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Patent & Trademark Infringement

No matter what business you are in, you likely have some form of valuable intellectual property to protect. For some businesses, your intellectual property may be your most valuable and important assets. The business litigation lawyers at The Jacobs Law LLC are here to protect your IP from infringement, dilution or theft. Based in Boston, we help companies nationwide pursue and defend patent, trademark and copyright claims as needed.

Our comprehensive intellectual property practice includes all of the following areas of litigation:

Patent

  • Interference proceedings
  • Inter partes proceedings
  • Cancellation
  • Reexamination

Trademark

  • Prosecution & defense litigation in both state & federal courts
  • Prosecution & defense oppositions and cancellation actions before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Right of publicity, infringement, and misappropriation claims
  • Concurrent use, dilution, tarnishment and blurring claims

Copyright

  • Literal and non-literal copying
  • Open source and anti-circumvention
  • Secondary liability (indirect infringement)
  • Fair use

Trade Secrets

Our firm takes action in the case of actual or threatened theft or misappropriation under Massachusetts laws and federal laws including the Defend Trade Secrets Act and the Economic Espionage Act. Our skilled representation includes the knowledge and ability to preserve trade secrets in the midst of public litigation forums.

Strategic Approaches to Patent, Trademark and Copyright Infringement Claims

Litigation begins with a careful analysis and discussion of pre-suit strategy, including risk management, loss mitigation and trial strategy. Infringement litigation may involve seeking a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction. Money damages can include actual damages and disgorgement of profits. Statutory damages are available in certain cases, with enhanced penalties for willful infringement and recovery of attorney’s fees from the infringing party.

At times, negotiating a licensing agreement may be the preferred option to litigation. The robust IP transactional practice at The Jacobs Law LLC, combined with our strong litigation practice, enables our attorneys to identify the best strategy in line with your business goals and IP portfolio. We also maintain an active ADR practice to resolve disputes through mediation, arbitration or other means short of trial where appropriate.

Patent & Trademark Infringement Claims in Boston & Nationwide Resolved by Experienced Business Litigation Attorneys

If you find yourself confronted with patent infringement or other intellectual property litigation as a plaintiff or defendant in the Boston area or nationwide, call on The Jacobs Law LLC for practical legal advice and effective representation in the resolution of your dispute.

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