Patent Litigation

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.

Patent Litigation

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

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Intellectual Property

Art Hasan
Art Hasan
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
ahasan@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
G. Warren Bleeker
G. Warren Bleeker
Partner
Los Angeles
wbleeker@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Josephine E. Chang
Josephine E. Chang
Partner
Los Angeles
jchang@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Thomas J. Daly
Thomas J. Daly
Partner
Los Angeles
tdaly@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
David A. Dillard
David A. Dillard
Partner
Los Angeles
ddillard@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Mark Garscia
Mark Garscia
Partner
Los Angeles
mgarscia@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Peter C. Hsueh
Peter C. Hsueh
Partner
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
phsueh@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Jun-Young E. Jeon
Jun-Young E. Jeon
Partner
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
jjeon@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Gregory S. Lampert
Gregory S. Lampert
Partner
Los Angeles
glampert@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Constantine "Gus" Marantidis
Constantine "Gus" Marantidis
Partner
Los Angeles
cmarantidis@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Michael J. McCue
Michael J. McCue
Partner
Las Vegas, Silicon Valley
mmccue@​lrrc.com
702.949.8224 / vCard
Shane E. Olafson
Shane E. Olafson
Partner
Phoenix
solafson@​lrrc.com
602.262.5327 / vCard
Takashi Hashimoto
Takashi Hashimoto
Of Counsel
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
thashimoto@​lrrc.com
650.687.8441 / vCard
Ryan B. Kennedy
Ryan B. Kennedy
Of Counsel
Albuquerque
rkennedy@​lrrc.com
505.764.5477 / vCard
Shaun P. Lee
Shaun P. Lee
Senior Associate
Los Angeles
slee@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Ryan M. Swank
Ryan M. Swank
Senior Associate
Silicon Valley
rswank@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Mike Koplow, Ph.D.
Mike Koplow, Ph.D.
Associate
Los Angeles
mkoplow@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Abazar Mireshghi
Abazar Mireshghi
Associate
Los Angeles
amireshghi@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Katherine L. Quigley
Katherine L. Quigley
Associate
Los Angeles
kquigley@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Sami I. Schilly
Sami I. Schilly
Associate
Los Angeles
sschilly@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Kyle N. Siegal
Kyle N. Siegal
Associate
Phoenix, Silicon Valley
ksiegal@​lrrc.com
602.262.0809 / vCard
Drew Wilson
Drew Wilson
Associate
Los Angeles
dwilson@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard

Litigation

Kris J. Kostolansky
Kris J. Kostolansky
Partner
Denver
kkosto@​lrrc.com
303.628.9515 / vCard
Adam L. Massaro
Adam L. Massaro
Associate
Denver
amassaro@​lrrc.com
303.628.9513 / vCard

Related News

09/27/2016
Kennedy joins firm's Albuquerque office
Intellectual Property practice group adds Of Counsel Ryan Kennedy in New Mexico
08/29/2016
Daly joins editorial board of Los Angeles Lawyer magazine
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie partner added to LACBA publication committee
07/15/2016
Pate named one of Arizona's most influential women in business
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie labor and employment attorney recognized by Az Business magazine
03/31/2016
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie achieves Top 15 ranking for patent allowances
Law firm included in Top 100 U.S. Patent Firms based on performance before USPTO
12/16/2015
Software patent applications need specifics, should tell a story
Careful attention to detail required to avoid rejection from USPTO
Oct. 20, 2015
Lewis Roca Rothgerber adds Intellectual Property attorney in Silicon Valley
Takashi Hashimoto joins firm's growing Intellectual Property practice group

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Art Hasan
Art Hasan
Practice Group Leader, Partner
626.795.9900
Kris J. Kostolansky
Kris J. Kostolansky
Partner
303.628.9515