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Patent Litigation

Patent Litigation

Barnes & Thornburg’s dedicated team of patent trial lawyers offers business-driven, client-focused strategies with proven results. Our lawyers work tirelessly to protect, enforce, and monetize your valuable intellectual property, as well as to defend against overbroad efforts to impede your business. We steer clients through the various stages of litigation, never losing sight of their business objectives and always quick to seize any opportunity to achieve those objectives.

Deep Experience, Proven Results

  • Hundreds of Cases: In the last decade alone, we have litigated over 500 patent actions and tried cases across a diverse range of industries and technologies, including life sciences, healthcare, consumer products, manufacturing, chemical, mechanical, Internet processes, and computer software and hardware. Our team’s expansive breadth of technical capabilities enables us to present your case clearly and persuasively to the jury and/or judge.  
  • Trial Lawyers: Whether facing complex, bet-the company litigation or navigating more nuanced legal challenges, our seasoned first-chair trial lawyers offer a wealth of technical and tactical experience. 
  • National Reach: Our lawyers represent clients in federal districts courts across the country, including high-volume districts like the Eastern and Western District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Northern and Central District of California, and the Northern District of Illinois. Our national platform and deep bench of litigation and patent professionals allows us to tap into a diverse pool of resources and perspectives, delivering you the best results.
  • Specialized Talent, Deep Knowledge: Leveraging our 200-plus person IP practice across the country, we offer more than 70 dedicated IP litigators and 90-plus registered patent attorneys/agents. Our lawyers combine legal acumen with hands-on experience, leveraging their technical aptitude to effectively address the unique challenges of any case.  
  • Appellate Advocates: Always focused on the bigger picture, our seasoned lawyers have extensive experience before both the Federal Circuit and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to craft winning strategies with your long-term goals top of mind.
  • Nationally Recognized: Our lawyers are consistently included in top legal publications such as Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and Chambers, as well as by BTI and Litigation Counsel of America.

Achieving Your Objectives

  • Business-Driven Strategy: We understand the financial realities of litigation. That’s why we work closely with you to craft a strategic plan that aligns with your budget and goals, whether it’s seeking an early injunction, dismissal, post-grant review, streamlined discovery, or a strategic settlement.
  • Collaboration is Key: We maintain open communication and work closely with in-house counsel, ensuring everyone is aligned on the path forward.

Tailored Approach, Cost Effective Solutions

  • Transparency Matters: We provide regular case and budget updates, keeping you informed and empowered throughout the process.
  • Technical Know-How: We combine legal prowess with technical understanding, translating complex concepts into clear, persuasive narratives for judges and juries.
  • Comprehensive Support: Our team is backed by specialists in data discovery, document management, jury consulting, and trial support. Our depth of experience and commitment ensures we are prepared for everything. 

Additional Resources

Our team seamlessly integrates legal talent with essential support services, fostering a holistic approach that optimizes efficiency to achieve our client’s desired outcome. Our clients benefit from:

  • Internal Litigation (Discovery) Support: Our litigation support group has pre-vetted a select group of vendors and provides in-house support for discovery needs.
  • Cost-effective Data Discovery: We leverage technology and proprietary workflow processes to identify relevant information efficiently, thus minimizing costs.
  • Streamlined Document Management: Our team organizes and manages your documents securely and efficiently, ensuring easy access and retrieval. 

Beyond our core legal team, our non-legal subsidiary, ThemeVision LLC, provides comprehensive litigation support, including:

  • Targeted theme development to craft compelling narratives and select ideal jurors
  • Realistic mock hearings and bench trials to prepare our team for the courtroom
  • Strategic exhibit development and testing to ensure your evidence is clear, persuasive, and resonates with your audience

This expanded team ensures you have the resources needed to navigate each aspect of your case with confidence, clarity, and consistency.

Practice Leader

Jonathan Froemel

Jonathan P. Froemel

IP Litigation Practice Leader


P 312-214-8315

F 312-759-5646


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