The Intellectual Property Litigation Practice at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP recognizes that a successful IP enforcement strategy can make an important contribution to a company's bottom line. Our attorneys help a wide variety of clients protect what is theirs and police the marketplace against infringements and unfair competitive practices.

Our attorneys have litigated infringement suits across a broad range of industries and technologies, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, dental methods, computer software, automobile designs, consumer products, agricultural equipment, ink formulations, cameras, in-flight entertainment systems and electronic components, in courts around the nation.

Drinker Biddle believes in a team approach to litigation, which establishes a more effective relationship between our attorneys and clients. We take pride in the fact that our attorneys are sophisticated professionals who understand the industries, businesses and business objectives of our clients. While we provide our clients with teams of experts, we are also able to provide our clients with the kind of resources that small specialty firms cannot muster. This provides us with the flexibility to address any problem - whether routine or complex - to achieve our client's business objectives.

Patent Litigation

When patent disputes arise, our aggressive and experienced patent litigation attorneys handle every aspect of litigation and dispute resolution. Whether a jury trial in Chicago, an appeal before the Federal Circuit, a Markman hearing in New Jersey, an administrative proceeding before the International Trade Commission or an arbitration in Texas, we have lawyers who know how to win. We have successfully pursued actions against infringers in federal courts across the country, in foreign courts and before international trade organizations and administrative bodies.

Trademarks, Copyright and Advertising Litigation

Our Intellectual Property Litigation Practice includes lawyers experienced in the litigation of trademark disputes, allegations of false advertising, counterfeiting, Internet domain names and unfair competition. Our attorneys have litigated trademark and advertising disputes before state and federal courts across the nation, in the National Advertising Division (NAD) and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. We also litigate copyright disputes, including infringements of original literary creations, audio and visual works, product configurations, databases and computer software.

The firm has offered advice and litigation support to major retailers experiencing infringement and illegal importation of their copyrighted fabric designs; to publishers in response to infringement of their copyrighted texts; to a film company with respect to infringement of its copyrighted screenplay; to a major performing rights organization with several hundred thousand members and affiliates; to a satellite carrier about retransmission of television broadcast rights; and to a trade association's members about digital printing issues.

E-Commerce Litigation

Drinker Biddle lawyers also actively pursue domain name disputes through the registration dispute resolution process and in the federal courts, as may be required. Drinker Biddle lawyers have advised clients about cybersquatting and are involved in overall Internet governance issues.