Intellectual property law protects inventions, designs, trade names, and other original works. Whether dealing with high-tech products or the marketing materials that promote them, at Wick Phillips, we know how the law affects your intellectual property, and we also understand how intellectual property rights and disputes can impact your business. Our team of intellectual property attorneys balance their legal experience with business insight to provide comprehensive and strategic counseling for every type of intellectual property matter—from the procurement of intellectual property rights to litigation.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Our trial attorneys have represented clients in numerous intellectual property lawsuits, involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. We have litigated these matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country with a demonstrated track record of success. Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers, not just litigators. In all intellectual property litigation matters, we immediately assess the factual and legal issues, work with you to design a plan that will meet your legal and business objectives in a cost-effective manner, and develop and prepare the case with our trial strategy in mind.
Patent Litigation and Post-Grant Proceedings
We have particular expertise in representing clients in patent infringement actions, representing both patent owners and accused infringers. Our team includes registered patent attorneys with the technical knowledge and litigation experience to handle all aspects of patent enforcement or defense. Our practice also includes the post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), which covers all administrative proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including Inter Partes Review (IPR), Post-Grant Review (PGR), and Ex Parte Reexamination proceedings. In handling patent litigation and proceedings before the USPTO, we work with clients to develop cost-effective, business-focused strategies, keeping concurrent patent litigation issues and business objectives in mind.
Our patent litigation team has represented clients in cases involving a wide ranging set of technologies, including medical devices and implants, semiconductors, telecommunications, oil and gas, manufacturing, materials, automotive, power generation, optics, lasers, signal processing, digital imaging, encryption, banking, software, gaming, and standard-essential patents (e.g., ETSI, IEEE).
A trademark is the face of your business or organization. Protecting your corporate identity is crucial to growing your brand. If you find your trademark is currently being infringed, our team of litigators is prepared to protect your interests.
Creating original work is a large investment of time, money, and energy. While your work is copyrighted from the moment of creation, it is necessary to obtain a registration with the copyright office to preserve your investment and enforce your copyright. Our IP team is well versed in all aspects of copyright enforcement to protect your work from being reproduced, distributed, displayed, or performed without your consent.
Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Procurement and Prosecution
Our practice assists clients with all facets of patent, trademark, and copyright procurement and protection, including preparation, filing, and prosecution of applications. Our attorneys recognize the importance and value of protecting your interests. Exclusivity is paramount to maximizing value.
Our trade secret practice can audit and identify your company’s valuable trade secrets and handle all forms of litigation involving trade secret disputes. Our trial attorneys have experience in state and federal courts dealing with trade secret disputes including breaches of non-disclosure and non-compete agreements, former employees’ retention and use of proprietary customer lists and proprietary information, and theft of proprietary information. We frequently prosecute and oppose claims under the Uniform Trade Secret Act (UTSA), Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), and related state misappropriation and unfair competition laws, as well applications for temporary restraining orders (TROs) and preliminary injunctive relief.
For more information, please contact one of our Intellectual Property practice group leaders by clicking the image below for Brett Pinkus and/or David Higer.