At Robinson+Cole, the intellectual property litigation practice team works closely with the intellectual property and technology practice team to understand the science and technology behind our clients' business operations, enabling us to develop a litigation strategy rooted in our clients' business goals.
Our experience with representing clients in a wide variety of matters allows us to reduce uncertainty by objectively evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of a client's case early in the process. That experience includes representing major corporations in intellectual property litigation hotbeds, including the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, and the Northern District of California, as well as in local matters in the state and federal courts. The group's core team of litigation lawyers also closely monitor national trends in intellectual property litigation and are frequent authors on the subject.
Among other intellectual property matters, we represent clients in diverse industries with respect to the following:
Served as co-counsel for United Technologies Corporation in $6 billion patent infringement action relating to jet engine fan blade technology. Our client prevailed on summary judgment.
Prosecution and defense of patent infringement action in the Eastern District of Texas for a worldwide supplier of gas generation systems regarding multiple patents in the coal mine firefighting industry.
Representation as lead counsel for a provider of large liquid storage capacity systems accused of infringing on a patent for a filtering system in the sewage disposal industry. Obtained summary judgment in favor of our client.
Represented a company at trial in a trademark ownership dispute. The plaintiff, a former business partner, brought an action based on a novel "first use" trademark ownership theory to claim an interest in a company trademark that he had previously sold. We prevailed at trial and on appeal.
Defense of former employee in lawsuit alleging misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of noncompetition agreement. Plaintiff dismissed claims on eve of trial.
Obtained preliminary injunction precluding former employee from competing with our client and using our client's trade secrets.
Represented defendant employer in a frequently-cited noncompetition case. Successfully shielded our client from repeated motions seeking to prevent defendant from working for our client.
Representation of client in a fraud, trade secret misappropriation, and breach of contract case in federal court that involved parallel processing computer technology used for speech recognition applications.