Intellectual Property Litigation
No matter what the court or forum, Lewis and Roca has the capabilities to protect your intellectual assets from infringers and to assert your competitive rights when other companies have not followed effective protection strategies. We have represented IP clients in federal district court, before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, and before the Patent Office Board of Appeals. We can also represent you in specialized forums, such as handling domain name disputes under ICANN' s uniform dispute resolution policy.
Our definition of winning in IP litigation is to achieve your business objectives, whether the issue involves patent, trademark or copyright infringement, trade secrets misappropriation, cybersquatting and domain name rights, or action against counterfeiters. That can mean aggressive representation at trial – or alternative forms of dispute resolution that achieve competitive goals without the expense of litigation.
Clients with complex or specialized IP cases rely on our ability to defend their interests as plaintiffs or defendants. Leading companies in the gaming and casino industry depend on Lewis and Roca to defend their trademarks and copyrights against infringers, particularly offshore entities that commit infringement through misappropriation by use on the Internet. Our practice is unsurpassed in our ability to secure TROs – sometimes in a matter of hours. For example, litigators in our Las Vegas office have obtained TROs on behalf of companies that have discovered, while attending one of the many trade shows held annually in the city, that their patents, trademarks or copyrights have been infringed.