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Intellectual Property Litigation

In a business climate driven by constant innovation and commodified information, protecting intellectual property is critical to success. Clients ranging from emerging visionaries to market-leading corporations count on Hodgson Russ to support and defend the ideas, designs, and processes that are the lifeblood of their business.

Hodgson Russ’s intellectual property litigation team helps clients protect their intellectual property rights by prosecuting and defending claims of infringement or misappropriation of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and ideas. We provide informed counsel and staunch advocacy for our clients throughout the litigation process, from strategy development, pre-litigation investigations, and Markman hearings all the way through litigation, appeals, and associated proceedings.

Drawing on the resources of our full-service law firm, we create multidisciplinary teams to ensure matters are handled effectively and efficiently for our clients, which span the full range of traditional disciplines through today’s most forward-looking industries. We work closely with attorneys at our firm who have advanced degrees in engineering, chemistry, the biological sciences, and other subject areas to bring to our representation a thorough understanding of our clients’ business, technology, and objectives.

Hodgson Russ has been awarded a prestigious “Best Law Firms” Metropolitan Tier ranking by Best Lawyers/U.S. News & World Report in the category of Litigation - Patent.

We represent clients in numerous industries, including:

  • Biotechnology
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Chemical engineering and manufacturing
  • Children’s products
  • Entertainment and media
  • Financial services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical devices 
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Software
  • Solar technology
  • And more

Our clients benefit from our extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in matters involving all forms of intellectual property, including:

  • Representing clients in patent infringement matters involving a diverse range of products and services (including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, sports equipment, genetic testing, linguistic search engine technology, and nanoparticle coatings, to name just a few)
  • Representing clients in proceedings before the International Trade Commission, the agency which adjudicates disputes over imported goods that infringe U.S. patents, trademarks and copyrights
  • Bringing and defending challenges to domain names (ICANN and federal court proceedings)
  • Bringing and defending trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)
  • Conducting jury and bench trials of patent, trademark, and misappropriation claims in state and federal courts
  • Obtaining preliminary injunctions
  • Working with patent prosecutors on re-examination proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Whether counseling on protection strategies in the conference room or defending our clients’ interests in the courtroom, the Hodgson Russ intellectual property litigation team provides sophisticated and cost-effective legal services focused on helping clients achieve their business objectives. Without the high price tag that generally comes with firms headquartered in larger cities, our attorneys have the breadth and depth of knowledge and experience necessary to help our clients protect their intellectual property rights and strengthen their competitiveness.


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