practice areas

intellectual property

We represent clients in the litigation of trade secret misappropriation, trademark, copyright and trade dress infringement, unfair competition and right of publicity claims. We are swift and aggressive, with an eye toward the most favorable and cost-effective resolution.

Our practice includes: trying cases before courts and arbitral tribunals, sending and defending cease and desist letters; drafting employment, non-disclosure, confidentiality, and non-competition agreements; and developing employee guidelines and training programs designed to guard our clients’ IP.

In addition, we assess IP portfolios and secure trademarks and copyrights to ensure that our clients best position themselves for competitive advantage. 

Representations by our attorneys include:

  • Won jury verdict of over $20 million for a railway industry client in the prosecution of trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and unjust enrichment claims against competitor.

  • Represented a semiconductor technology client in patent, trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement, and antitrust action related to electronic devices used in cell phones.

  • Represented a U.S. designer of solar-powered lights against Chinese-based manufacturers that were marketing and selling counterfeit versions.

  • Won a U.S. arbitration for a global pharmaceutical company in an intellectual property licensing dispute in which the claimant sought more than $140 million in damages; following a nearly four-week hearing, the arbitral tribunal awarded no damages to the claimant.

  • Won dismissal of $100 million in claims for trademark infringement, false advertising, unfair competition, and defamation brought against a leading manufacturer of artificial turf fields by its fiber supplier.

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