Jones Day's Intellectual Property Practice
Intellectual property rights are to the technology economy what natural resources were to the industrial economy. Their inherent characteristics—intangible, easily transportable, often easily replicable, and frequently both extremely valuable and ephemeral—make them even more subject than other forms of property to theft, attack, and misuse, and thus harder to protect.
With much of the foreseeable growth in the world coming from the maturation of less developed economies, and because the disruptive aspects of the technology revolution are likely to intensify rather than diminish, the need for expert legal services to protect and enforce intellectual property rights will simply increase over time.
Jones Day has one of the most accomplished intellectual property practices in the world, with more than 250 lawyers in 22 offices in eight countries around the globe—Atlanta, Brussels, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Frankfurt, Houston, Irvine, London, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, Munich, New York, Paris, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. Our clients include some of the most innovative companies in the life sciences, semiconductor, software, and other IP-driven industries, as well as a large number of traditional industrial companies to which intellectual property has become a critical business asset. With strong teams in the United States, Europe, and Asia, Jones Day is one of the few law firms that can truly provide patent and trademark prosecution and litigation services of outstanding quality in most of the important economies of the world.
Before attending law school, most of our IP lawyers earned undergraduate or graduate degrees (and many had previous work experience) in a wide variety of technical or scientific fields, including electrical engineering, computer engineering, software development, mechanical and electromechanical engineering, chemistry and chemical engineering, aerospace engineering, pure physics and applied physics, molecular biology, virology, immunology, genetics, developmental biology, neurobiology, structural biology, bioinformatics, organic chemistry, and medicinal chemistry.
Jones Day combines more than a century of experience in traditional industries with know-how gained at ground zero of the technology revolution. We were present at the creation of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)—a unique private-sector organization at the intersection of private, governmental, and technical interests seeking to find new ways to manage a global medium, the internet. Today, our intellectual property clients include Apple, Dell, IBM, DIRECTV, Procter & Gamble, Amgen, Celgene, MedImmune, Abbott, King Pharmaceuticals, Boston Scientific, Schwarz Pharma, Honda, Synthes, Becton Dickinson, Genentech, Texas Instruments, and Nokia.
For further information on Jones Day’s Intellectual Property Practice, please contact one of the following Practice Leaders:
Kenneth R. Adamo
Laura A. Coruzzi
Robert C. Kahrl
Brian M. Poissant