Litigation + Dispute Resolution

Protection of technology is a critical business tool. Your valuable patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and other IP rights would be meaningless without the ability to successfully enforce them. If not effectively managed, however, intellectual property litigation can be needlessly time-consuming and expensive. As an IP boutique with former big-firm litigators, we are uniquely positioned to win cases—and to do so in a cost-efficient way.

Extensive Trial Experience

We have a proven track record of winning cases through strategic motion practice and at trial, as well as maximizing opportunities for favorable settlements. We have tried cases for both plaintiffs and defendants before numerous U.S. federal and state courts, including the popular Eastern District of Texas, through to a jury verdict. Our attorneys also appear before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

In addition, we’re highly experienced in complex, joint-defense litigation, including non-practicing-entity cases. From post-grant reviews to inter partes reviews to covered business method patent reviews, our litigators have handled virtually every type of intellectual property proceeding.

An Understanding of In-House Challenges

We aren’t just former big-firm litigators, however. Our team also includes attorneys who’ve served as in-house counsel for companies such as ExxonMobil. We’ve experienced the challenges in-house counsel face first-hand, including the need to quantify and fully disclose the risks of litigation from the start and the complexity of managing lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions. This deep understanding allows us to partner with in-house counsel to alleviate pressure and strategize beyond merely the case at hand.

Advanced Technical Expertise

Our broad and deep technical expertise, spanning disciplines such as engineering, physics, computer science, biology, materials science, and chemistry, sets us apart from general practice firms. In fact, these firms often turn to us for insight into the intricate technologies involved in IP cases. We combine our technical expertise with substantial trial experience, an in-depth understanding of intellectual property law, and a pragmatic, efficient approach.

Results-Oriented, Cost-Effective Approach

We routinely outperform our opponents by employing strategies that are both results-oriented and cost-effective. We often try cases against large firms that over-staff cases and pursue every potential defense and “rabbit trail” regardless of its chances for success. In contrast, we employ a laser-focused approach to achieve the most effective result for our clients. We adopt a team approach with our clients, which includes:

  • A thorough understanding of our client’s business, technology, and litigation objectives
  • Deep analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of a case from the very beginning to develop a trial strategy as fully as possible early on
  • Development of compelling, consistent themes that marry claim construction, validity, infringement, and damages
  • Management of electronic and other discovery to avoid unnecessary burden and cost
  • Proper staffing with former big-firm trial attorneys and attorneys with deep technical, scientific, and engineering expertise
  • Communication throughout the case to ensure we meet the litigation goals of our client