Intellectual Property Litigation
Litigation serves as an important legal tool and at Panitch Schwarze, we focus specifically on intellectual property litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
Our attorneys are widely respected for their legal skills, technical expertise, and trial capabilities. PSB&N was recently ranked by The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 as a Tier 1 Patent Litigation law firm in Philadelphia, and as a Tier 2 nationally ranked law firm in the same category. Relying on their professional experiences, our attorneys have successfully litigated all manners of intellectual property cases before administrative agencies, state courts, and federal courts, including litigation involving patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, trade dress cases, computer fraud and abuse, cybersquatting and licensing/contract disputes.
Knowledge, experience, and preparation distinguish our firm's attorneys within the field of IP litigation. Given that such litigation frequently involves highly technical issues, it is imperative that an attorney be able to fully understand and effectively communicate relevant information to the client, judge, and jury. Our attorneys possess the technical knowledge and communication skills necessary to translate highly complex information to a less technologically versed judge and jury. The professional experiences and academic qualifications of our attorneys place them at the vanguard of their respective fields in terms of technical expertise and makes them well-equipped to engage in successful advocacy for every client.
The value of such expertise is bolstered by meticulous attention to detail. It is not enough to simply understand the technology. While technical understanding and sound legal strategies are required, it is the thorough preparation for trial that often determines success. Such preparation includes assembling the team best suited to handle the case, collecting, producing, and reviewing all necessary documents, and drafting well-written briefs.
These steps lay the foundation for successful litigation and place our attorneys in the best position to defend or obtain the intellectual property rights our clients deserve.
Our widely respected litigation practice has attracted a worldwide clientele. In addition to representing many North American companies, our attorneys also represent a wide array of companies from around the globe. Our attorneys are accustomed to coordinating a multination approach and are adept at working with counsel in other countries to ensure that litigation efforts both in the U.S. and abroad are successful.
While litigation is sometimes necessary, one particular area of expertise we have successfully utilized in defending against accusations of patent infringement are challenges in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office called inter partes reexamination. Our attorneys and patent agents have successfully challenged dozens of patents in this manner resulting in a cost effective result for our clients.