Intellectual Property Litigation
When intellectual property disputes arise, businesses need cost-effective and creative solutions to protect market position, stem potential losses, win meaningful recompense and enable a return to business as usual. Whether you seek to protect your intellectual property or defend an infringement claim, Quarles & Brady LLP, an intellectual property law firm, has the national experience, knowledge and resources to meet your goals anywhere, any time.
|We use a team approach to IP cases. We combine the superb courtroom skills of our IP trial lawyers with the technical abilities of our renowned IP office practitioners. Among other accomplishments, our patent lawyers obtained the stem cell patent that IP Worldwide called one of the “10 patents that changed the world.”|
The members of the Quarles & Brady Intellectual Property Litigation Team have extensive experience in helping clients protect and enforce their intellectual property rights in a broad range of technologies in forums across the country. As accomplished, aggressive trial lawyers, we have litigated cases in state, federal and appellate courts in nearly every state in the country. We have also carefully guided clients through every step of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and out-of-court settlements.
Quarles & Brady attorneys know intellectual property law from the inside out. We understand the issues facing businesses as they attempt to protect their intellectual property assets. We have extensive experience in helping clients enforce their rights against piracy, theft and competing claims and in defending against such claims.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT OUR COMMITMENT TO WINNING
“In a patent dispute involving our most important drug discovery to date, we called upon the IP Litigation team at Quarles & Brady to defend Pharmasset based, in part, on the Q&B team's extensive experience with technology transfer. The team delivered a complete victory at trial, including invalidating the patents asserted against Pharmasset. I would not hesitate to recommend the team to any other company facing a patent dispute.”
P. Schaefer Price, Chief Executive Officer, Pharmasset, Inc.
“The IP litigation team at Quarles & Brady has tackled complex intellectual property matters for us, distilled them down to their essence, focused on the critical issues, developed successful litigation strategies, and battled opposing counsel where necessary. Their lawyers know how to win. The complexity and importance of IP cases demand the skills of lawyers who focus on IP litigation. This focus by our Q&B team translates to effective legal services delivered in a cost-effective manner.”
Kenneth J. Hansen, Vice President and General Counsel, Epic Systems Corporation
“The Quarles & Brady IP litigation team knows how to approach complex intellectual property matters and to reduce the story to a simplified form so that the judge and jury can understand the science involved and the critical issues in dispute. They are also very much committed to winning, and it shows. I have hired the IP litigation team for several cases, not only because of their litigation abilities but also because of the team’s ability to communicate and manage a case with me to arrive at a successful outcome.”
David Kettner, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Virent Energy Systems, Inc. and former Chief Legal Counsel for Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)
We Handle Every Type of IP Dispute:
Patents Prosecution and defense of infringement lawsuits in federal district courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) and the International Trade Commission, and interferences and re-examinations in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Trademarks Prosecution and defense of infringement claims in state and federal courts, and oppositions and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and appeals to the CAFC.
Copyrights Prosecution and defense of infringement claims in federal court.
Trade Secrets Prosecution and defense of trade secret claims in state and federal courts.
False Advertising and Right of Publicity Prosecution and defense of false advertising and right of publicity claims under the laws of various states and the Lanham Act.
Domain Names Prosecution and defense of domain name disputes under the UDRP and in state and federal courts.
Intellectual Property Licensing Prosecution and defense of IP licensing disputes in state and federal courts.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT OUR CREATIVE SOLUTIONS
“When SmartSound was faced with the need to protect a critical software patent, a search of many firms led us to Quarles & Brady. They were quick to understand our technology and formulate a strategy that would be most beneficial to our business objectives. Developing a strong case and then executing a precisely timed strategy gave our company the leverage we needed.”
Geoff Hufford, Vice President Product Development, SmartSound Software Inc.
“Quarles & Brady provided our companies and employees with superb support during a recent trade secret lawsuit, resulting in a timely, cost-effective and strategically appropriate settlement with an overly aggressive opponent. Quarles & Brady was consistently available to us irrespective of the time of day, weekends or holidays, and made extraordinary efforts to be available to our Board of Directors, as needed. Our positive experience with Quarles & Brady gives us every reason to recommend its services to others, and to re-engage Quarles & Brady should the need arise.”
Charles W. Bishop, Ph.D. President & CEO, Cytochroma Inc.
Our Experience as Trial Lawyers Adds Value Outside of the Courtroom:
Our IP litigators can also help you outside of the courtroom. Their experience in the courtroom gives them valuable insights on how to safeguard your own IP assets and how to avoid infringing others’ IP rights. By sharing those insights with our clients on a regular basis, we help our clients capitalize on new opportunities for growth, while avoiding problems through preventive measures. We frequently counsel our clients in the areas of:
• Establishing or improving trade secret programs
• Reviewing patent portfolios to identify licensing opportunities
• Conducting due diligence and other mergers and acquisitions support
For more information on how our Intellectual Property lawyers can provide solutions for your disputes, please contact Anthony A. Tomaselli at (608) 283-2491 /
, David R. Cross at (414) 277-5669 /
, Richard W. Young (312) 715-5260 /
, Gregory P. Sitrick at (602) 229-5317 /
, Deanna Conn at (520) 770-8715 /
, Bill Hamilton at (813) 387-0266 /
or your local Quarles & Brady attorney.