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Townsend and Townsend attorneys provide technical expertise

Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP is one of the largest law firms in the United States specializing in the protection of intellectual property rights. With more than 180 attorneys and offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, Denver, Seattle and Tokyo, Japan, Townsend offers specialized services in all aspects of intellectual property law.

Townsend's skilled patent and trademark prosecutors and pre-eminent commercial and intellectual property litigation lawyers assist clients in a diverse range of technologies. Our clients recognize the need for our technical expertise and we make it a priority to recruit attorneys with strong technical backgrounds, industry experience and legal skills. With the depth of experience Townsend attorneys enjoy, the firm is uniquely positioned to provide the highest quality intellectual property legal services to our clients.

Townsend's San Diego office features a powerful team of attorneys who can effectively solve the most complex IP problems. With a focus in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, high-tech, electronics and telecommunications, the attorneys in our San Diego office provide clients with access to the combined expertise of senior attorneys and the operational efficiencies of a focused intellectual property firm.

Practice areas in our San Diego office include:

¥ Biotechnology & Chemistry: Townsend's Biotechnology & Chemistry Practice Group is comprised of a diverse group of scientists and lawyers with expertise spanning a broad range of disciplines. Many of the attorneys in the group have Ph.D.s and/or other advanced technical degrees and academic or industrial research experience in addition to their legal education. Attorneys in our Biotechnology & Chemistry Group specialize in helping biotechnology companies and institutions develop their patent portfolios quickly and strategically, to achieve the strongest possible market positions for their technologies. As small startups evolve into larger, successful ventures, we provide ongoing assistance in patent prosecution, patent portfolio management, license negotiation, due diligence, litigation and any other intellectual property needs.

¥ Electronics & Software: Townsend's Electronics & Software Practice Group has helped clients develop significant portfolios of patents in their fields and to assess, protect and defend IP rights with regard to free/open source software policies and inbound/outbound licensing issues. With a long-established presence in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Townsend has provided clients with the exceptional service quality needed to lead industry and to weather the changing dynamics of the global economy.

¥ Litigation: Townsend has been a patent litigation trailblazer, providing innovative leadership while modernizing and transforming patent litigation in the emerging fields of electronics, semiconductors, computer software, medical and mechanical devices, and biotechnology.

Our trial lawyers have extensive experience enforcing and defending patents in multiple jurisdictions worldwide, often simultaneously, including the International Trade Commission, International Chamber of Commerce, the European Patent Office and as lead strategic counsel before various courts throughout Europe and Asia. In addition to a full range of intellectual property-related disputes, our litigators are active in cases involving antitrust and unfair competition, trade secrets and complex commercial disputes involving issues such as software and hardware performance and breach of contract.

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