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Intellectual Property Litigation

DMSHB’s IP litigation attorneys assist individuals and businesses in all aspects of intellectual property litigation. Our trial lawyers provide representation in state and federal district courts, in mediations and arbitrations, and in state and federal appellate courts.

Patent Litigation

From the initial meeting to the final resolution, our attorneys focus on identifying goals and achieving objectives in patent litigation. Is the patent valid or is it subject to attack on legal grounds, such as anticipation or obviousness? If the patent is valid and a client is accused of infringement, what is a reasonable royalty based on the industry, invention and scope of the protection? We understand that litigation costs and risks impact bottom lines. By asking these questions from the outset, our patent litigation attorneys design litigation strategies to meet clients’ objectives, whether that means working towards a rapid negotiated settlement or whether that achieving goals through extended litigation.

In each patent case, we develop trial themes early on, and we build the case around those themes. We understand that while many cases settle before trial, a strong foundation must be laid long before the trial date approaches. This is particularly true where complex patented technologies are involved. Our patent litigation attorneys understand that juries consist of laypeople who oftentimes have no context or background in the relevant patented technologies. We start early and identify analogies, illustrations and strategies designed to simplify complicated concepts so that juries can understand them if a trial becomes necessary.

Trademark Litigation

In trademark litigation, our attorneys develop proactive strategies for cost-effective representation by asking the right questions early on. Through early analysis of the strength of the protected mark, similarities with the accused mark and the likelihood of confusion, our attorneys develop effective strategies and case themes. Our attorneys investigate thoroughly to determine whether actual customer confusion exists? By asking these and other questions from the outset, our attorneys design litigation strategies to meet clients’ objectives.

Copyright Litigation

Our copyright litigation attorneys offer legal services to artists, authors, musicians, architects, builders, small businesses and others.  Our attorneys use creative strategies and early analysis to advance client goals in copyright litigation.  By carefully analyzing infringement and damages issues, our attorneys help clients to reduce litigation costs and achieve business objectives through copyright litigation.

Trade Secret & Unfair Competition Litigation

In addition to providing strategic advice designed to preserve secrets that are critical to our clients’ businesses, our attorneys also provide litigation services designed to preserve and protect those secrets when they come under attack. When litigation becomes necessary, we quickly initiate action to address the disclosure of information and work to seal off the information so it does not receive further exposure to public channels.

Trade secret litigation is fast-paced and requires unique knowledge of the laws that apply and the strategies that impact case outcomes.  Contact us to learn more about trade secret strategies that can be employed both before and during trade secret litigation.

Learn More

To learn more about the intellectual property litigation services we provide to our clients, please call us at 952-432-3136 or, if you prefer, contact us via e-mail.