Oregon is home to a small market of patent litigators who pick up valuable work from companies in the Pacific Northwest, such as Microsoft and Amazon.com. Patent litigation practices in the state tend to be sub-sets of larger IP litigation groups, with lawyers practising in this area typically also acting for clients on trademark, copyright and other IPrelated matters. Firms place an emphasis on trial skills rather than focusing on specific technologies, though IT and internet-related patents dominate the scene.
Commentators “think very highly of” this firm, which offers particular depth of expertise in software and e-commerce. It usually acts on behalf of defendants, though it can also be seen working with plaintiffs in major patent litigation forums across the United States. Klarquist is engaged as lead counsel in a number of pending patent litigation suits, including acting for Amazon.com, CollegeNET, Costco, eBay, GameStop, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, International Gaming Technology, Microsoft, Netflix, PayPal, SAP and Time. John Vandenberg is a “fine lawyer and deeply experienced and skilled patent litigator”, and is particularly hailed for his work with Microsoft.Perkins Coie LLP
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Perkins Coie is a major presence in the Pacific Oregon Oregon: firms Highly recommended Northwest and fields a “well-respected and high-level” patent litigation practice in Portland. It works with clients across a broad array of industries, including biotechnology, medical devices, information technology, semiconductors, telecommunications, mechanical and electrical engineering, and consumer products. Scott Eads has a general IP litigation practice, with an emphasis on patent litigation – as well as litigating Hatch- Waxman generic drug cases, he focuses on internet software, semiconductors, biotechnology, mechanical and computer hardware patents.Stoel Rives LLP
While perhaps best known in other areas of commercial practice, Stoel Rives fields a team of patent litigators that emphasises strength in trial skills in favour of specialisation by technology. Demonstrating its generalist credentials, the firm has recently acted for clients in the IT peripherals and accessories, software, office, audio and mining equipment fields. One client praised the firm’s “ability to quickly grasp cutting-edge technology, which proved instrumental at trial”; while others confide that they “were highly satisfied with the work the firm did on this matter and would not hesitate to retain it again, as it was highly responsive and provided an excellent service”. Randolph Foster is a respected practitioner at the firm.