Patent Litigation and Counseling

We are trial lawyers who vigorously defend our clients against patent infringement claims asserted by competitors or by non-practicing entities. We also help clients protect their innovations against competitors who infringe their patents.  The breadth and depth of our patent trial experience is unmatched in a firm of our size.  But we value most the victories we achieve through creative strategies that result in a business win—without the risk or expense of trial.

We have successfully tried patent cases to verdict in the federal district courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Court of Federal Claims. We also are experienced appellate advocates with a winning record at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Most patent cases are filed in federal district court—where our lawyers have won bench trials and jury trials in jurisdictions from coast to coast. We have tried district court patent cases on various technologies ranging from pharmaceuticals (“Hatch-Waxman” litigation) to electronic switches to dental tools.

Many patentees turn to the International Trade Commission to block competitors from importing goods into the U.S. The ITC has unique rules and rocket-docket speed. We have a winning track record at the ITC, where we have tried cases for clients ranging from LCD display panel circuit designers to windshield wiper manufacturers.

In the Court of Federal Claims, patent owners assert claims against the U.S. government, which is the world’s largest technology consumer. Few patent litigators have experience in this court. Our lawyers have CFC trial experience and they understand the nuances of battling the government on patent issues. With this understanding we have also successfully created a settlement with a patent holder, since our client only sold to the government.

When we work up a case, we begin preparing for trial from Day One. That means formulating a focused and clear strategy on what evidence and arguments will carry the day at trial. This focus leads to efficient discovery and clear-eyed litigation tactics; we collect the evidence we need and do not bog down in unnecessary discovery or pointless procedural battles. Our goal is to find a way to reach a quick and efficient business victory.