IP Litigation

Intellectual property is a critical, valuable part of your business.  It can also be leveraged unfairly to disrupt your legitimate business goals.  Having represented both plaintiffs and defendants, our firm is adept at both protecting intellectual property and protecting your business from accusations of infringement.

Our substantive experience runs the entire IP spectrum: patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and domain name disputes.  Because of the breadth of our practice areas, our attorneys have found themselves litigating IP disputes in multiple venues across the country including district courts, appellate courts (including the Federal Circuit), and arbitration tribunals such as WIPO, the USPTO, and the ITC in Section 337 investigations.

We have litigated over 100 IP disputes in federal court.  A sample of representative IP matters handled by our attorneys include:

  • Represented major retailer in a patent infringement lawsuit in the Central District of California which settled favorably after the firm filed a request for Inter Partes Review (IPR) with the USPTO.

  • Representing logistics startup in trade secrets arbitration originally filed in the Eastern District of Kentucky, which we succeeded in transferring to the Northern District of California, after which time we successfully compelled the matter to arbitration.

  • On behalf of an award-winning Internet Service Provider, prevailed in a two-week jury trial before the Honorable Florence-Marie Cooper in the Central District of California in a trademark infringement dispute. Later secured affirmance on the appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 

  • Secured minimal damages verdict after a jury trial, in a case where defendant-client had stipulated to patent infringement. Presently on appeal to the Federal Circuit.

  • Represented defendant in a trademark infringement lawsuit in which our client’s “Love the Monster” advertising campaign was accused of infringing plaintiff’s “Monster” mark for beverages.

  • Represented major technology company in a patent infringement lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas brought by a non-practicing entity.  The matter was favorably resolved prior to the first scheduling conference.

  • On behalf of major technology company, obtained dismissal with prejudice in a patent infringement lawsuit in the District of Delaware brought by a non-practicing entity. 

  • Represented a mobile computer accessory distributor in a patent infringement action in the District of Colorado and in a Section 337 investigation before the International Trade Commission. Both cases were settled very favorably for the firm's client.

  • Together with co-counsel, represented Los Angeles technology company in a lawsuit against former chief engineer and other former employees for misappropriation of trade secrets. Obtained highly favorable settlement on the eve of taking first deposition in the matter.

  • Represented plaintiff in a copyright infringement lawsuit against, inter alia, a major toy company. 

  • In various Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) arbitrations, prevailed in securing domain names on behalf of complainants and defeating the complaint on behalf of respondents.

  • Represented numerous retailers in connection with various copyright infringement lawsuits involving fabric designs.