We litigate patent disputes of every kind, including litigation in district courts across the country, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Our patent litigation services include:
We litigate trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition disputes nationwide, including breach of contract and business tort claims that often accompany such IP disputes. Our trademark litigation practice includes representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. We also represent clients in domain name disputes, which can be handled both in court and through an arbitration process known as the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
The U.S. Supreme Court's 2016 decision in the Halo and Stryker cases rejected the standard for enhanced damages articulated in the Federal Circuit's 2007 In re Seagate Technology, LLC opinion. Consequently, opinions of counsel are once again an important tool in defending against allegations of willful infringement. We provide detailed freedom-to-operate, non-infringement, invalidity and unenforceability opinions.
We bring our extensive experience analyzing, prosecuting, and litigating U.S. patents to bear in crafting effective, cost-efficient portfolios for patent-practicing companies. Our prosecution services include:
We advise clients on how to protect their brands. We perform trademark availability analysis. We prepare and prosecute trademark registration applications. We also monitor trademark portfolios, including recordation of registered marks with United States Customs to help combat the importation of counterfeit and/or infringing goods.