Intellectual Property, Technology & e-Commerce



In today's business world, a company's intellectual property (IP) is often its most valuable asset. Our Intellectual Property, Technology & e-Commerce Practice Group advises clients in a wide variety of patent and other intellectual property matters, including disputes in state and federal courts, arbitrations and proceedings before the International Trade Commission, the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau.

Our attorneys have technical degrees in such fields as: organic, inorganic and organometallic chemistry; biochemistry; immunology; molecular biology; genetics; mathematics; and electrical, mechanical, aerospace, chemical and biomedical engineering. Many  have also worked in the pharmaceutical, chemical, or biotechnology industries in positions ranging from API and formulation development to General Counsel and marketing.

We help clients develop, preserve and commercialize their IP assets and protect those assets against infringement, misappropriation, and unauthorized use. We also counsel clients on emerging legal issues related to e-commerce, the Internet, data privacy and social media.

We have handled many significant matters involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and unfair competition. Our clients have included: traditional and Web publishers, advertisers and media companies; medical device manufacturers; cosmetic, fashion and fragrance companies; wireless providers; wind turbine manufacturers; financial services companies; sports interests; and toy businesses and other consumer product companies.

Our services include:

  • representing clients in patent infringement litigation involving herbicides, dyestuffs, polymer coatings (e.g., automotive paint), cosmetics, over-the-counter vitamins, consumer products, genetically modified mice, wind turbines, financial software, e-commerce software and business methods, Blu-ray disc players, baby swings, video games, electrical switches, and textile machinery;
  • representing clients in litigation involving a broad range of copyrightable materials, including databases, books, films, magazines, musical recordings, photographs, commercial illustrations, software, business training materials, and jewelry;
  • representing clients in trademark litigation in a broad range of industries, including fashion, food, chemicals, and cosmetics;
  • advising domestic and international clients on strategic use of their IP assets;
  • assisting clients with trademark and patent licensing and monitoring licensing arrangements;
  • advising clients on the treatment of licenses and the assignment of marks in connection with forming, operating, financing, or selling a business;
  • enforcing and defending trademark, trade dress, trade secret, dilution, and unfair competition rights within the U.S. and internationally;
  • monitoring copyright developments worldwide and counseling clients on copyright compliance;
  • assisting clients with business transactions involving copyrightable materials;
  • negotiating and preparing documents related to Web design, Web hosting and transaction service agreements, contracts with content providers, and software licensing agreements;
  • advising clients on issues ranging from privacy concerns to the protection of valuable IP rights that may arise from their online business activities; and
  • counseling technology startups and Internet ventures on a wide range of legal and business matters, including selecting an appropriate legal structure, analyzing financing options, preparing a business plan, and negotiating and documenting venture capital investment terms.

Representative Matters of Note

  • Successfully represented an international financial services company in patent litigation directed at their trading platforms.
  • Obtained an ITC exclusion order against a manufacturer of wind turbines who was infringing our client’s patents on a circuit design.
  • Represented an international mobile game developer in connection with a smartphone game to be introduced in the United States.
  • Successfully obtained an affirmance of an order dismissing a patent infringement action against our client, a Turkish telecommunications carrier, in an action concerning international text and SMS messaging processes.

Attorneys in the Intellectual Property, Technology, & e-Commerce Practice Group work closely with colleagues in the Firm's other Practice groups, including IP Licensing Litigation, Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Corporate & Securities providing clients with comprehensive representation.

 





INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, TECHNOLOGY & E-COMMERCE LAWYERS


Partners

MICHAEL J. CLAIN 
CHRISTOPHER E. DEAN 
JONATHAN GRAY 
CONSTANCE S. HUTTNER 
AJAY KAYAL 
JEANINE T. MARGIANO 
ANDREW J. MILLER 
ALAN H. POLLACK 
FRANK D. RODRIGUEZ 
STUART D. SENDER 
JAMES M. SULLIVAN 
DELTON L. VANDEVER 
LOUIS H. WEINSTEIN 

Associates

JAMES P. BARABAS 
BETH C. FINKELSTEIN 
JONATHAN KRET 
BEN KUSMIN 
PATRICK G. POLLARD 
AMLAN RAY 
AMIT SINGHAI 
CAROLINE SUN 
ANANDITA VYAKARNAM 
HUA HOWARD WANG