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 large national retailer 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.

For additional information, contact Mark Wright, chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Group.