Today’s information-driven economy has generated countless new forms of valuable copyrightable property, and has extended the scope of copyright laws to technologies that were never envisioned when these laws were enacted.

Clients rely on us for guidance on critical issues relating to the ownership and protection of copyrights arising from a wide range of works produced by employees, contractors and consultants—from software, industrial designs, technical manuals and advertising materials to catalogs, data sheets and original art. We also advise on novel Internet-related matters involving hyperlinking, deep-linking, framing, content protection and online music distribution, and represent clients in increasingly frequent software piracy and unauthorized use disputes. Recently, we:

  • Obtained a nationwide permanent injunction against EchoStar, the second largest US satellite company, on behalf of a national coalition of broadcasters, in a case involving the retransmission of out-of-town ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC stations to hundreds of thousands of ineligible subscribers—after a 10-day bench trial, the court found that EchoStar had willfully infringed the broadcasters' copyrights
  • Represented the four largest US television networks in an emergency action against iCraveTV, a Canadian company that was "webcasting," worldwide, the programming of several US television stations—the court granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) and then a preliminary injunction halting this infringing action

Today’s information-driven economy has generated countless new forms of valuable copyrightable property, and has extended the scope of copyright laws to technologies that were never envisioned when these laws were enacted.

Clients rely on us for guidance on critical issues relating to the ownership and protection of copyrights arising from a wide range of works produced by employees, contractors and consultants—from software, industrial designs, technical manuals and advertising materials to catalogs, data sheets and original art. We also advise on novel Internet-related matters involving hyperlinking, deep-linking, framing, content protection and online music distribution, and represent clients in increasingly frequent software piracy and unauthorized use disputes. Recently, we:

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Donald R. Steinberg

Chair, Intellectual Property Department

+1 617 526 6453 (t)

don.steinberg@wilmerhale.com

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July 17, 2014

WilmerHale and 17 Partners Rank in Managing IP’s 2014-2015 IP Stars Handbook

Managing IP has released its second annual edition of its IP Stars Handbook—a guide that identifies the leading IP firms and lawyers in the United States—prominently ranking WilmerHale and 17 of its partners.

April 8, 2014

WilmerHale Shortlisted for Chambers USA Award for Excellence in IP, Securities and Financial Services Regulation

WilmerHale's Intellectual Property and Securities Departments, and its IP Litigation, Securities Litigation and Enforcement, Broker-Dealer and Financial Institutions Groups have received special recognition by Chambers USA as part of this year's Awards for Excellence program.

November 1, 2013

WilmerHale Among U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” and Again Named International Arbitration “Law Firm of the Year”

The 2014 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list names WilmerHale as “Law Firm of the Year” in International Arbitration—this is the second consecutive year that the firm has won this honor—and honors WilmerHale as a first-tier law firm in 27 national and 60 metro-area rankings.

August 31, 2012

The 2013 Best Lawyers in America® List Includes 101 WilmerHale Lawyers

July 12, 2012

Who Needs Section 365(n)? New Seventh Circuit Decision Provides Licensees of Bankrupt Trademark Licensors Alternate Grounds for Protecting Their Rights

June 7, 2012

Chambers USA 2012 Final Results Announced

May 8, 2012

The National Law Journal Names WilmerHale to 2012 Intellectual Property Hot List

March 15, 2011

Chambers USA 2011 Preliminary Results Announced

September 15, 2010

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers Release Inaugural Best Law Firms Rankings

WilmerHale earns first-tier rankings for a dozen national practices.

August 12, 2010

90 WilmerHale Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2011