Media Coverage 09.21.18
Representing plaintiffs and defendants in all types of IP litigation, we have successfully tried cases to verdict in both federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. We have argued more than 100 claim construction hearings; obtained and defeated numerous motions for injunctive relief; obtained findings of contempt against recalcitrant infringers; and successfully used the inter partes review process to knock out or neutralize numerous patents asserted in litigation. In the last 10 years alone, we have litigated well over 500 IP cases, appearing in 65 of the 94 U.S. district courts and before many courts of appeals including the Federal Circuit. Our IP Litigation team has extensive experience representing clients in the following types of cases:
Combining litigation savvy, technical expertise and extensive industry knowledge, our trial lawyers have a proven record of success.
We have an enviable winning record in trademark matters before district courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and international tribunals. We have litigated cases involving diverse trademarks and trade symbols, including word marks, logos, trade dress packaging, product design and graphics, frequently with overlapping design patent, utility patent and copyright claims. We have asserted and defended trademarks in more than 200 countries worldwide.
Pillsbury lawyers act swiftly to protect clients’ trade secrets. We have a proven track record of obtaining emergency relief through temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions and a vast amount of experience prosecuting and defending against claims of trade secret misappropriation in federal and state courts.
We have achieved winning results representing rights owners and accused copyright infringers in litigation and have handled several cases in which copyrighted software is allegedly covered by patents that were also at issue.
Our IP litigators have extensive experience before the International Trade Commission, representing clients in investigations into claimed violations of Section 337 through the alleged unlawful importation of products into the United States that infringe U.S. intellectual property.
Pillsbury IP lawyers possess impressive experience litigating post-grant proceedings—the formal processes offered by the USPTO to challenge a competitor’s patent or strengthen an already granted patent. We routinely represent clients in covered business method reviews, derivation proceedings, interferences (applies to patent applications filed prior to March 16, 2013), ex parte reexaminations, inter partes reviews, patent reissues, post-grant reviews, supplemental examinations and appeals, managing parallel patent infringement litigation as post-grant proceedings move forward.
Represented Cuker Interactive LLC in a “David and Goliath” trade secret dispute involving website development for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. An Arkansas jury found that Wal-Mart misappropriated trade secrets, awarding more than $12 million in damages.
Represented HM Electronics in a trademark infringement and unfair competition dispute with R.F. Technologies, winning a permanent injunction, a finding of contempt and obtaining $800,000+ in court-ordered sanctions for the client.
Achieved favorable arbitration ruling for University of Kansas following years litigating a closely watched battle over inventorship credit on National Institute of Health-owned patents covering cancer drug formulations.
Recognized nationally as a top-tier firm for IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Copyright Law, and Trademark Law by S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers (2019).
Ranked by The Legal 500 U.S. in patent prosecution, including reexamination and post-grant proceedings (2018).
Ranked in Washington, DC and Texas as one of the world’s leading IP practices across all aspects of patent law by Intellectual Asset Management’s “IAM Patent 1000” and four partners named individually (2018).