Litigation Practice - Intellectual Property Litigation

“Exceptionally high-caliber trial lawyers with impressive abilities” – Chambers

Our intellectual property work includes significant patent litigation, that has spanned many product areas including trading cards, contact lenses, electronic components, medical device manufacturing, beverage products, and life sciences supplies. Our IP practice also includes high-stakes trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases.

Our skills in brief writing, discovery, pretrial procedures and trial work, along with our track record in handling complex business disputes, serves as a huge advantage in IP cases, which makes us uniquely equipped to achieve favorable outcomes for our clients. We are frequently called upon to assist other law firms in cases that require exceptional litigation skills. 

Representative Work

  • Represented Bausch & Lomb in an action adverse to Ciba Vision involving claims for trademark infringement, patent infringement and patent invalidity.

  • Co-counsel for the Gator Corporation (later known as Claria Corporation) in multi-district litigation alleging that the company's pop up advertisements violated the copyrights and trademarks of a series of web site owners.  Successfully defended these cases filed by Fortune 100 plaintiffs and brought by major national law firms.

  • Represented UCB Societe Anonyme and UCB Pharma, Inc. in a patent infringement matter involving an anti-epilepsy drug adverse to Mylan Laboratories, Inc. and Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

  • Successfully defended a plastics manufacturing company and its owners against claims of trade secret misappropriation and breach of confidentiality agreements after a failed merger.  The case was the first to consider and apply the statute of limitations in a Georgia trade secrets case.

  • Successfully defended a claim that the defendant made unauthorized use of trademarked candy machines after the termination of a licensing agreement.

  • Represented PepsiCo and Rapak in a patent infringement case brought by Coca-Cola involving three patents pertaining to the bags for containing syrup to be mixed with carbonated water and dispensed from soda fountains.

  • Successfully represented a medical device manufacturing corporation in the defense of a patent dispute, including invalidating the plaintiff’s patent.

Speaking Engagements