IP Litigation

Kimberly B. Herman Partner (617) 338-2943 vCard
Christopher T. McWhinney Partner (202) 775-1216 vCard
Nicholas M. O'Donnell Partner (617) 338-2814 or
(212) 660-3000
Lawrence R. Robins Partner (617) 338-2803 vCard
Gerald D. Silver Partner (212) 660-3096 vCard
Mitchell C. Stein Partner (212) 660-3042 vCard
Michael J. Student Counsel (212) 660-3065 vCard

Our IP Litigation Group defends the intellectual property rights of domestic and foreign consumer product, hospitality and entertainment, media, high-tech and life sciences clients, publicly traded multinational corporations and startup ventures. The Group represents clients in trademark, unfair competition, false advertising, copyright, trade secret, patent, antitrust, product liability, and related disputes in the federal and state courts, before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the International Trade Commission, and via alternative avenues of dispute resolution such as arbitration under the ICANN Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy and proceedings before the National Advertising Division (NAD). Our litigators also proactively counsel clients on litigation risk management, pre-litigation analysis and assessment and negotiated dispute resolution before arbitrators and mediators across the country.

Representative Client Work

Our lawyers have served as litigation and dispute resolution counsel for companies from a wide spectrum of industries around the world, including:

  • Major biotech and medical device companies in several proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • A green products company in a pending action for copyright and design patent infringement
  • A design software and content company, as lead appellate counsel, in a copyright/unfair competition case
  • A venture fund as lead counsel in a trademark infringement/unfair competition matter
  • A developer of console gaming products as lead counsel in software copyright infringement matter
  • A renowned New York City restaurant in a trademark dispute against a competitor seeking to open a restaurant in midtown Manhattan
  • An international manufacturer and distributor of vegetarian and kosher foods in a civil action alleging trade dress infringement
  • A leading manufacturer of swimming pool cleaning chemicals in litigating and successfully settling a patent infringement lawsuit
  • An international eyewear company in successfully resolving numerous IP and licensing disputes, including dismissal of alleged trade dress infringement relating to Ray-Ban sunglasses

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