Litigation

Our firm handles commercial disputes in courts throughout the nation, as well as in arbitration venues, in the following areas:

  • Intellectual property litigation, including:
    • Patent infringement and licensing disputes
    • Trademark matters including infringement, as well as opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
    • Trade dress infringement
    • Copyright infringement
    • Misappropriation of trade secrets claims
    • Unfair competition matters
    • False advertising claims
  • Breach of contract matters, including restrictive covenant/covenant-not-to- compete claims
  • Other business disputes such as claims related to interference with contracts or business relationships, fraud and misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, and state unfair trade practices act claims

Strategic Legal Risk Management

Our firm assists businesses in understanding their key legal risks, especially with regard to intellectual property. We develop and implement customized policies, procedures and training programs for at least minimizing, if not eliminating, these risks. Where necessary, we draw upon our network of counsel with deep experience in specialized areas, such as antitrust and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, for assistance, enabling our firm to develop a robust strategic legal risk management program that addresses the needs of a particular business.

Using a similar process and method, our firm also assists businesses and investors acquiring assets or a business (or a business getting ready for an acquisition) to understand and manage legal risks present within the asset or business being acquired. This enhanced due diligence service uncovers risks usually not found in traditional due diligence methods, which can impact not only the deal, but the value of the asset or business post-closing.

Intellectual Property Counseling

Our firm advises and assists clients in developing and implementing an effective intellectual property protection program for their business. While we do not help clients secure patents, trademark or copyright registrations, we have a network of experienced counsel with whom we work and can provide appropriate referrals, as well as oversight of the application process if desired. We also provide a customized program for protecting trade secrets, an often under-protected yet highly valuable asset of every business.