A trademark can be almost anything – such as a word, logo, sound or color – that is used to distinguish the goods or services of one party from those of another. Trademarks can be one of the most valuable assets of a business – particularly where a business relies heavily on its goodwill to attract and maintain customers. That is why we help our clients register, protect and enforce their trademark rights. And the fact that we are experienced trademark infringement litigators helps us provide better advice on initial registrations. Our trademark practice includes:
Copyright law protects original works of authorship, such as literary, musical, or pictorial works. Unlike patents, copyright does not protect ideas. For instance, while patent law may protect certain ideaslike how a car can be driven by a computer, only copyright law protects the expression of those ideas (such as the software code used to implement the self-driving car). Copyright law is also critically important for the creative arts, and can be a powerful weapon to prevent unlawful copying of content on the Internet. Our copyright practice includes:
In addition to our intellectual property focus, we also represent clients in a broad range of other business litigation. Our goal is to limit the uncertainly that is inherent in any litigation matter by exhaustively researching the law and the facts. With this firm preparation, and our years of experience, we helpguide our clients to the right litigation strategy. And because our clients are mostly technology companies, we are attuned to the special character of business disputes in the Silicon Valley. Our business litigation practice includes:
A patent grants an exclusive right to its owner to make, have made, use, or sell an invention for a set period of time. Inventions that are covered by patents include new designs, processes, machines, devices, or composition of matter. Patents can be a very powerful tool in protecting one’s inventions. We help our clients both enforce their patent rights against infringers, as well as defend against claims of infringement.