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Intellectual Property Litigation

McLane Middleton's Intellectual Property Practice Group has extensive  experience representing a wide array of clients in disputes involving copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and unfair competition.  

Intellectual property disputes present complex legal and factual issues, and the costs associated with infringement litigation are typically higher than most other forms of litigation.  Accordingly, our intellectual property practitioners work closely with our clients to consider each client’s specific business objectives and to formulate comprehensive and efficient legal strategies.  Our intellectual property trial attorneys work closely with our attorneys who draft trademark, copyright and patent applications to assess all possible strategies, and we strive to secure the outcome that best matches our clients’ objectives.  In some situations, that calls for strategic negotiation and resolution short of litigation, and in some cases, aggressive litigation is required.  

McLane Middleton’s intellectual property trial lawyers have represented clients in federal and state courts throughout the region and have obtained notable successes in and outside the courtroom.  We are proud of the reputation we have built for sophisticated, and efficient representation in all aspects of intellectual property disputes.  A few of our recent representations include the following:

  • Obtained jury verdict in federal court in favor of client accused of trademark and copyright infringement by Coach, Inc.
  • Obtained successful settlement for client upon litigation against Christmas Tree Shops for copyright infringement.
  • Obtained favorable resolution on behalf of large military equipment manufacturer against competitor upon litigation in federal court for misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition.
  • Represented numerous clients in trademark opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board.
  • Defended numerous clients against claims of copyright infringement based on website content.

Integrity and trust

At McLane Middleton we establish and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients to help us better achieve their unique goals over time. This approach to building trust requires that our esteemed lawyers and professionals use their broad, in-depth knowledge and work together with integrity to ascertain sound resolutions to legal matters for their clients.

Strength in numbers

McLane Middleton is made up of more than 105 attorneys who represent a broad range of clients throughout the region, delivering customized solutions. As a firm we are recognized as having the highest legal ability rating. The firm is rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as one of the nation's leading law firms in Chambers USA. Our attorneys are distinguished leaders in their respective practice areas.

Meet Our People

Commitment and collaboration

McLane Middleton's versatile group of attorneys and paralegals become trusted authorities on each case through collaboration. We work with our clients to learn their individual needs first and foremost and, together, we develop comprehensive solutions to their specific legal matters. This approach helps us exceed our clients' expectations efficiently and effectively, client by client, case by case.

Practice Areas

A history of excellence

McLane Middleton was established in 1919 in New Hampshire, and has five offices across two states. However, deep historical roots don't allow you to become innate. Our firm is organized, technological, and knowledgeable. Our history means we are recognized. But our reputation is built on the highest quality of service and experience in very specific areas of law.

The Firm

Intelligence paired with action

Our team continuously seeks opportunities to enhance their professional development and put key learnings to action. The pursuit of further insight guides us to volunteer service opportunities, speaking engagements, and teaching roles. Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.