Patterson Belknap attorneys recognize the critical nature of intellectual property. We understand our clients’ business objectives and formulate strategies and approaches designed to achieve those goals. Our lawyers are well-rounded, handling litigation as well as transactions. Generalists and registered patent attorneys work side-by-side litigating the most complex patent matters. A distinguishing feature of our intellectual property practice is the frequency with which our attorneys take complex cases to trial.

Our attorneys advise our clients in all aspects of intellectual property including patent, false advertising, copyright, trademark and trade secrets and theft of ideas. Our work in intellectual property is recognized by legal and industry publications both internationally and nationally. Chambers USA, in ranking us as one of the top IP practices in New York, quotes a client who says, "They are great, great trial lawyers. Their trial skills are just right up there with the best I have seen." U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" ranked us among the top-tier intellectual property litigation firms both nationally and in New York City. Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC’s Benchmark: America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys has similarly ranked us among the best firms for intellectual property litigation, plaintiff's intellectual property litigation, and appellate litigation nationally and in New York. We are also ranked as a leading law firm by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. The magazine recognizes our IP group at its most prestigious level, "Highly Recommended," in the areas of Patent and Copyright for New York. It praises our “high quality services across the full spectrum of IP law,” noting that the firm is “particularly well-known for patent and copyright litigation.” The firm also ranks nationally for Patent, Copyright and Trademark litigation.