Our intellectual property litigators routinely handle complex patent, trademark, and copyright disputes nationwide. Rather than press every possible argument, we identify the high-value issues and arguments and deliver them with maximum impact. This allows us to make every decision in a matter – from litigation strategy to appropriate staffing– with an eye towards our clients’ larger objectives.

Although many times the right resolution is a favorable settlement, we do not shy away from those instances when a judge, or jury, must decide a matter. We have tried many cases to judges and juries, and have secured important results for our clients on mission-critical elements of their businesses.

Verrill’s IP litigation team has significant experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in cases ranging from “bet the company” litigation, to smaller but strategically important matters, to defending against non-practicing entities. Regardless of the size of the matter, we bring the same expertise, creative solutions, and skill to bear on it.

Patent and Trade Secret Litigation

Verrill’s patent litigators have extensive experience litigating high-stakes dispute all across the country, including districts like the Northern and Central Districts of California, the District of Delaware, the District of New Jersey, the Southern District of New York, and Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. We also have experience representing both patent owners and defendants in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board as well as in Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission. We have handled numerous trade secret matters in state courts across the country (representing both plaintiffs and defendants) in matters involving former employees and third parties.

Our team includes deep technical expertise to go along with our litigation experience. With in-house expertise ranging from electrical engineering, to software, to advanced material design to genetics, our team tailors the right technical expertise for each matter. One of our roles is to effectively translate the technology into terms that a judge or jury can easily understand. In all cases, we assemble teams that marry the right technical skills with the right litigation experience to meet the needs of each matter.

Trademark Litigation

Verrill’s trademark litigators understand the importance of a name, a logo or a brand to our clients. They also understand that sometimes disputes with others in a competitive marketplace are unavoidable. Verrill’s trademark litigation team helps guide a business through that process.

We are experienced in handling complex disputes, whether in litigation or in contested proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Our team litigates matters ranging from simple word marks, to complex composite marks, to trade dress, to deceptive advertising claims, to unfair trade practices claims – and everything in between. We also have experience litigating disputes over trademark rights unique to the internet, such as cybersquatting and UDRP disputes. No matter the issue, Verrill’s trademark litigation team has the skills and experience navigate the issues.

Copyright Litigation

The Internet and new technologies have quickened the pace of change in copyright law. Verrill’s copyright litigators have experience handling all manner of copyright matters. We represent plaintiffs as well as defendants. This includes litigating high-stakes software disputes, matters against competitors over core product lines, so-called “copyright troll” disputes – and everything in between. Because copyright claims are often brought along with other intellectual property claims, the deep and broad experience of Verrill’s IP team in these other areas provides a complete perspective to the matters we handle.

Firm Highlights

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Patent Litigation: Software

Defended semiconductor designer in patent dispute involving patents related to user authentication systems. Briefed and argued Markman . Case settled shortly thereafter on favorable terms.

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Patent Litigation: Telecommunications

Defended national telecommunications provider in patent dispute involving patents related to standard-essential DSL technology. Developed unenforceability defense as well as defense based on patent troll’s failure to offer fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory royalty rate...

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Trademark Litigation: Consumer Goods

Represented three defendants against trademark owner in long-running dispute. Successfully briefed early motion to dismiss on all non-trademark claims against the defendants. First-chaired trial of trademark claims leading to a successful decision invaliding all...

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Patent Litigation: Telecommunications

Defended regional telecommunications provider against non-practicing entity with patents related to modem design and operation. Developed exhaustion argument based on prior licensing activity. Also successfully opposed non-practicing entity’s motion to consolidate cases under Multi-District...

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Patent Litigation: Electronic Health Records

Defended electronic health record (“EHR”) software producer in patent dispute involving a non-practicing entity and patents related to database design and operation. Filed an early motion to dismiss based upon subject matter eligibility under...

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Patent Litigation: LED Lighting

Defended national lighting manufacturer against non-practicing entity on patents relating to TLED design. Developed early non-infringement positions which resulted in early (and favorable) settlement.

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65 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2022, Including Eight Named Lawyers of the Year

(August 31, 2021) – 65 Verrill attorneys were recognized as "Best Lawyers" by Best Lawyers® 2022 , including 8 attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year,” a distinguished recognition for only a single lawyer in...

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Patent Litigation: Software

Defended integrated design environment (“IDE”) producer in patent dispute involving patents related to user authentication systems. Briefed and argued Markman . Case settled shortly thereafter on favorable terms.

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Patent Litigation: LED Lighting

Defended national lighting manufacturer against competitor with patents relating to LED lighting and driver design. Briefed Markman . Also filed successful IPR petitions against asserted patents (each petition instituted on all challenged claims). Case...

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Patent Litigation: LED Lighting

Represented national lighting manufacturer in Section 337 investigation before the International Trade Commission. Developed early invalidity position, which resulted in early (and favorable) settlement prior to summary determination.

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