from a patent applicant who challenges the denial of a patent application does not permit the recovery of attorney’s fees.

Client Alert | December 11, 2019

Appointment of Administrative Patent Judges Held Unconstitutional

On October 31, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that the statutory scheme of appointing Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) violates the Appointments Clause of the United States Constitution.

Client Alert | November 5, 2019

Federal Circuit Update (November 2019)

This edition of Gibson Dunn’s Federal Circuit Update first summarizes the Federal Circuit’s far-reaching decision in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., and reviews pending petitions for certiorari to the Supreme Court in cases appealed from the Federal Circuit, as well as recent filings for en banc review.

Client Alert | November 4, 2019

USPTO Requests Public Comments on Patenting Artificial Intelligence Inventions

Following up on the release of eligibility guidelines for AI-related inventions earlier this year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published on August 27, 2019, a request for public comments on a series of patent-related issues regarding AI inventions.

Client Alert | August 28, 2019

12 Gibson Dunn Partners Named Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers® named 12 Gibson Dunn partners as the 2020 Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas and cities: Rachel Brass – San Francisco – Litigation – Antitrust Lawyer of the Year, Miguel Estrada – Washington, D.C. – Litigation – Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year, Sean Feller – Los Angeles Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year, Douglas Fuchs – Los Angeles Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Lawyer of the Year, Ronald Mueller – Washington, D.C. Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year, Douglas Rayburn – Dallas Securities Regulation Lawyer of the Year, Brian Robison – Dallas Antitrust Law Lawyer of the Year, Eugene Scalia – Washington, D.C. Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year, Jesse Shapiro –

Firm News | August 19, 2019

Gibson Dunn Lawyers Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America® 2020

The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 has recognized 158 Gibson Dunn attorneys in 54 practice areas. Additionally, 48 lawyers were recognized in Best Lawyers International in Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.

Firm News | August 15, 2019

Federal Circuit Update (August 2019)

This edition of Gibson Dunn’s Federal Circuit Update summarizes the Supreme Court’s summer 2019 decisions in cases appealed from the Federal Circuit as well as key filings for certiorari or en banc review. Recent Federal Circuit news, decisions and practice changes are also noted.

Client Alert | August 13, 2019

Best Lawyers in France 2020 Recognizes 16 Gibson Dunn Attorneys

Best Lawyers in France 2020 has recognized 16 Gibson Dunn attorneys as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas: Ahmed Baladi – Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Privacy and Data Security Law and Telecommunications Law; Nicolas Baverez – Administrative Law, Public Law and Regulatory Practice; Maïwenn Béas – Public Law; Amanda Bevan-de Bernède – Banking and Finance Law and Investment; Eric Bouffard – International Arbitration; Bertrand Delaunay – Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Private Equity Law; Jérôme Delaurière – Tax Law; Jean-Pierre Farges – Arbitration and Mediation, Banking and Finance Law, Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation; Pierre-Emmanuel Fender - Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Benoît Fleury – Corporate Law

Firm News | July 1, 2019

Supreme Court Holds That A Federal Ban on “Immoral or Scandalous” Trademarks Violates the First Amendment

On June 24, 2019, the Supreme Court held 6-3 that the Lanham Act’s prohibition on the registration of “Immoral or Scandalous” trademarks infringes the First Amendment.

Client Alert | June 24, 2019

Supreme Court Rules That Trademark Licensee Retains License Rights Following Rejection in Bankruptcy

On May 20, 2019, the Supreme Court held in Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, that a chapter 11 debtor-licensor’s rejection of a trademark license agreement under section 365(a) of the Bankruptcy Code does not terminate the license granted in the agreement.

Client Alert | May 24, 2019

Gibson Dunn Recognized in 2019 Managing IP Handbook

The 2019 edition of Managing IP Handbook recognized Gibson Dunn among the top International Trade Commission (ITC) Litigation and Patent Contentious firms in the United States, and additionally recognized the firm’s California and New York practices for their Patent Contentious work.

Firm News | May 21, 2019

Federal Circuit Update (May 2019)

This edition of Gibson Dunn’s Federal Circuit Update summarizes key filings for certiorari or en banc review, as well as additional new Federal Circuit processes to address scheduling conflicts, for the period February through April 2019.

Client Alert | May 13, 2019

Wayne Barsky Named a Top Intellectual Property Lawyer of 2019

The Daily Journal named Century City partner Wayne Barsky to its list of the Top Intellectual Property Lawyers of 2019. Barsky was recognized for “patent litigation in the life science, pharmaceutical and medical device industries, representing high-profile clients in federal courts and before the U.S.

Firm News | April 17, 2019

Supreme Court Holds Recovery Of “Full Costs” Under Copyright Act Is Limited To Those Costs Enumerated In The General Costs Statute

On March 4, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that a provision in the Copyright Act authorizing a prevailing party to recover “full costs” entitles that party to recover only those categories of costs enumerated in 28 U.S.C. §§ 1821 and 1920, and not all litigation expenses.

Client Alert | March 4, 2019

Supreme Court Holds That Copyright Owners May Not Sue For Infringement Until Copyright Office Processes Registration

On March 4, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court held 9-0 that the Copyright Act requires copyright owners to wait until the Copyright Office has approved or denied an application for registration before bringing an infringement action.

Client Alert | March 4, 2019

Media, Entertainment and Technology Group Outlook and Review – 2019

With an active end to 2018 and a quick start to 2019, we have had no shortage of material to report on for our semi-annual Media, Entertainment & Technology Practice Group Update.

Client Alert | February 21, 2019

WTR1000 Recognizes Gibson Dunn’s Trademark Work

The 2019 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 recognized Gibson Dunn’s work in the area of trademarks, noting that the firm “utilises its resources across the country to encourage IP knowledge flow.” Washington, D.C. partner Howard Hogan is also recognized as “a force to be reckoned with, combining top-flight skills with innovative thinking.” The WTR1000 was published in February 2019.

Firm News | February 7, 2019

Federal Circuit Update (January 2019)

This edition of Gibson Dunn’s Federal Circuit Update summarizes the Supreme Court’s on-sale bar decision as well as key filings for certiorari or en banc review. The Update lists the Federal Circuit’s new guidelines to address scheduling conflicts.  We also summarize recent Federal Circuit decisions confirming the scope of required IPR review, deciding the impact of term changes on obvious-type double patenting, and reflecting differences in how infringement letters can give rise to personal jurisdiction for declaratory judgment claims.

Client Alert | January 31, 2019

Peter Alexiadis Recognized in Who’s Who Legal Data

Who’s Who Legal has named Peter Alexiadis to its 2019 list of leading data lawyers. The list recognizes practitioners in the fields of IT, privacy and protection, security, and telecoms and media issues and was published in January 2019.

Firm News | January 28, 2019

Supreme Court Holds That Confidential Licensing Agreements Can Trigger The America Invents Act’s “On-Sale” Bar

On January 22, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court held that confidential licensing agreements can trigger the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act’s “on-sale” bar, which prohibits awarding patents to claimed inventions that have already been “in public use, on sale, or otherwise available to the public.”

Client Alert | January 22, 2019

Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Legal Update (4Q18)

Gibson Dunn provides an update on legal developments in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous systems during the fourth quarter of 2018.

Publications | January 22, 2019

2018 Trade Secrets Litigation Roundup

2018 marked an exciting year of trade secret developments and demonstrated the federal government’s increased involvement in protecting trade secrets, a trend expected to continue in 2019.

Client Alert | January 16, 2019