While a patent holder is entitled to a limited monopoly, the patent may not be used to unlawfully restrain trade which can lead to many disputes.
Fay Sharpe litigators function solely in the world of intellectual property and unfair competition law. We understand our clients' technology and the legal issues that surround it. We provide opinions and strategies that allow our clients to evaluate the risks, rewards and ramifications.
All of our litigators have prosecuted and procured patent, trademark or copyright protection. That expertise allows us to handle litigation encompassing patent infringement or interference; trademark or service mark infringement or opposition and cancellation proceedings; deceptive business practices; copyright infringement; unfair competition; misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information; IP related anti-trust issues; license agreement and employee contract disputes and actions before the International Trade Commission.
Winning is not everything in intellectual property litigation - avoidance, negotiation, settlement or licensing may be better strategies than protracted and expensive litigation!
Our goal is to produce results that work for our clients.
SAMPLE REPORTED CASES
Antonious v. Spalding & Evenflo Cos., Inc., 281 F.3d 1258 (Fed. Cir. 2002)
Microsoft Corp. v. Action Software, 136 F.Supp.2d 735 (N.D. Ohio 2001)
Dolly, Inc. v. Spalding & Evenflo Cos., 16 F.3d 394 (Fed. Cir. 1994)
Vanmoor v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 201 F.3d 1363 (Fed. Cir 2000)
Hoover Co. v. Royal Appliance Manufacturing Co., 238 F.3d 1357 (Fed. Cir. 2001)
Sherwin-Williams Co. v. Glidden Co., 49 USPQ2d 1623 (N.D. Ohio 1998).
Lawman Armor Corp. v. Winner International, LLC, 437 F.3d 1383 (Fed. Cir. 2006)