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You have worked hard to develop and protect the knowledge and innovation that set you apart from your competitors. Your intellectual property is the lifeblood of the company. Given this importance, it is not surprising that patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets are frequently at the center of litigation. The lawyers who make up the Murtha Cullina IP Litigation prqactice have the skills, experience and tenacity to fight these battles with you, and the experience to work with you to develop strategies for handling your IP litigation in light of how that litigation impacts your business objectives.

Our lawyers have:

  • Prosecuted and defended patent infringement claims and misappropriation of trade secrets claims in federal court for patents concerning high tech and general manufacturing, as well as business method patents, including technology tutorials, Markman hearings, and hearings on injunctions and dispositive motions
  • Prosecuted and defended claims of copyright and trademark infringement for products ranging from apparel through toys and sporting goods to financial management tools, computer software, and insurance in federal court
  • Experience in representing generic drug companies in Hatch-Waxman Proceedings at trial and appellate levels
  • Litigated patent infringement claims for items as varied as sewage treatment devices, medical imaging, ultrasonic water meters, GPS business and method patents, medical imaging devices, radiation based paper making sensors, computer cooling fans, heavy vehicle braking systems, bicycle suspension systems, fiber optic amplifiers, multiplexers and thermodynamic heat transfer devices used in clothing
  • Pursued claims concerning trademark infringement and unfair trade practices in the aftermarket automotive supply industry
  • Experience in litigating Post-Grant IPR Proceedings before the USPTO
  • Negotiated and effectuated the sale of intellectual property in the context of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • Invoked the Declaratory Judgment Act to protect a disputed trademark in the restaurant and hospitality industry
  • Prosecuted trademark infringement and false designation of origin claims under the Lanham Act in the health care industry and defended trade dress infringement and false designation of origin claims in a termination of franchise case
  • Defended CUTSA claim concerning business methods and manufacturing processes
  • Litigated cases involving construction supplies and musical instruments
  • Tried cases to verdict and utilized the Digital Millenium Copyright Act ("DMCA") to take down the opposing party’s website pending resolution of litigation, which helped to foster an early and successful settlement for our client

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Rhode Island