Before we turn to litigation, our attorneys employ a host of other strategies to help clients enforce and defend their intellectual property rights. We handle disputes involving infringement, validity, invalidity, enforceability, ownership, and licensing. When business solutions are unavailable to resolve disputes, we enforce and defend copyright, patent, and trademark rights in federal and state courts and before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), the International Trade Commission, and other tribunals. Our areas of focus include:
- Issuing and responding to cease and desist letters
- Alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation
- Multidistrict litigation, non-practicing entity lawsuits, Markman hearings, and creative joint defense arrangements
- Opposition and cancellation proceedings, interference and concurrent use proceedings, and appeals of final refusals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)
As examples of our work in these areas, one team member acted as lead negotiator and legal counsel for a multimillion dollar copyright and trademark licensing agreement. We also represented a nationally-recognized home furnishings brand in a copyright infringement action against the world's leading carpet manufacturer, which resulted in a jury verdict of willful infringement. In the area of patent litigation, we defended a biotech company accused of infringing patents concerning kits used to track mutations in the HIV genome. We also represented a lighting technology company in the enforcement of patent portfolio related to LED power electronics.