Intellectual Property Litigation

With the increasing risk of intellectual property infringement in today’s business environment, protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights requires immediate and decisive action, including pursuing litigation and securing injunctive or monetary relief for damages. Butler Snow’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group has extensive experience in complex intellectual property, anti-trust and unfair competition litigation, including matters concerning trademark, copyright and patent infringement, false advertising, trade secret misappropriation, trade dress infringement, domain name disputes and franchise termination. Our attorneys are experienced in all areas of intellectual property, technology commercialization, domestic and international licensing. We represent clients in both federal and state trial and appellate courts.

Our clients range from multinational organizations with established worldwide intellectual property and technology interests to individuals and start-up entities entering the domestic or international marketplace for the first time. We are focused on providing the assistance needed for today’s complex technology and intellectual property issues.

Our management work plan for IP litigation strategy depends on the size and complexity of the matter, the business goals, whether our client will be the plaintiff or defendant, the role of in-house counsel and the level of involvement of our client. Our team’s initial strategy is updated regularly, beginning with the decision on whether it is best to take an offensive rather than defensive posture. Our general trial strategy is to marshal the proof around the desired theme of the case, developed in consultation with the client and, in a number of cases, with experts and consultants.