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Intellectual Property

Our attorneys understand the importance of patents, trademarks, and copyrights — both to protect innovators, and to preserve freedom of operation.

We represent clients in all aspects of intellectual property litigation, including patent litigation, copyright enforcement, trademark protection, and trade secret disputes.

Our attorneys have the necessary legal and technical expertise to decipher complex technical issues and explain them to judges and juries.

Most of our attorneys have scientific or engineering degrees and significant real-world technical experience.

Let us know how we can help.

Our Patent Expertise

Patent Litigation

We have significant experience litigating patent cases in district courts throughout the United States and before the International Trade Commission.
The two name partners have over 50 years of patent litigation experience, and have collectively tried well over 50 cases to verdict. We put this experience to work, and our associates are trained to litigate patent cases efficiently and effectively to achieve our clients’ objectives. While we are trained technologists, we are litigators first, and understand what it takes to deliver a win.

Portfolios & Licensing

Not all patents are created equal. We have the experience to assess the validity and extent-of-use of patents and larger portfolios, and recommend strategies for licensing and enforcement, or to secure your freedom to operate.  We are able to analyze and recommend licensing terms and strategies for businesses of all sizes.

Post-Grant Review

Patent Office post-grant review proceedings, including Inter-Partes Review (IPR), Covered Business Method (CBM), and reexamination proceedings are increasingly popular vehicles to challenge the validity of issued U.S. patents. Our attorneys are prepared to handle these proceedings on behalf of challengers and patent holders.

Our Trademark Expertise

Trademark Litigation

Your brands and trademarks should set you (and only you) apart from the competition. Enforcement is often necessary to preserve the integrity of your marks. Our attorneys are experienced trademark litigators, and have helped the nation’s top brands enforce their trademarks in federal and state courts.

Brand Protection

Successful brand protection programs do not rely on litigation alone. Let us help develop policies regarding the use, licensing, and enforcement of your trademarks and branding. We can recommend approaches for policing unauthorized use and removing offending products from the market.

Identity Management

Along with the spotlight comes the need to protect the rights of publicity and persona, and prevent unauthoried use or suggestions of endorsement. Whether preserving your own legacy, or protecting the rights of the deceased, our attorneys are prepared to protect and enforce your publicity and privacy rights.

Our Copyright Expertise

Copyright Litigation

Whether your creations have been used without permission, or you’re wrongly accused of misuse, we are here to help. We understand the balance between prohibited and fair uses, and have the expertise to explain these complex issues to judges and juries.

Strategic Counseling

Is copyright protection appropriate? When and how should copyrights be registered? What protections are available overseas?
We provide guidance and counseling to ensure that your creations are protected and that unauthorized use is actionable.

Licensing & Protection

Formulating a licensing strategy and navigating license agreements requires careful consideration. We provide insight on approaches consistent with your business needs and objectives. And we can help police for misuse, including through administrative enforcement actions or litigation.

Representative Cases & Clients

Callaway Golf Company v. Acushnet Company. Secured non-infringemet victory for Acushnet, after jury found that that the Titleist Pro V1 golf ball, the most popular golf ball in golf history, did not infringe four of Callaway’s patents.

Ericsson v. Apple. Lead counsel for Ericsson in two patent lawsuits involving Apple’s iPhone products. The parties entered a global patent license agreement.

Duckhorn Wine Co. v. Duck Commander. Secured confidential settlement protecting Duckhorn’s trademarks, reputation, and branding.

Harris v. Netgear.  Secured settlement in favor of Harris to resolve patent infringement proceedings.

They find the strength in your case, the weakness in the other side’s case, and concentrate on those issues — not the ancillary issues that other lawyers at other firms tend to litigate that result in nothing more than bloated bills.

IP Counsel

Major Semiconductor Company

UPEK, Inc. v. AuthenTec, Inc. Represented AuthenTec in patent infringement case, which resolved with AuthenTec acquiring UPEK.

DuPont Air Products Nanomaterials v. Cabot Microelectronics. Won a jury verdict of non-infringement of all asserted claims on all four patents as lead trial counsel for DA Nano. Verdict affirmed by Federal Circuit. 

Rombauer Vineyards v. Creston Vineyards. Won compensatory & punitive damages for common-law trademark claims as second-chair counsel in four-week jury trial.

Duckhorn Wine Co. v. Duck Walk Vineyards. Secured judgment in favor of Duckhorn in proceeding to enforce trademark settlement agreement.

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