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Law360 Names Gibson Dunn Among 2023 Intellectual Property Practice Groups of the Year

Law360 named Gibson Dunn one of its five Intellectual Property Groups of the Year for 2023.

Firm News | February 15, 2024

Federal Circuit Update (January 2024)

This edition of Gibson Dunn’s Federal Circuit Update for January 2024 summarizes the current status of several petitions pending before the Supreme Court, and recent Federal Circuit decisions interpreting a forum selection clause in a settlement agreement, deciding the appropriate scope of an opposition to a motion to amend in an inter partes review proceeding, and reviewing the International Trade Commission’s determination of what satisfies the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement.

Client Alert | February 7, 2024

Gibson Dunn Named a 2023 Firm of the Year

Law360 named Gibson Dunn a Firm of the Year for 2023, featuring the law firms that received the most Practice Group of the Year awards. 

Firm News | January 22, 2024

Federal Circuit Update (December 2023)

This edition of Gibson Dunn’s Federal Circuit Update for December 2023 summarizes the current status of a couple petitions pending before the Supreme Court, and recent Federal Circuit decisions vacating a $1.5 billion damages award, interpreting infringement of method of use patents under the Hatch-Waxman Act, and reviewing claim constructions in an inter partes review.

| January 10, 2024

Federal Circuit Update (November 2023)

This edition of Gibson Dunn’s Federal Circuit Update summarizes the current status of several petitions pending before the Supreme Court, and recent Federal Circuit decisions concerning attorneys’ fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285, Article III standing, and the Board’s authority to issue a final written decision past the statutory deadline.

Client Alert | December 11, 2023

Federal Circuit Update (October 2023)

This edition of Gibson Dunn’s Federal Circuit Update summarizes the current status of several petitions pending before the Supreme Court, and recent Federal Circuit decisions concerning means-plus-function claims, apportionment, and forfeiting arguments not raised in an inter partes review (“IPR”) petition.

Client Alert | November 6, 2023

Gibson Dunn Recognized in 2023 Managing IP Handbook

The 2023 edition of Managing IP Handbook recognized Gibson Dunn among the top Patent Disputes 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 Disputes work.

Firm News | October 10, 2023

Federal Circuit Update (September 2023)

This edition of Gibson Dunn’s Federal Circuit Update summarizes the current status of several petitions pending before the Supreme Court, additional materials released from the ongoing investigation by the Judicial Council of the Federal Circuit, and recent Federal Circuit decisions concerning motions to amend before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, obviousness, and enablement.

Client Alert | October 3, 2023

Law360 Names Eight Gibson Dunn Partners as 2023 MVPs

Law360 named eight Gibson Dunn partners among its 2023 MVPs. 

Firm News | October 2, 2023

Federal Circuit Update (August 2023)

Our Federal Circuit Update summarizes the status of several petitions pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, additional materials released from the ongoing investigation by the Judicial Council of the Federal Circuit, and recent Federal Circuit decisions.

Client Alert | September 6, 2023

Federal Circuit Update (July 2023)

Our Federal Circuit Update summarizes the current status of several petitions pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, the report and recommendation from the ongoing investigation by the Judicial Council of the Federal Circuit, and a number of recent Federal Circuit decisions.

Client Alert | August 7, 2023

Gibson Dunn Recognized in the 2023 IAM Patent 1000 Guide

Gibson Dunn was named in the 2023 IAM Patent 1000 guide, which recognizes firms and “individuals that are deemed outstanding in the pivotal area of patent law.”

Firm News | August 2, 2023

Federal Circuit Update (June 2023)

Gibson Dunn’s Federal Circuit Update summarizes the current status of several petitions pending before the Supreme Court, provides an update on a proceeding by the Judicial Council of the Federal Circuit, and summarizes recent Federal Circuit decisions concerning secondary considerations, inventorship, inherency, and enablement.

Client Alert | July 6, 2023

Supreme Court Holds That U.S. Trademark Infringement Claims Must Be Based On Domestic Use In Commerce

The Supreme Court held that trademark infringement claims under the Lanham Act apply only where the claimed infringing “use in commerce” occurs in the United States. Our lawyers discuss this case.

Client Alert | June 29, 2023

Supreme Court Clarifies Limits Of First Amendment Defenses To Use Of Trademarks In “Parody” Products

Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss the Supreme Court's reversal of a decision that effectively barred trademark infringement and dilution claims against products that imitate a plaintiff’s trademark to identify the defendant’s products.

Client Alert | June 8, 2023

Federal Circuit Update (May 2023)

Our lawyers summarize news and key cases from the Federal Circuit from May 2023.

Client Alert | June 6, 2023

Gibson Dunn Adds IP Litigator Kieran Kieckhefer in San Francisco

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that L. Kieran Kieckhefer will join the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner. 

Press Releases | June 5, 2023

Second Circuit Rules on Trade Secret Specificity and Unjust Enrichment Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act

Our IP lawyers look at the issues surrounding trade secret specificity and unjust enrichment under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, following a recent Second Circuit decision.

Client Alert | June 1, 2023

Supreme Court Rejects Antibody Drug Patent, Clarifies Patent “Enablement” Requirement

Our lawyers review a U.S. Supreme Court ruling rejecting drug patents and clarifying the Patent Act’s enablement requirement.

Client Alert | May 18, 2023

Supreme Court Holds New Meaning Alone Is Not Sufficient For The Fair Use Defense

Gibson Dunn lawyers discuss a Supreme Court ruling that a work of art is not sufficiently transformative for purposes of the fair use doctrine even if it conveys a different meaning or message from the source material.

Client Alert | May 18, 2023

Ernest Hsin Named 2023 Top Intellectual Property Lawyer

The Daily Journal named San Francisco partner Ernest Hsin among its 2023 Top Intellectual Property Lawyers. His profile was published on May 17, 2023.

Firm News | May 17, 2023

Federal Circuit Update (April 2023)

Gibson Dunn lawyers summarize the news and key cases from the Federal Circuit in April 2023.

Client Alert | May 1, 2023

Federal Circuit Update (March 2023)

Gibson Dunn lawyers summarize the latest news and key cases from the Federal Circuit.

Client Alert | April 3, 2023

Federal Circuit Update (February 2023)

Gibson Dunn lawyers summarize the latest news and key cases from the Federal Circuit.

Client Alert | March 6, 2023

Federal Circuit Update (January 2023)

Our lawyers summarize news and key cases in the Federal Circuit.

Client Alert | February 7, 2023

2021/2022 Federal Circuit Year in Review

Our lawyers provide an overview of the precedential patent opinions issued by the Federal Circuit during its 2021-2022 term.

Client Alert | February 2, 2023

Lawdragon Names 19 Partners Among its 2023 500 Leading Lawyers in America and Hall of Fame Honorees

Lawdragon named 18 partners to its 2023 500 Leading Lawyers in America, a guide to the nation’s top lawyers.

Firm News | January 17, 2023

Webcasts: Gibson Dunn’s Annual California MCLE Marathon – 2023

Watch a selection of webcasts from Gibson Dunn's MCLE Blitz 2023.

Webcasts | January 12, 2023

Federal Circuit Update (December 2022)

Our lawyers summarize the latest news and cases involving the Federal Circuit.

Client Alert | January 5, 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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