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Intellectual Property Litigation

When representing clients in the enforcement of their intellectual property rights, our attorneys pursue the most cost-effective manner for resolving disputes based on their keen understanding of client business needs, legal issues, technical matters and potential risks and costs of litigation and other strategies. Our representation includes companies and technologies in biotechnology, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical and surgical devices, semiconductor manufacturing and computers and software.

We regularly prosecute and defend against claims of: infringement, misappropriation and counterfeiting of all intellectual property assets, including patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, copyrights, licenses and domain names. We are experienced at handling complex disputes related to ownership, unfair competition and business practices, false advertising, contracts, computer technology and software matters.

Our experienced attorneys appear in litigation matters and handle proceedings before state courts, federal district courts, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. We have extensive trial experience and are skilled at handling all phases of litigation, including temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, seizures, declaratory judgment proceedings, trials and appeals. 

Because our focus is on the business needs of our clients, when the costs or risks associated with litigation are not in their best interest, we draw upon our extensive experience using alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, arbitration and negotiated settlements.

Experience

Anti-Cybersquatting
Anti-Cybersquatting Claim
Federal Anti-Cybersquatting and Trademark Infringement Claims
Contracts
Private Duty Technology License
Software Licensing Contract Negotiation for Healthcare Laboratory
Major Software Licensing Contract Negotiation for Regional Hospital
Software Licensing Contract Negotiation for Higher Education Organization
Technology Contract Negotiation for Manufacturing Company
Software License Contract Negotiation for Clinical Healthcare Organization
Copyrights
Successful Representation in Copyright Disputes
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Federal Copyright Registrations
Settled Copyright infringement Case Prior to Trial
Resolved Copyright Infringement Dispute
Federal Copyright, Trade Dress and Trademark Infringement Action
Defense Against Violation of Copyrights
E-Business
Online Contracting Model Development
Counseling and Development of Various Web and Business Agreements
Information Governance
Compliance with FTC's Red Flag Rules
Document Retention Policy Requirements
Multistate Personal Information Protection Requirements
Personal Information Protection Requirements
Intellectual Property Portfolio Management
Counseling, Prosecution and Management of Various Portfolios
Prosecution and Management of Trademark Portfolio
Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures
Acquisition of Specialty Finance Company by Texas-based Family Office
Patents
Patent Counseling
Successful Defense of Patent Infringement Claims
Favorable Settlement in Patent Infringement Case
Patent Infringement Representation
Foreign Patent Litigation
Favorable Terms Prior to Discovery in Patent Infringement Case
Prosecution of Patent Infringement
Defense of Patent Infringement Claims
Trade Secrets
Enforcement of Non-Competition Agreements and Trade Secret Rights
Defense of Breach of Joint Venture Charges and Theft of Trade Secrets Claim for $15 Million
Lawsuit Alleging Misappropriation and Attempt to Sell Trade Secrets
Statutory Theft of Trade Secrets Action
Defense against Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims
Theft of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
Stolen and Reproduced Goods
Trademarks
Non-Compete Enforcement
Global Brand Trademark Portfolio
Trademark Portfolio Management
Multi-Brand Trademark Portfolio
Successful Trademark Opposition Involving Convergence of Technology
Federal Certification Mark Prosecutions Against Counterfeiting Doctors
Trademark Infringement and False Statement of Origin Case
Settlement Reached in Trademark Infringement Suit
Clothing Trademark Infringement Suit
Trademark and Trade Dress Infringement Case
Settlement in Trademark Infringement Action
Prosecution of Trademark Rights and Non-competition Covenants Violations
Defense of Trademark Infringement Claims
Trademark Opposition Proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
Defense of Trademark Infringement Case Brought by Foreign Manufacturer
Obtained Ex Parte Federal Court Seizure Order
Other
Theft of Trade Secrets and Unfair Trade Practices
Enforcing Trademarks and Non-Competition Obligation
Theft of Trade Secrets
Prosecuted Patent Infringement Claims
Breach of Non-Competition and Non-Disclosure Agreements Suits

Events

June 24, 2014  THE NEW "STAR" WARS: When Your Top Performers Come or Go - Best Practices in CT & NY For Using Non-Competes and Protecting Your Trade Secrets
June 12, 2014  International Association of Privacy Professionals KnowledgeNet
July 17, 2013  Hiring Competitors' Employees, Enforcing Non-Competes and Protecting Trade Secrets in a Social Media Age
April 15, 2013  What You Need to Know About Copyright, Patents and Trademarks
March 30 - April 1, 2012  Startup Weekend Stamford
November 6, 2010  Southern California Mediation Association's 22nd Annual Fall Conference
October 19, 2010  Subpoenas: What You Need To Know To Respond
August 8, 2010  Protection Against Third Party Adoption of Trademarks on Social Media
August 6, 2010  Hollywood Goes Virtual: Using Virtual World Concepts and Content in Films
June 3, 2010  2010 Connecticut Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) Institute
April 1, 2010  Protecting The Business Jewels
March 8, 2010  Beyond Patents: Using Trade Secrets and Copyrights to Safeguard Your Information
June 8, 2009  "An ADR Professional’s Guide: Health Care Industry Cultural Differences and Regulatory ADR Framework"
May 8, 2009  Protecting Intellectual Property: What Corporate Counsel and the General Practitioner Need to Know in an Uncertain Economy
April 3, 2009  Best Practices: Developing a Presence in the Virtual World
February 12, 2009  Introduction to Copyright Law
September 10, 2008  Mandated Safeguards for Personal Information Seminar - Stamford
September 9, 2008  Mandated Safeguards for Personal Information Seminar - Hartford
June 25, 2008  "Ombuds and Other Alternatives to Preventing, Managing and Resolving Disputes"
June 11, 2008  INTA Administrators' Roundtable
June 11, 2008  Trademark Administrators Roundtable
May 23, 2007  E-Discovery for Health Care Providers
April 25, 2007  P2P Downloading of Musical Recordings: A Legal Update
October 19, 2006  Alliance for Connecticut Technology 3rd Annual Innovation Day and Award Dinner
September 28, 2005  Alliance for Connecticut Technology Innovation Fair
September 19, 2005  Federal Civil Practice & Procedure
April 14, 2005  Legal Issues in Marketing and Advertising
April 3, 2004  An Overview of Legal Forms of Business, Intellectual Property, Contracts and Leases and Protecting Business Interests
October 23, 2003  Internet Liability and Exposures Inherent to Doing Business on the Web
October 9, 2003  Legal Issues in Marketing and Advertising
February 10, 2003  A Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules and Procedures in Connecticut
October 4, 2002  Copyright and Technology Law
June 16, 2000  Financing the Enterprises of the Internet: Using Intellectual Property as Collateral For a Loan
March 2000  Surfing the Law: Real-Time Applications of Proposed Intellectual Statutes
March 2000  The Curious Case of Microzon.com - A Case Study in Intellectual Property Financing

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