Although litigation may be an ultimate forum in which to protect your assets, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie has saved clients millions of dollars by avoiding costly, lengthy, and disruptive litigation. There may be better solutions than taking the opposition to court. We use every available procedural strategy to create early, quick, and economic resolutions in the litigation process, including summary judgment and bifurcation motions.
By collaborating with our clients, we look for an early “settlement moment” to open effective channels for negotiation with our opposition. We adhere to the philosophy that an effective litigation plan demands a settlement strategy. Settlement plans, however, will not detract us from aggressive advocacy in litigation.
If litigation is warranted after exhausting settlement options, we will employ its full resources to obtaining a favorable outcome. Our firm has the essential combination of in-depth technical knowledge, expertise concerning intellectual property and unfair competition laws, and the necessary courtroom skills for success in complex litigation. We team litigators and prosecutors to form highly capable and cost effective trial teams.
We have had great success in the trial courts, appellate courts, and the United States Supreme Court. The firm’s spectrum of cases spans from multi-million dollar complex litigation cases to smaller disputes concerning intellectual property rights, antitrust, contract issues, fraud, and bankruptcy matters.
In addition to litigation, the firm also has deep experience regarding alternative dispute resolution methods, including arbitration and mediation. We will pursue ADR avenues if they are likely to be more cost-effective than traditional litigation.
Soft Intellectual Property Litigation
No matter what the court or forum, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie has the capabilities to protect your intellectual assets from infringers and to assert your competitive rights when other companies have not followed effective protection strategies. We have represented IP clients in federal district court, federal appeals courts the International Trade Commission, Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. We can also represent you in specialized forums, such as handling domain name disputes under ICANN' s uniform dispute resolution policy.
Our definition of winning in IP litigation is to achieve your business objectives, whether the issue involves patent, trademark or copyright infringement, trade secrets misappropriation, cybersquatting and domain name rights, or action against counterfeiters. That can mean aggressive representation at trial – or alternative forms of dispute resolution that achieve competitive goals without the expense of litigation.
Clients with complex or specialized IP cases rely on our ability to defend their interests as plaintiffs or defendants. Leading companies in the gaming and casino industry depend on Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie to defend their trademarks and copyrights against infringers, particularly offshore entities that commit infringement through misappropriation by use on the Internet. Our practice is unsurpassed in our ability to secure TROs – sometimes in a matter of hours. For example, litigators in our various offices have obtained TROs on behalf of companies that have discovered, while attending one of the many trade shows held annually in the city, that their patents, trademarks or copyrights have been infringed.
Innovation isn’t easy. No one knows better than you how hard you’ve worked to develop your intellectual property. But in today’s highly competitive technological market, there will inevitably be competitors, patent trolls, or other opportunists who will try to gain a competitive advantage at your expense. For this reason, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie will work just as hard at protecting your innovations as you did developing them.
We have represented clients in federal district courts throughout the United States, before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States International Trade Commission, and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. We are prepared to provide aggressive representation at trial, but we also work with our patent prosecution team to pursue alternative options that allow you to achieve your competitive goals without the expense of litigation. We are also adept at defending cases filed by non-practicing entities