Areas of Practice
A trade secret is any piece of business information with economic value that has been kept confidential. Trade secret protection can extend to information, formulas, codes, methods, practices and many other items. It’s important to protect the nonpublic secrets, business methods and practices that make your business succeed. Our firm has dealt with misappropriation cases resulting in verdicts up to $12.4 million dollars.
plant sciences and technology
PVPA refers to the Plant Variety Protection Act. Our firm has worked on more PVPA cases than any firm in the nation. This unique federal agricultural law protects plant breeders and universities alike. We can help breeders become PVPA certified and protect their future royalties on grains, wheat, grasses, peas and much more.
When our clients select a word, design or slogan that identifies their goods or services, we perform searches to ensure there are no previously registered or conflicting materials already existing. We can help you register your trademark in the United States or internationally. By starting out correctly before the launch of your brand, we can avoid many headaches down the road. Doing it the right way not only avoids confusion in the marketplace, it also may avoid legal action against you. Our trademark laws are here to protect you, but they can be difficult to navigate. We can help.
Copyright law protects all creative materials – music compositions, art, architectural designs, sculptures and the written word. Our firm has represented clients to protect ownership of all of these types of works and many more. We can help you secure copyright registrations and enforce your rights in lawsuits when necessary.
federal complex litigation
Our firm has handled more than 100 unique federal cases protecting intellectual property in more than 20 jurisdictions. We have extensive experience in these areas which include the following: patent infringement, theft of trade secrets, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, PVP infringement, licensing disputes, distributorships and unique agricultural laws protecting seeds.
Many cutting-edge industries rely on analytical sciences, technologies and inventions for their financial livelihood. The issues facing this business community are increasingly complex, and so are the boundaries drawn by federal patent protection and detailed licensing agreements. Our firm has a comprehensive understanding of these details, and this experience is invaluable when choosing a patent lawyer.
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