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 team has represented clients in dozens of 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. In all intellectual property litigation matters, we immediately assess the factual and legal issues, and work with you to design a plan that will meet your legal and business objectives in a cost-effective manner.
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.
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 Procurement and Prosecution
Our patent practice assists clients with all facets of patent procurement and protection, including preparation, filing, and prosecution of patent applications. Our attorneys recognize the importance and value of protecting your interests. Exclusivity is paramount to maximizing value.