Intellectual Property Litigation
The Intellectual Property Litigation Group combines Robinson & Cole's historic strengths:
- A fundamental understanding of our clients' businesses and their goals
- A team of trial lawyers with unsurpassed litigation experience
- A regional firm capable of providing national service at efficient rates
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 Group works closely with the Intellectual Property and Technology Group 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 attorneys also closely monitor nationwide 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:
- Patent infringement
- Trademark infringement
- Copyright infringement
- Trade secret misappropriation
- Technology litigation
- E-commerce and privacy
- Computer fraud and abuse
- Licensing, royalty, and development
- Unfair trade practice cases in both federal and state courts nationwide
Recent engagements include the following:
- Trial of a company 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.
- 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.