Innovation is just the beginning. Whether launching a game-changing product or protecting your ideas and assets, you require legal advice that not only responds to immediate challenges, but also positions your company for future growth in a competitive market.

Some of the top new economy brands in the world trust Shook to safeguard their business and innovations.  We have represented Adobe, Cerner, Groupon, Microsoft, RealNetworks, Sprint, and numerous other companies in high stakes litigation and intellectual property matters.  Our teams include attorneys with diverse technical undergraduate degrees and seasoned litigators who have successfully tried cases throughout the United States.

Our Services

Intellectual property litigation

Other complex litigation


Shook, Hardy & Bacon has handled patent litigation, patent prosecution and transactional work for numerous companies that make operating systems, health-care information technologies, mobile applications, gaming devices and other types of software for both personal and business uses. Our intellectual property team draws on the expertise of established practitioners with decades of experience successfully prosecuting patent applications and defending client patents to ensure that the strongest protection exists, no matter what the issue. 


Shook has earned a national reputation helping the telecommunications industry—including wireline and wireless telephone carriers, radio and TV stations, and cable TV providers—in the following areas:

  • patent litigation;
  • patent prosecution and counseling;
  • licensing, regulations, transactions and policy;
  • instructional TV fixed services (ITFS) and multichannel multipoint distribution services;
  • public safety;
  • spectrum reallocation;
  • newly emerging technologies and unlicensed telecommunications services; and
  • international communications.