Intellectual Property Litigation

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie has more than 70 intellectual property attorneys, including a deep bench of IP litigators with the ability and experience to handle intellectual property litigation of all types throughout the country.

We make the complex simple. We staff IP litigation with lawyers that have deep technical and subject matter expertise combined with proven trial lawyers that are accustomed to handling complex litigation to verdict. Blending these skill sets allows us to present the most complex issue in an easy to understand manner that resonates with judges and juries. 

We do not litigate like everyone else. Many IP litigators—especially in larger firms—handle predominantly defense-side work. Beating the competition is difficult when one has not litigated from their perspective. We maintain a strong balance of litigating both affirmative cases for our corporate clients as well as defending them. We are equally comfortable on the defendant and plaintiff side. Further, incorporating our complex business litigators into cases, invites a fresh perspective on how to advance an IP case and employ creative strategies to achieving the client’s goals.

At a Glance

The Right Fit

  • Big firm experience with regional firm pricing and attention
  • Local approach with global reach
  • 70+ IP attorneys, patent agents & technical specialists
  • More than 115 litigators
  • Ranked in IP Litigation and Patent Litigation by Best Lawyers

IP Expertise

  • We have litigated hundreds of trademark, copyright, patent, trade secrets, false advertising and rights of publicity cases
  • A majority of our IP attorneys have a science or technical undergraduate degree
  • More than 25 of our IP attorneys have an advanced science or technical degree
  • Deep bench strength with substantial jury and bench trial experience
  • Experience in core industries such as Technology, Fashion, Retail,  Entertainment, Gaming, Financial, Healthcare and Sports and Outdoor Recreation

Court Experience

  • Extensive Experience appearing before federal and state courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • We are experienced at litigating cases in “IP hotbeds,” such as the District of Delaware and Northern District of California.
  • Handled thousands of cases before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, the Patent Office Board of Appeals and the International Trade Commission.

Our Services

Patent Litigation

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie is prepared to provide aggressive representation ‎at trial, but we also work with our in-house patent prosecution team to pursue alternative options that ‎allow you to achieve your competitive goals without the expense of litigation. Unlike many big law firms, we have a team of patent prosecutors who provide in-house expertise to assist with litigation for any type of patent. We are also adept ‎at defending cases filed by non-practicing entities‎. Read More

Copyright Litigation

Our attorneys have worked with individuals, organizations and companies throughout the country and the world to develop and protect copyright rights here and abroad. We offer clients a full range of copyright litigation representation. Read More

Trademark Litigation

We are consistently ranked among the top 10 firms in the United States for volume of federal trademark lawsuits handled. Fortune 500 companies entrust us to enforce and defend some of the most valuable and recognized brands in the world. Our trademark litigation practice includes bringing and defending claims for trademark infringement, trademark dilution, false designation of origin, unfair competition, false advertising, and cybersquatting. We have handled hundreds of cases in federal courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedures and the new Uniform Rapid Response matter. Read More

ITC Section 337 Litigation

Given the enormous stakes in an ITC investigation, hiring a firm with the right expertise is essential. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys have been involved in numerous ITC proceedings, and we represent the full spectrum of technologies, including math, chemistry, physics, life sciences, mechanical engineering, computer science, and electrical engineering. Our attorneys have a national reputation for high caliber performance at every level, and our litigators can make even the most complex technical subjects clear to the judges and staff at the ITC. Read More

Trade Secrets

Our intellectual property attorneys work with clients to protect the business assets that provide the most crucial competitive advantage—an organization’s trade secrets and proprietary information. Vigilant maintenance of trade secrets is vital due to the fact that corporate information becomes more vulnerable to theft every day.

Our attorneys provide legal solutions that can be customized for all 50 states and are designed to avoid litigation, heavy financial investments or costly government filings. Trade secret, unfair competition, and non-compete protections include a variety of legal services to protect confidential information, trade secrets and intellectual property from actions by former employees or others who wish to gain an unfair competitive advantage. Read More

Intellectual Property

Terry W. Ahearn
Terry W. Ahearn
Partner
Silicon Valley
tahearn@​lrrc.com
650.687.8442 / vCard
D. Stuart Bartow
D. Stuart Bartow
Partner
Silicon Valley
SBartow@​LRRC.com
650.687.8443 / vCard
Emily A. Bayton
Emily A. Bayton
Partner
Denver, Phoenix
ebayton@​lrrc.com
303.628.9568 / vCard
G. Warren Bleeker
G. Warren Bleeker
Partner
Los Angeles
wbleeker@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Gregory S. Lampert
Gregory S. Lampert
Partner
Los Angeles
glampert@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Constantine "Gus" Marantidis
Constantine "Gus" Marantidis
Partner
Los Angeles
cmarantidis@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Michael J. McCue
Michael J. McCue
Partner
Las Vegas, Silicon Valley
mmccue@​lrrc.com
702.949.8224 / vCard
Jennifer A. Van Kirk
Jennifer A. Van Kirk
Partner
Phoenix
jvankirk@​lrrc.com
602.262.0203 / vCard
Mike Koplow, Ph.D.
Mike Koplow, Ph.D.
Associate
Los Angeles
mkoplow@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Meng Zhong
Meng Zhong
Associate
Las Vegas
mzhong@​lrrc.com
702.474.2636 / vCard

Litigation

Michael D. Plachy
Michael D. Plachy
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Denver
mplachy@​lrrc.com
303.628.9532 / vCard
Scott M. Browning
Scott M. Browning
Partner
Denver
sbrowning@​lrrc.com
303.628.9540 / vCard
Dale A. Danneman
Dale A. Danneman
Partner
Phoenix
ddanneman@​lrrc.com
602.262.5371 / vCard
Edward A. Gleason
Edward A. Gleason
Partner
Colorado Springs
egleason@​lrrc.com
719.386.3007 / vCard
Gregory B. Kanan
Gregory B. Kanan
Partner
Denver
gkanan@​lrrc.com
303.628.9530 / vCard
Kris J. Kostolansky
Kris J. Kostolansky
Partner
Denver
kkosto@​lrrc.com
303.628.9515 / vCard
Darren J. Lemieux
Darren J. Lemieux
Partner
Denver, Reno, Las Vegas
dlemieux@​lrrc.com
303.628.9579 / vCard
Robert H. McKirgan
Robert H. McKirgan
Partner
Phoenix
rmckirgan@​lrrc.com
602.262.5396 / vCard
Randy Papetti
Randy Papetti
Partner
Phoenix
rpapetti@​lrrc.com
602.262.5337 / vCard
Bruce E. Samuels
Bruce E. Samuels
Partner
Phoenix
bsamuels@​lrrc.com
602.262.0216 / vCard
Jon Weiss
Jon Weiss
Partner
Phoenix
jweiss@​lrrc.com
602.262.5382 / vCard
Joy Allen Woller
Joy Allen Woller
Partner
Denver
jwoller@​lrrc.com
303.628.9504 / vCard
Kirstin Story
Kirstin Story
Of Counsel
Phoenix
kstory@​lrrc.com
602.262.5363 / vCard
Adam L. Massaro
Adam L. Massaro
Associate
Denver
amassaro@​lrrc.com
303.628.9513 / vCard

Regulatory & Government

Jeffrey H. Albright
Jeffrey H. Albright
Partner
Albuquerque
jalbright@​lrrc.com
505.764.5435 / vCard
Richard K. Clark
Richard K. Clark
Partner
Denver
rclark@​lrrc.com
303.628.9531 / vCard

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers® and Southwest Rising Stars®
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie announced 25 attorneys have been recognized as 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers® and 13 attorneys have been named as 2018 Southwest Rising Stars®.
10/10/2017
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Earns ‘Highly Recommended' Ranking From Benchmark Litigation
20 attorneys recognized in peer-reviewed annual guide to top U.S. litigation firms
8/15/2017
Partners honored as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers
85 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America 2018
12/22/2016
Arizona Hispanic Bar adds firm attorney to board
Cindy Villanueva joins Los Abogados board of directors
07/15/2016
Pate named one of Arizona's most influential women in business
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie labor and employment attorney recognized by Az Business magazine
03/31/2016
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie achieves Top 15 ranking for patent allowances
Law firm included in Top 100 U.S. Patent Firms based on performance before USPTO
03/22/2016
Pro bono service awards presented by Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Annual awards honor memory of lawyer dedicated to equal justice and professionalism
02/12/2016
Woller recognized with prestigious 40 Under 40 award
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie's Joy Woller hailed for professional, community leadership
01/27/2016
Veteran attorney joins Intellectual Property practice group
John Carson joins Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Los Angeles office
12/16/2015
Software patent applications need specifics, should tell a story
Careful attention to detail required to avoid rejection from USPTO
10/29/2015
Lewis Roca Rothgerber earns accolades in Benchmark Litigation rankings
Law firm ‘Highly Recommended' with 20 ‘Star' attorneys in guide of top U.S. litigation firms
Oct. 20, 2015
Lewis Roca Rothgerber adds Intellectual Property attorney in Silicon Valley
Takashi Hashimoto joins firm's growing Intellectual Property practice group
8/27/2015
Congratulations to Jeffrey Albright who will receive the New Mexico State Bar's Distinguished Bar Service Award.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Partner received the New Mexico State Bar's Distinguished Bar Service Award

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Key Contacts

Art Hasan
Art Hasan
Practice Group Leader, Partner
626.795.9900
Michael J. McCue
Michael J. McCue
Partner
702.949.8224
Kris J. Kostolansky
Kris J. Kostolansky
Partner
303.628.9515