The Corporate Intellectual Property group has deep experience in a range of intellectual property matters, including intellectual property licenses, intellectual ...
Judith L. Church
The team is in a class of its own in the IP world.
They are incredibly rigorous and are amazing communicators who can break down complicated scenarios in a digestible manner.
The level of support is phenomenal [and the] level of communication is best in class.
The team is very intelligent, proactive and bring a tremendous amount of gravitas.
When we have a particularly complex or important case that comes up, they are definitely a go-to.
—Chambers USA, 2019-2021
Expertise makes Debevoise unique. If there is an IP litigation issue that matters, Debevoise is there and stands out amongst the rest.
The IP group at Debevoise is the best IP group anywhere. They are not only knowledgeable IP practitioners and outstanding litigators, but they’re bright business advisors.
—The Legal 500 US, 2021
Ranked as a top-tier firm for Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets in the United States by Chambers Global (2021).
Debevoise’s Corporate IP practice is truly cross-disciplinary, drawing from the firm’s M&A, finance, capital markets, employee benefits, tax, litigation and bankruptcy capabilities to craft practical, commercial and cost-effective solutions.
The Corporate Intellectual Property group has deep experience in a range of intellectual property matters, including intellectual property licenses, intellectual property and information technology-related agreements, development, publishing, distribution and service agreements, and joint venture arrangements in which intellectual property is the key asset. The practice also encompasses intellectual property, information technology, data privacy and cybersecurity aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, initial public offerings, bankruptcy-related reorganizations, private bond offerings and financings.
The Corporate Intellectual Property group counsels clients on legal and market developments in intellectual property, social media, information technology, data privacy and cybersecurity issues, both in relation to clients’ general business conduct and in the course of transactions, across the media, telecommunications, entertainment, fashion, sports, alcohol and beverage, hospitality, pharmaceutical, healthcare, energy, insurance and private equity industries. The practice is recognized for its industry expertise and clear commercial judgment.
A true partnership in every sense of the word, Debevoise takes a genuinely collaborative approach to every assignment. Chambers USA noted that a Debevoise client “is a client of the whole firm,” enabling Debevoise partners to “handle the matter in a seamless way.” In keeping with these core strengths and values of the firm, lawyers in the Corporate Intellectual Property group work regularly with the firm’s mergers and acquisitions, finance, capital markets, employee benefits, tax, litigation and bankruptcy practices to craft practical, commercially savvy and cost-effective solutions.