Intellectual property litigation

A company’s competitive position in the marketplace often is determined by intellectual property rights. Unless safeguarded, a company’s innovations, technical advancements and brands are at risk of being compromised. When a competitor infringes on a company’s rights, or someone threatens to sue a business for an alleged violation of its intellectual property rights, Porter Wright’s attorneys have the experience in the intricacies of both litigation and substantive intellectual property law issues to protect our clients' interests.

Intellectual property litigation frequently involves litigating with competitors, and we help protect our clients’ interests from the multitude of problems associated with sharing competitively sensitive information during the litigation discovery process. Whether the dispute involves patents, trademark, copyrights, unfair competition, trade secrets, privacy rights or advertising, our attorneys have the technical knowledge and experience dealing with engineers and technical experts to fully represent interests in any type of complex dispute.

We also assist with intellectual property disputes outside of the United States. We represent clients in coordination with local counsel throughout Europe and in arbitrating in international commercial arbitration forums in Asia.