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We are fortunate to advise world-class, industry-leading companies, helping them tackle novel, complex issues and push the boundaries of technological progress. Our ability and confidence to go to trial is our core strength; our deep bench of experienced trial lawyers represents companies in their most significant matters, helping them protect their intellectual property and launch products. Our lawyers pair extensive experience in the courtroom and the boardroom with a thorough understanding of science and technology.


Complex patent and scientific litigation matters have garnered particular praise and recognition for Paul, Weiss's intellectual property patent group. Honors have included:

  • The American Lawyer
    • "Big Suits" - General Electric Company v. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries et al. (2012)
    • "Big Suits" - Edwards Lifesciences et al. v. CoreValve et al. (2010)
    • "Big Suits" - Gillette v. Energizer Holdings (Schick) (2005)
  • Benchmark Litigation 2022
    • Top Ranked Firm - Intellectual Property (USA), ranked since 2010
    • Three Local Litigation Stars - Intellectual Property (DC & NY)
    • Three National Practice Area Stars - Intellectual Property (DC & NY)
    • One Future Star - Intellectual Property (USA)
  • Chambers Global 2022
    • Band 1 ranked practitioner - Intellectual Property: Patent (USA), ranked since 2013
  • Chambers USA 2022
    • Leading Firm - Intellectual Property: Patent (NY), Intellectual Property: Litigation (DC) and Intellectual Property (USA)
    • One Band 1 Ranked Practitioner since 2012 and two Top-ranked Practitioners - Intellectual Property: Patent (NY)
    • One Band 1 Ranked Practitioner - Intellectual Property (USA)
    • Two "Up and Coming" Ranked Practitioners - Intellectual Property: Litigation (DC) and Intellectual Property: Patent (NY)
  • IAM
    • Patent 1000 2021
      • Leading firm (DC, NY & US)
      • Two "Gold" Band Practitioners
      • Four "Silver" Band Practitioners
    • IAM Global Leaders 2022 
      • Three Attorneys Practitioners
  • Financial Times
    • One practitioner was recognized by the Financial Times as one of ten finals for the “Legal Innovator” award for North America for their work handling many of the highest-stake cases in the biopharmaceutical sector.
    • Paul, Weiss ranked in the Top 15 in Financial Times' 2015 "Innovative Lawyers Report" in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Paul, Weiss is commended in the following categories: Expanding Clients Business; Enabling Clients Business; and Protecting Clients Business.
  • The Legal 500 US 2022
    • Leading firm - Patent Litigation: Full Coverage, ranked since 2012
    • One "Leading Lawyer" - Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
    • One "Rising Star" - Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
    • Six recommended practitioners - Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
  • Law360
    • One practitioner in 2016 received Law360's "MVP Award" in the area of Intellectual Property Law
    • Two practitioners received Law360's "MVP Award" in the area of Intellectual Property Law in 2014
  • The National Law Journal (NLJ)
    • One practitioner named "Winning Litigator" for involvement as lead counsel for Vanda Pharmaceuticals in patent infringement lawsuit against West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Inc. 
    • One practitioner among the 50 top professionals in the U.S. recognized as 2016 "Litigation Trailblazers" by The National Law Journal for their work representing Amgen Inc. in a precedent-setting infringement case in the Federal Circuit involving the first patent challenge under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act.
    • Paul, Weiss was included in the 2014 edition of NLJ's "Top 100 Verdicts of the Year" for our involvement in Edwards Lifesciences' patent victory against Medtronic.
    • Paul, Weiss was named to NLJ's 2013 "Intellectual Property Hot List." The award recognizes firms' cases that often have billions of dollars at stake and patents involving impressive advancements in science and technology, including ground-breaking pharmaceuticals; the contents of the food we put on our tables; and the ways we communicate with each other.
  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2023
    • "Best Law Firms"
      • Tier 1 Firm - Litigation: Patent (National, NYC & DC)
      • Tier 1 Firm - Patent Law (National, NYC)
      • Tier 1 Firm - Litigation: Intellectual Property (National, NYC & DC)
      • Tier 1 Firm - Biotechnology Law (National, NYC)
    • The Best Lawyers in America
      • Two lawyers listed for Litigation: Patent, one in NYC and one in DC
      • One lawyer listed for Patent Law in NYC
      • One lawyer listed for Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practices in NYC

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