Intellectual Property Litigation
Jones Waldo’s litigation department includes a number of trial attorneys with strong backgrounds in intellectual property litigation, particularly in the areas of trademark, copyright infringement, unfair competition and related disputes. We have represented parties in a number of cases arising out of disputes over the ownership of new technology, which included claims of breach of employment, confidentiality provisions, non-competition clauses and trade secret theft. Increasingly, commercial disputes involving intellectual property involve a broad range of causes of action based upon federal and state statutes, contract and common law claims. Our expertise in employment and commercial litigation, as well as tort claims, adds to our ability to offer clients superior service in intellectual property disputes.
Jim Lowrie, Tim Houpt, Michael Kelley and Lewis Francis have litigated disputes ranging from the protectability of package and signage design as trade dress to claims of computer source code theft, alleged confusion over similar business names and the enforceability of patent rights. We represent clients who continually rely on us to police and enforce their valuable intellectual property rights. Whether through demand letters, negotiation, mediation, obtaining preliminary injunctions or trying cases, we are committed to achieving the very best possible results for our clients.
AttorneysTimothy C. Houpt (Group Leader)
Elizabeth M. Butler
Brett D. Ekins
Lewis M. Francis
Brady L. Rasmussen
Timothy B. Smith
Nathan D. Thomas
Brent T. Winder