IP Litigation Lawyers Protecting Intellectual Property Rights
Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP is committed to representing inventors, artists and businesses with intellectual property matters. Our IP litigation lawyers help you protect your intellectual property and are experienced in navigating highly technical patent practice. GPM’s attorneys are seasoned in litigating patent and copyright infringement claims as well as protecting trade secrets and licensing. We can establish contingency fee arrangements, or assist with securing litigation financing, to litigate patent, copyright, trade secrets, and licensing cases. In addition, GPM’s partial or full contingency fee agreements allow us to share the risk of patent litigation with our clients.
Patents protect inventions that are novel, nonobvious and useful. A patent may be issued for utility, design or a new plant variety. Once issued, a patent is a right granted by the government to exclude others from using the invention claimed in the patent for a limited time. GPM’s IP litigation lawyers can assist you if a competitor infringes on your patent. In such a situation, our patent litigation attorneys can help you evaluate and determine your best legal options.
We are in experienced in protecting your pharmaceutical patents, medical patents, medical device patents, surgical device patents, surgical instrument patents, therapeutic patents, chemical patents, optical patents, biotechnology patents, life science patents, consumer product patents, industrial process patents, mechanical patents, agriculture patents, consumer technology patents, and household patents. Please contact Jonathan Rotter for more information about litigating your patents.
Copyrights protect literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works of authorship, whether published or unpublished, that are in a tangible medium of expression. Your work is protected under copyright laws from the moment it is created. Registration with the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) gives public notice of your copyright, which can be valuable in an infringement case, but you are still protected even if you do not register your work. The attorneys at GPM can guide you through the process of copyright infringement litigation, including seeking monetary damages for the diminished value of your work, harm to your artistic reputation, loss of profits, public confusion and other issues associated with copyright infringement. The IP litigation attorneys at GPM are also experienced in the area of right of publicity infringement. If someone has infringed upon your likeness or your copyright please contact a copyright litigation lawyer: Jonathan Rotter or Kara Wolke.
Trade secrets give your business a competitive edge. Examples of trade secrets include ingredients, recipes, materials, processes, manufacturing methods, business systems, customer profiles, vendor lists, work product and scientific analyses. Trade secrets are protected both by state and federal law, including the Defend Trade Secrets Act and the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. Under these laws, you have a legal right of action against individuals or competitors that misappropriate your trade secrets. A trade secret is misappropriated where someone with a duty to trade secret holder, such as an employee, partner, or agent, violates that duty, or where improper means were used to access the trade secret. Improper means include theft, bribery, misrepresentation, breach or inducement of a breach of a duty to maintain secrecy, or espionage through electronic or other means.
GPM’s trade secrets lawyers can help evaluate whether something is a trade secret and whether it has been misappropriated. Depending upon the specifics of your case, we may take action to hold a former employee liable for misappropriation, or we may pursue a competing business for knowingly using the trade secrets leaked by another. We may also assess your business practices and policies to advise you on additional methods available to protect your trade secrets from misappropriation. If you believe that you may have a trade secret claim, please contact Jonathan Rotter or Kara Wolke.
Licensing agreements can bring in revenue from your intellectual property. Licenses are typically for particular technologies or patents, and limited to specific geographical markets. License fees can be lump-sum, based on certain milestones, or a percentage. Licenses should be carefully documented so that each party understands its rights and obligations. When contemplating licensing negotiations, it is important to keep in mind that litigation could result, and potential licensors should understand how the litigation could proceed. GPM’s experienced intellectual property attorneys can help evaluate your licensing options. Our intellectual property attorneys can also help evaluate whether there has been a violation of the antitrust laws in a company’s licensing behavior. If you are seeking to license your intellectual property, or believe that someone is wrongfully demanding that you license their intellectual property, please contact Jonathan Rotter.
Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights With the Help of the IP Litigation lawyers at Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP
Your intellectual property has substantial value. GPM’s experienced IP litigation lawyers can help you protect it. When you contact our firm to schedule a free, confidential consultation, our IP litigation lawyers will discuss the various ways to protect your intellectual property and the possible remedies for infringement.