Intellectual Property Litigation
With patent law experience spanning 115 years, Quarles & Brady maintains a robust Intellectual Property Litigation Team, highly experienced and specifically trained to protect your patent rights. Not only do we know patent law inside and out, but we understand the nuances of intellectual property litigation, which yields better results for you.
Your intellectual property may be technological and complex, but when it comes to dealing with courts and juries, we are deliberately not
. While we have extensive experience helping our clients resolve patent disputes in a broad range of industries, in forums across the country, we never assume the judges and juries with whom we deal will possess that same level of knowledge. We speak to parties in their own language, stating our arguments in terms that match their relative expertise in the matters at hand. We understand the intricacies so they don't have to.
|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. |
— David Kettner, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Virent Energy Systems, Inc.
We successfully defended a client in a case involving DNA synthesis, achieving a jury decision of no infringement and invalidity of the plaintiff's patent, by making an easily comprehensible comparison between the previously patented process and brewing coffee. By equating an extremely technical procedure with something people do every day, we created a context the jurors could understand for weighing the evidence.
There's an art to speaking about science. Beyond the ability to communicate with people in terms they understand, the Quarles & Brady Intellectual Property Litigation Team knows how to make the arguments. We know when to come on strong and when to let the case's momentum take care of itself. Juries take their responsibilities very seriously, and it is our job to help them reach the proper result. We give them the tools and the blueprints they need to construct the case and make the right decisions.
|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 Quarles team translates to effective legal services delivered in a cost-effective manner. |
— Kenneth J. Hansen, Vice President and General Counsel, Epic Systems Corporation
We successfully defended a client in a case alleging patent infringement, resulting in a jury verdict of no infringement and invalidity of a patent that had been twice re-examined by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Although overruling the patent examiner is extremely rare, we were able to show the jury a new example of a pre-existing invention, which the examiner had not seen. The jury determined that we were aiding the examiner in the completion of his duties, rather than overruling a previous decision.
Quarles & Brady prides itself on assembling the right team for every individual job. We perform the risk analysis, evaluate every need of the matter at hand, and assign the staffing required to win. Your IP team is uniquely your
|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 Quarles 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.
All good law firms litigate in state, federal, and appellate courts or, when it's advantageous to do so, carefully guide their clients through alternative dispute-resolution processes such as mediation, arbitration, and out-of-court settlements. What you can expect from the Quarles & Brady Intellectual Property Litigation Team, however, is a firm that litigates in the real world, not from the ivory tower. Whether in the boardroom or the courtroom, we understand our audience, and they understand us.
That can make all the difference in the world.
For more information on how our Patent Litigation attorneys 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 / email@example.com or your local Quarles & Brady attorney.