practice areas

intellectual property

We carefully consider each client’s strategic goals and operational needs in helping to develop, protect and enforce their intellectual property assets.

We assess IP portfolios and secure trademarks and copyrights to ensure that our clients best position themselves for competitive advantage. 

We draft employment, non-disclosure, confidentiality, and non-competition agreements, and develop employee guidelines and training programs designed to guard our clients’ IP. 

From sending or defending against cease and desist letters to trying cases before courts and arbitral tribunals, we help clients navigate the litigation of trade secret misappropriation, trademark, copyright and trade dress infringement, unfair competition and right of publicity claims. At every step we are swift and aggressive, with an eye toward the most favorable and cost-effective resolution.   

Firm Partner Vanessa Biondo leads our intellectual property practice. Her representations include:

  • Won jury verdict of over $20 million for a railway industry client in the prosecution of trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and unjust enrichment claims against competitor.

  • Represented a semiconductor technology client in patent, trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement, and antitrust action related to electronic devices used in cell phones.

  • Represented a U.S. designer of solar-powered lights against Chinese-based manufacturers that were marketing and selling counterfeit versions.

  • Won a U.S. arbitration for a global pharmaceutical company in an intellectual property licensing dispute in which the claimant sought more than $140 million in damages; following a nearly four-week hearing, the arbitral tribunal awarded no damages to the claimant.