Intellectual Property Litigation

In today’s fast-pace, global economy, success is often predicated on a businesses’ intellectual property asset(s). Which means if your intellectual property is jeopardized – either through a lack of adequate protection, poor strategic planning, infringement, or theft – so is the health of your business. DRM’s IP litigators have the business acumen to help you identify and evaluate all the options relative to your business objectives and the legal ingenuity necessary to counsel you on the best course of action to achieve those goals. With regard to IP litigation, DRM’s arsenal includes the following:

Patent Litigation. If your patent rights are violated, or the patent rights of others threaten your business, DRM’s patent litigators have the technical, legal and project management skills required to achieve an efficient, strategic and cost-effective resolution.

Post-Grant Proceeding | AIA Trials. DRM’s attorneys have the experience required to handle any post-grant proceeding before the USPTO, including Inter partes Review (IPR), Post Grant Review (PGR), Covered Business Method Review (CBM), Ex parte Reexamination, Reissue or Derivation Proceedings. And, our collaborative approach to strategic development ensures your business objectives are at the forefront of every decision made throughout the proceeding.

Trademark Litigation and False Advertising. DRM’s deeply experienced trademark attorneys are adept at negotiating settlements, executing coexistence agreements to resolve issues amicably and, ideally, avoiding the need to spend more on legal fees to litigate, all to ensure that your brand, and budget, remain intact.

Copyright Infringement Litigation. DRM’s copyright infringement lawyers have significant experience litigating and resolving copyright disputes in a number of contexts and a variety of industries. While typically our first course of action it to use alternative resolution tactics such as arbitration, negotiation, cease and desist letters or takedown notices, our team can effectively litigate your matter should that be necessary.

Trade Secret Misappropriation Litigation. The Wall Street Journal recognized DRM for its role in obtaining one of the largest Trade Secret Misappropriation judgments ever awarded in the state of Vermont. This case (hot link to the VMI case study) was noteworthy not only because of the size of the judgment, but also more importantly because of DRM’s use of technology in proving our client’s case.

DRM’s IP litigators are known for creative strategies that resolve disputes to meet our client's goals.

At the outset of your case, we will work with you to develop a litigation plan that meets your needs — including strategy, business objectives, communication protocols, and, of course, budget. As events unfold, you can expect to be closely involved in strategic discussions and quickly informed of developments. For more about how we manage intellectual property litigation, be sure to read the Client's Bill of Rights.

If you'd like more specific information about our IP litigation capabilities and how we manage IP litigation, please contact Brad Fawley or Larry Meier.

DRM’s IP litigators bring your adversaries to the table and your case to a close, quietly and efficiently.

Our IP trial lawyers have litigated cases across the country seeking and defending against injunctions and damages concerning trade secrets, copyrights for the description of thousands of food products sold over the internet, trademark disputes with the largest media company in the world and cutting edge patents covering innovative LED lighting, automated packaging machinery, snowboard bindings, plastic mold making dies, medical devices, mobile surgical facilities, hand pumps, and other technologies.

Our litigators have appeared in both state and federal jurisdictions across the country. Should your matter take you beyond U.S. borders, our position as the exclusive member firm in Vermont for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience - provides one-call access to lawyers in 100+ countries worldwide.

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