We have extensive experience in the litigation of cases throughout the United States involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, non-disclosure agreements (“NDA”), antitrust, unfair competition and other business torts. Our lawyers have extensive jury and bench trial experience. Our clients run the gamut from multi-national corporations to individual innovators who come to us to enforce their rights and defend against allegations of infringement on a variety of innovative and client-focused billing arrangements.
Strategic IP Counseling, Licensing, & Transactions
Clients seek out our advice on IP matters outside the context of litigation because of our extensive experience and demonstrated success in evaluating and enforcing IP and formulating IP strategies to achieve their business objectives. We assist our clients in the acquisition, sale, licensing, development, commercialization and monetization of IP. We also use our vast IP litigation experience to assist our clients in evaluating IP portfolios for commercial, investment and offensive and defensive litigation purposes. We recognize the time and expense required for litigation and we are adept at figuring out IP enforcement solutions without the need for litigation.
Patent, Trademark, & Copyright Procurement
We assist our clients in determining the type of IP protection they need and in procuring that protection efficiently. This includes preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). We also assist our clients in obtaining federal trademark registrations to protect their brand names and logos. Where artistic or literary works are part of the business, we also advise and assist our clients in obtaining copyright registrations.
Patent And Trademark Office Litigation
The enactment of the America Invents Act (“AIA”) in 2011 created a new front for patent disputes. Our lawyers have scientific or engineering education and corporate work experience combined with extensive trial and appellate experience. We leverage that experience when our clients come to us to represent them in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings including Inter Partes Review, Post Grant Review and Covered Business Method Review. Our clients also rely on us to represent them in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings.
We have experience handling and responding to software audit requests from software company trade groups. Such requests can come in the form of a letter from BSA | The Software Alliance, the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), or directly from software companies alleging copyright infringement and seeking damages. We assist our clients in conducting voluntary self-audits and represent them in negotiating a resolution of any infringement allegations.