Enforcement, disputes and litigation
Litigation can arise from a variety of circumstances in the world of technology. Infringement of intellectual property rights; contract, software, hardware and licensing disputes; counterfeiting; controversies involving data security and protection and data ownership rights; and employment cases can all put a company at risk. Unless safeguarded and defended, a company’s innovations and technical advancements are at risk of being compromised. Because we regularly work with businesses in high technology, we have a better understanding of the substance of our clients' work, and we can cut through the controversy to find innovative solutions and achieve beneficial outcomes.
More than effective motions or discovery strategies, an attorney who masters the facts and understands the technology can construct compelling arguments and persuade judges and juries. We have a well-earned reputation for trying and winning cases, but we really measure success by how well we achieve not only our client's legal objectives, but their business goals as well. Regardless of the circumstances or nature of the dispute, we are committed to zealous and effective advocacy, sound planning, seamless communication and cost management. We distinguish ourselves not only by our unparalleled commitment and unique approaches to each matter, but also by our depth of experience in the technology industry and in technology disputes that cut across industry lines. In addition, our experience extends to litigating disputes involving our client's technology rights in foreign jurisdictions.
Our attorneys regularly protect the competitive positions of our clients in technology disputes, including representation of:
- A major retailer in a dispute over the development of its website
- A financial institution in a dispute over its electronic bill pay program
- An e-business in a breach of contract case alleging that a website designed by a website design company did not work
- A client in a software defect case, in which it was alleged that our client designed and sold office automation software that did not perform as promised
- The purchasers in two cases brought against software vendors arising from alleged non-conforming software
- The purchaser in a case brought against its consultant/vendor arising from database design and development and implementation of computer systems
- A computer hardware manufacturer in a case brought by a reseller arising from the reseller's failure to receive a contract for provision of computer hardware
- A public entity in a computer science and trade secrets case involving the alleged theft of trade secrets related to the design of its audit system