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We help clients with their business disputes as soon as issues arise, assisting with pre-litigation investigations, cease and desist letters, and pre-suit settlement negotiations.  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 intellectual property and commercial disputes in courts throughout the nation, as well as in arbitration and administrative venues.  We have extensive experience in all phases of litigation, including seeking temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, class actions, and bench and jury trials.  We also regularly assist clients in various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including international and domestic arbitrations in a variety of tribunals, as well as mediation before both private mediators and judges.

We have deep subject matter experience in the following areas:

Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets litigation, including:

  • Patent infringement in both Federal Court and International Trade Commission
  • Trade Secrets misappropriation
  • 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 and ownership disputes

Other business disputes, including:

  • Breach of contract disputes including with vendors, customers, and other business partners
  • Restrictive covenant disputes including covenant-not-to-compete claims
  • 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
  • Partnership and closely-held shareholder litigation