Intellectual Property Litigation
Technology has made intellectual property more vulnerable to competitors and thieves than ever before. Womble Carlyle’s Intellectual Property Litigation Team helps clients defend and prosecute their valuable intellectual property interests. Our team has tried complex intellectual property cases in state and federal courts throughout the country, and we have handled appeals of those cases before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, other circuit courts of appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.
In addition, team members counsel IP clients in appearances before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other agencies in:
- Patent interferences
- Patent reexamination/post-grant review proceedings
- Trademark oppositions and cancellations
- Section 337 actions before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Our team includes Ian Calvert, a former Vice Chair and Administrative Patent Judge of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, and reexamination/post-grant review issues are an area of focus.
The philosophy of Womble Carlyle’s Intellectual Property Litigation Team is simple: Gain a complete understanding of the client’s objectives at the very outset of the case, and then work with the client to design and employ a strategy that can achieve those objectives in the most efficient manner as possible. This is a collaborative approach that allows our attorneys to understand the business objectives of our clients, and to use the legal process to help achieve those objectives.
Our intellectual property clients range from start-up ventures to Fortune 500 corporations, in such areas as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, technology, software, manufacturing, agriculture and others. We would welcome the chance to speak with you about how we can serve your intellectual property litigation needs to advance your business goals.