Preti Flaherty’s IP Litigation team is formed from accomplished attorneys selected from the firm’s Intellectual Property and Litigation Groups. Our IP litigators are skilled in all varieties of dispute resolution and work as part of the firm’s comprehensive Intellectual Property practice.  We understand the great importance of protecting valuable intellectual property assets, and we regularly work with clients to implement sophisticated, cross-disciplinary strategies to achieve excellent results.

Bringing Together Intellectual Property and Litigation Experience
With the ability to draw from Preti’s broader experience in commercial and appellate litigation, our IP litigators also have the added benefit of our broader IP group’s advanced technical knowledge and the diverse subject knowledge of our colleagues in other practice areas. Additionally, members of our team have abundant experience as in-house counsel, tasked with the management and protection of IP assets. This insider perspective allows us to better understand and pursue our clients’ true goals in litigation.

We have handled a wide range of matters for clients of all sizes and varieties. Our litigation efforts are always closely aligned with our clients’ overall portfolio management strategies, which we often help them craft as IP general counsel.

Patent Litigation
Our IP Litigation team has significant experience in the technically and legally complicated area of patent disputes. We regularly practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, federal district courts, the Federal Circuit, the International Trade Commission and, through relationships with our foreign associates, in foreign patent offices and courts. Our attorneys have handled a wide range of patent dispute resolution beyond general litigation, including mediations, arbitrations, appeals, and in such diverse forums as multidistrict and international courts.

Trademark Litigation
Preti’s trademark litigators regularly help clients enforce their rights to their brands across numerous platforms. Our attorneys understand the critical role that a company’s brand and public identity play in its success and we work aggressively to resolve disputes around these key assets. Our team regularly represents clients on these issues in a variety of jurisdictions, including the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and federal courts throughout the nation, and we work to quickly and efficiently get results for our clients, whether in or out of court.

Our work for clients has included a wide range of matters including:

  • Brand, logo and slogan protection
  • Advertising issues
  • Web domain rights enforcement
  • Product name disputes

Trade Secrets
In addition to our work protecting a company’s patents and trademarks, our IP litigators also assist clients with the protection of their trade secrets and essential company know-how. Several of our attorneys have worked as in-house counsel with major corporations on these matters and our team has extensive experience assisting companies with strategic plans, employment policies and enforcement actions to protect proprietary information. We recognize that trade secrets are often as important as patented technologies and we aggressively protect this asset for numerous clients.

A Global Practice, Across Jurisdictions
In addition to our work in numerous federal jurisdictions, our Intellectual Property Group is proud to maintain a global practice through long-standing relationships with foreign firms. Having represented clients before the International Trade Commission, our attorneys excel at unwinding complicated international matters and fully anticipating and responding to the challenges faced by multinational companies and institutions. Our team provides incisive counsel on IP disputes that fully reflects corporate strategies and takes into account the range of factors that come into play when intellectual property crosses national borders.

As intellectual property owners engage in the global economy, our IP litigators are an essential part of our clients’ efforts to protect and defend their valuable assets.