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Intellectual Property Litigation

Fiercely defending innovation with intellectual property litigation.

Husch Blackwell prosecutes and defends claims of infringement, misuse, dilution and unfair competition in courts nationwide and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Our intellectual property trial attorneys understand the commercial value of aggressive litigation prosecutions, but are also skilled at carefully negotiating settlements. We have a hard-earned reputation for winning complex verdicts in intellectual property (IP) litigation.

Our intellectual property litigation attorneys have extensive experience in core technical sciences, intellectual property theories, commercial relationships and economics. We prepare intellectual property litigation strategies in close association with our patent, trademark, copyright, antitrust, franchise and technology attorneys. We pride ourselves on getting the science right and building our legal theories around technically sound arguments.

Media Mentions | January 15, 2020
Patently O: Cancelling a Covenant-Not-To-Sue
News Releases | January 10, 2020
Husch Blackwell Secures Federal Circuit Victory for Nidec Motor

The case involved complex applications of Illinois contract law to intellectual property licensing agreements.

News Releases | January 7, 2020
Husch Blackwell Wins Patent Dispute over Mortgage Loan Application Technology

The victory on behalf of Meridianlink represents the third time in the last couple of years that Telscher has led a trial team to victory on Alice grounds.

Media Mentions | October 16, 2019
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 10/16/19
News Releases | October 8, 2019
Jennifer Hoekel Joins Husch Blackwell's St. Louis Office

Hoekel is a highly regarded IP litigator and was named as an IP Litigator of the Year in 2015 by The Best Lawyers in America.

News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | May 30, 2019
Stephen Howe Joins Husch Blackwell's Milwaukee Office

His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to emerging start-ups.

News Releases | April 25, 2019
Jason Husgen Named Fellow of American Bar Foundation

Members are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.

News Releases | February 26, 2019
Husch Blackwell Prevails in Third Straight IPR for Cascades

PTAB had previously determined that Essity’s asserted patents were invalid because their claims were anticipated by prior art or obvious.

News Releases | November 14, 2018
Thomson Reuters' Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2018 Names 58 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

Husch Blackwell has 58 attorneys in the 2018 edition of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

News Releases | November 1, 2018
Indiana Supreme Court Finds Exception to Right of Publicity Statute

Husch Blackwell represented the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) in the filing of an amicus brief.

Media Mentions | October 26, 2018
Kansas City Business Journal: See Kansas City's Best of the Bar for 2018

Four Husch Blackwell attorneys were selected to the Kansas City Business Journal's 2018 "Best of the Bar."

Media Mentions | September 20, 2018
Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs (9/20/18)

Rudy Telscher, Kara Fussner and Steve Holtshouser are recognized as "Legal Lions" by Law360 for the week ending September 21, 2018.

News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

Media Mentions | June 8, 2018
Law360: Facebook Slams Emerson's Attempt To See BladeRoom Deal (log-in required)

Husch Blackwell’s representation of Emerson in high-profile IP litigation is highlighted.

News Releases | March 1, 2018
Telscher Named National Law Journal IP Trailblazer

Rudy Telscher is noted as one of the country's premier intellectual property litigators.

News Releases | January 25, 2018
Six Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Coffey, Hayes, Manzo, White, Dlugosz, and Wezowski land on Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Media Mentions | November 16, 2017
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 11/16/17

The Missouri Bar Association highlights Mary Pat Carl's arrival at the firm and the team of Husch Blackwell lawyers who won the 2017 August Steinhilber Award for “Best Brief” from the Education Law Association (ELA).

News Releases | November 1, 2017
BL Rankings' Best Lawyers© Recognizes Husch Blackwell with Eight National Tier 1 Rankings in 2018 "Best Law Firms"

Husch Blackwell received recognition as a National Tier 1 firm in eight practice areas in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings released today.

Media Mentions | October 27, 2017
Kansas City Business Journal 2017 "Best of the Bar" Lists Three Husch Blackwell Attorneys

Husch Blackwell has three attorneys on the Kansas City Business Journal 2017 "Best of the Bar."

Testimonials Wade Shafer, American Simmental Association

“When we were blindsided by a patent infringement lawsuit that could have put us out of business if found meritorious, we turned to our trusted legal advisors at Husch Blackwell. The team truly delivered. Their decisive action and novel approach to our situation resulted in dismissal of the lawsuit and an order from the USPTO invalidating every claim of the asserted patents.”

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Testimonials Client Feedback, Chambers USA 2019

"The team provides quick and accurate assessments of case issues, allowing us to make informed decisions. What stands out to us is this team puts the client’s interest first and works to get the best outcome possible."

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Client Results

Pharmaceutical company wins permission to launch generic version of AIDS drug.

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