The Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Team combines Robinson+Cole's historic strengths:
For many businesses, intellectual property can represent both their most significant assets and their greatest vulnerabilities. The soaring expense associated with complex intellectual property litigation has the potential to cripple thriving businesses and can dissuade companies from aggressively protecting their investments in research and new product development.
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:
Recent engagements include 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.
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.