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We help clients with their business disputes as soon as issues arise.  In our experience, strategic and proactive management of business disagreements can avoid protracted litigation, and better position our clients to achieve their desired outcome in the event that litigation does ensue.  Should a dispute need to go to litigation, our firm has deep experience handling commercial disputes in courts throughout the nation, as well as in arbitration and administrative venues, in the following areas:

Intellectual property litigation, including:

  • Pre-litigation enforcement efforts, including cease-and-desist letters and negotiations
  • Patent infringement
  • Trademark matters including infringement
  • Opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB),
  • Trade dress infringement
  • Copyright infringement
  • False advertising claims
  • IP licensing disputes

Trade secrets misappropriation, including

  • Pre-suit investigation
  • Temporary restraining orders
  • Preliminary injunctions
  • Litigation through trial and appeal

Other business disputes, including

  • Interference with contractual or business relationships
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Antitrust and unfair competition
  • Consumer fraud and unfair trade practices act claims
  • Franchise disputes

Breach of Contract Matters, including

  • Restrictive covenant and covenant-not-to-compete claims
  • Licensing matters
  • Vendor disputes
  • Customer disputes
  • Partnership litigation

General Litigation Services, including

  • Appellate Briefing
    • At all levels, including the United States Supreme Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, both on behalf of our clients and on request of other firms
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, including
    • Mediation
    • Arbitration
  • Third-party subpoena responses, including
    • Document review and production
    • Witnesses representation at deposition or trial
  • Litigation Funding, including
    • Counseling and assistance with litigation funding opportunities
    • Documenting litigation funding transactions