Intellectual Property Strategic Counseling

Success Stories

Literary and Artistic Works

Rick has negotiated licenses for such works as the Littlest Angel, the Home Alone motion pictures, New York Times best sellers, the works of L. Frank Baum and The Black Stallion. Rick has represented both authors and publishers in negotiating publishing agreements.

Patent Rights

Quarles & Brady successfully enforced the patent rights of its client, Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc., against one of its primary regional competitors in the snow and ice equipment industry. In a complete victory in the Western District of Wisconsin, the Q&B team obtained favorable summary judgment rulings on both validity and infringement of Monroe's patent on its innovative wing plow support posts, which offer a host of benefits to Monroe's municipal customers, including increasing the safety of their plow operators. Before proceeding to a jury trial on the amount of damages owed by the infringer, the parties reached a confidential settlement agreement. Click here to read more.