Trademark and trade dress claims, trade secret claims and patent claims (both infringement and patent abuse)
A business’s unique knowledge, inventions and identity are among its most important assets. We counsel clients on issues such as exploitation of patented and non-patented technology, potential monopolization issues and licensing of technology and know-how. We understand the importance of a company’s identity, and the laws that prohibit others from using it for their own advantage. We counsel our clients in patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret issues, and have successfully represented them when litigation becomes unavoidable.
Other areas affecting competition
The Competitive Issues and Opportunities Group’s purpose is to use common law and statutes in creative ways to assist our clients in competing in effective and lawful ways and resisting unlawful competition against our clients. This requires our attorneys to be skilled in many areas of laws beyond those listed specifically above, including:
Interference with Prospective Economic Relations
Abuse of Process/Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings
Internet Law, including Domain Name Disputes