We feature a team of litigators that are experienced in all areas of intellectual property litigation.  Our team focuses on strategy, efficiency, communication and professionalism to resolve our clients’ disputes in an effective and goal-oriented manner.

At the outset of any dispute, we work closely with our clients to fully understand and analyze their objectives.  We recognize that it is often in our clients’ best interest to try to avoid the costs of litigation if settlement or other resolutions are possible.  Using a combination of legal knowledge, business acumen and creative thinking, our team focuses on helping our clients achieve their business goals both before and after a suit is filed.

We are adept at working with our clients to develop a comprehensive litigation strategy at the outset of any case and we continue to reevaluate that strategy as the case progresses.  Being a boutique firm that focuses its practice in the field of intellectual property, our team is experienced working together to prioritize efficiency.  Our aim is to maximize benefits of any litigation while minimizing costs for our clients.

We take pride in developing enduring relationships with our clients.  We ensure that our clients are constantly apprised of case developments.  Our team is diligent in working closely with our clients to ensure that the strategic decisions we make are consistent their litigation goals.

Our litigation practices include:

Patent Litigation

Patent Litigation

Our litigation team includes talented attorneys possessing a combination of both legal and technical expertise.  Many of our litigating attorneys have strong technical backgrounds and have years of experience prosecuting patents.  Through this experience, our litigators have developed a vast understanding patent laws, rules and procedure.  Further, our litigation team has at its disposal a host of skilled patent prosecution attorneys of all technical backgrounds to consult on technical issues whenever necessary.

Our team is experienced with analyzing complex infringement or invalidity issues at an early stage with the goal of avoiding costly litigation when possible.  We seek to offer well-researched and well-reasoned counsel to our clients with the goal of helping them quickly achieve their business goals in any patent dispute.
Whether you have been recently made aware of a competitor that is infringing your patent, or have been sent a cease and desist letter accusing your company of patent infringement, our litigation team works with our clients to achieve successful outcomes in patent disputes.  Should a case be commenced, our attorneys are experienced effectively representing clients in Federal Court.  We work hard building your case through documents, witnesses and experts to ensure that your case is supported by the most persuasive evidence possible.

Our attorneys ensure that our clients are aware and fully understand of all of the possibilities that might arise in patent disputes including temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, ITC proceedings, permanent injunctions and post-grant review.

Copyright Litigation

Copyright Litigation

Copyright assets are particularly important for businesses that author or license content.  Our firm represents clients having a wide range of copyrighted material, such as software, books and other written works, art, music, film, compilations, mask works and derivative works.   In addition to representing authors assert their rights against copyright infringers, we have also successfully defended clients accused of copyright infringement.

Our team has experience advocating for our clients in US district and appellate court.  Moreover, we regularly work with our clients to achieve their goals outside of court whenever possible, for example, through take-down requests made under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  We are also equipped to help assist our clients with investigations into potential copyright infringement.

ITC Litigation

ITC Litigation

It may be advantageous to litigate your intellectual property dispute in Section 337 proceedings at the International Trade Commission.  These proceedings have become increasingly popular because they typically resolve themselves far faster than going to trial in Federal Court.  The ITC requires an understanding of law that is unique to the agency and different from Federal Courts.

While the ITC cannot award monetary damages, the ITC can preclude the import of infringing goods and stop the sale of goods already in the United States.  As a result, ITC proceedings may be a good way to achieve a fast and favorable settlement for patent owners.

Our team has experience navigating ITC claims and considers ITC Section 337 investigations an important strategic option for our clients, whether they are a potential complainant, a respondent, or a non-party that has either received a subpoena pursuant to an ITC proceeding or wishes to otherwise intervene in an existing proceeding.

Alternate Dispute Resolution

Alternate Dispute Resolution

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) can help to decide disputes outside the courtroom.  Sometimes parties pursue ADR to avoid the high costs and uncertainty of a lengthy litigation.  This form of dispute resolution may include mediations and arbitrations before U.S. magistrates or other trained neutral mediators, or before international mediation bodies in the case of multinational disputes.

Our litigation attorneys recognize the benefits of ADR when developing litigation strategies with our clients.  ADR can result in binding decisions, and so we recognize the importance of effectively applying superior strategy, efficiency, communication and professionalism when we litigate through ADR.

Appellate

Appellate

We recognize that successful appellate planning requires planning and effective representation at the lower court or agency level well before an appeal is filed.  We work to preserve our clients’ right to appeal at these lower levels by actively objecting and raising issues where and when appropriate.  When it comes to actually filing an appeal, we understand the importance of succinct and precise argumentation and we apply this philosophy to both briefing and oral arguments.