Our extensive litigation experience includes handling numerous cases before trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. Clients and colleagues engage us for complex business disputes involving intellectual property (IP) issues such as patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright, trade secret, antitrust, unfair competition, false advertising, fraud, misappropriation, licensing, software, technology and related issues.

We often serve as local counsel or co-counsel for colleagues whose clients encounter necessary or unavoidable litigation involving IP and related issues.

However you find yourself or your client involved in litigation, we have the experience and team to help you get where you want to go. Below are some examples of the IP litigation matters we have handled and may be willing to undertake for you. Click here to contact us regarding services.

Representative Litigation Engagements

  • Copyright Litigation - Consulting expert for customer relationship management (CRM) software owner in U.S. District Court case for infringement, breach of contract, and conversion.  Successfully mediated resolution.
  • Patent, Trademark, and Trade Dress Litigation - Counsel to international food container manufacturer enforcing patent, trademark and trade dress rights against competitor in U.S. District Court.  Obtained court-ordered injunctive relief.
  • Computer Hardware and Software Patent Litigation - Defended subsidiary of publicly-traded company against patent infringement claims concerning wireless thin client technology.  Obtained dismissal of claims.
  • Trade Secret Litigation  - Defended information technology (IT) consulting firm against claims that client had stolen trade secrets after client replaced competitor on multi-million dollar maintenance and upgrade of utility software and systems. Obtained dismissal. Affirmed by U.S. Court of Appeals. See Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. v. Electronic Data Systems Corporation v. Computer Technology Solutions, Inc., 273 Fed.Appx. 834, 2008 WL 1700204 (11th Cir. 2008).
  • Semiconductor Patent Litigation - Defended overseas manufacturer of computer chips (semiconductors and toroid transformers) and U.S. subsidiary against patent infringement allegations. See e.g., Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Bel Fuse, Inc. et al., 2010 WL 2464811 (N.D.Cal. 2010).  Obtained dismissal of U.S. District Court case.
  • Electronics Patent Litigation - Defended subsidiary of publicly-traded company against patent infringement claims filed by global competitor in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia concerning flicker compensation systems for flat panel displays. Obtained dismissal of U.S. District Court case.
  • Retail Patent Infringement Litigation - Counsel to national retailers (restaurant chain, electronics retail store, office supply retail store) defending against patent infringement claims made by Non-Practicing Entity (NPE or patent troll) concerning financial transaction systems. See Ware et al. v. Circuit City Stores, Inc. et al, 2010 WL 767094 (N.D.Ga. 2010). Obtained dismissals of U.S. District Court case(s).
  • Retail Copyright Infringement Litigation - Defended national department store retailer and product supplier against allegations of infringing copyright and engaging in unfair competition.  Obtained dismissal of allegations.
  • Manufacturing Unfair Competition Litigation - Defended North American vehicle parts manufacturer against competitor's claims of unfair competition (trade dress), theft of trade secrets and unjust enrichment in Ohio state court.  Obtained dismissal.
  • Non Profit IP Litigation - Defended 501(c)(3) organization against conversion and misappropriation of IP claims in trial, appellate and bankruptcy courts.  Obtained court-ordered dismissals. See e.g., Fowler v. Our Loving Mother's Children, Inc. et al., 262 Ga. App. 288; 585 S.E.2d 211 (Ga. App. 2003); Little Drummer Boy Productions, Inc. v. OLMC, Inc. et al., 2001 WL 766963 (E.D.La. 2001); In Re Waitz, 567 S.E.2d 87, 255 Ga.App. 841, 2 FCDR 1817 (Ga. App. 2002).
  • False Marking/Deceptive Trade Practices Litigation - Counsel to exclusive patent licensee in infringement, false marking, and deceptive trade practices case. Obtained court-ordered injunctive relief and damages. See Enforcer Products, Inc. v. Robert Birdsong et al., 98 F.3d 1359, 40 U.S.P.Q.2d 1958, 1996 WL 592161 (Fed. Cir. 1996).