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PATENTS

The firm is known for its expertise in Patent Law.  Most of our attorneys are admitted to the Patent Bar.  We assist our clients from the very beginning, from invention harvesting, to the preparation and prosecution of patent applications through issuance at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as enforcement, defense, and monetization of the issued patent.

 

Our patent prosecution practice covers all facets of practice at the USPTO, including American Invents Act proceedings such as IPRs, CBMs and PGRs, as well as reissues, reexaminations, and appeals.

We also have extensive experience representing both patent owners as well as companies accused of infringement in patent infringement lawsuits and proceedings in the Federal District Courts and the International Trade Commission in all technology areas.

We also regularly counsel clients and render opinions in connection with patentability, validity, freedom to operate, and infringement for clients of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 500 corporations.

Our trademark services include evaluating prospective trademarks for clearance and availability for use, and for registrability in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. We undertake ex parte proceedings, such as filing and prosecuting trademark applications, and inter partes opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; as well as policing the market for infringement and representing trademark owners and accused infringers in infringement litigation. Our trademark litigation practice includes ex parte seizure orders, temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and civil contempt proceedings in the Federal District Courts and state courts.

TRADEMARKS

COPYRIGHTS

Our copyright practice includes evaluating works for copyrightability, including registrability, fair use and scope; preparing and filing copyright applications with the United States Copyright Office for all types of works (e.g. software, works of art, product packaging, labels, fabrics, websites, infomercials, and audio visual media); and representing copyright owners and accused infringers in infringement litigation, including ex parte seizure orders, temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and civil contempt proceedings in the Federal District Courts.

In our unfair competition practice, we represent clients in issues relating to unfair trade practices, including trade dress infringement, false advertising, and Federal unfair competition actions under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act and state law causes of action, such as the right of publicity, and violations of noncompete and nondisclosure agreements.

UNFAIR COMPETITION

TRADE SECRETS

Our trade secret practice includes advising our clients on procedures to maintain confidentiality of valuable technical and business information to achieve and maintain protectability as trade secrets, including preparation and negotiation of non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, and representing trade secret owners and accused infringers in trade secret misappropriation disputes and litigation.

As part of false advertising practice, we evaluate advertisements in all media for false advertising and claim substantiation, and representing clients in disputes, proceedings and litigation in the Federal Trade Commission, Federal District Courts and state courts.

FALSE ADVERTISING