Intellectual Property Litigation

Calfee’s intellectual property litigators work with clients to protect their investments in ideas. Serving a broad spectrum of publicly and privately held companies, our attorneys represent plaintiffs and defendants with respect to patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, trade dress, product configuration, unfair competition, and licensing claims. Our attorneys focus on all major scientific disciplines including mechanical and electrical engineering, chemistry, biotechnology, computer hardware, software and circuit design, semiconductors, and architecture.

Calfee provides full service litigation counsel in matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and federal and state courts, as well as matters involving the U.S. Customs Office, International Trade Commission and Federal Trade Commission. Calfee combines diligence and attention to detail with a sensitivity to our clients’ economic and strategic goals in working to resolve complex intellectual property disputes—matching the demands of each case with the firm’s resources both efficiently and effectively.

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Our litigators advise our clients as to the full range of alternatives for resolving intellectual property disputes including licensing, cross-licensing or joint venture negotiations, specialized proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and the prosecution and defense of litigation in federal and state courts.

  • Patent, trademark and copyright infringement
  • Patent interferences, reexamination and reissue proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Trade secret Misappropriation
  • Unfair competition violations
  • International Trade Commission proceedings
  • S. Customs conflicts
  • Temporary restraining orders, preliminary and permanent injunctions, seize orders

 Our attorneys have prosecuted and defended litigation involving subjects as:

  • Personal computers and printers
  • Agrigenetics
  • Batteries
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Business Methods/Websites
  • Firearms
  • Tires
  • Wheelchairs
  • Locks and Security Devices
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Wireless Communications Device and Applications
  • Homecare health aids
  • Optical analyzers
  • Polymer circuit protection devices
  • Paint removal products
  • Polymers
  • Semi conductors
  • MPEG video codes
  • Computer software
  • Consumer Products