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Intellectual Property

Any form of intellectual property can be litigated. When litigation is necessary, you want sophisticated and experienced counsel who will handle your important cases with calm confidence, clear communication, interactive collaboration, and refreshing transparency. Protorae Law’s Intellectual Property and Technology Law attorneys are here to help. We take a strategic approach to every case. We perform early case assessments. We evaluate settlement options. We combine creativity and smart technology to tackle discovery challenges rationally and cost-effectively. We pursue alternatives to litigation, including patent reexamination, inter partes proceedings, arbitration, and mediation. Our attorneys are former clerks at both the trial and appellate level. We have successfully litigated all forms of IP cases (patent, copyright, and trademark), from complaint to jury trial to appeal. In addition to district court litigations, we have also handled litigation-like proceedings before the U.S Patent & Trademark Office, including patent reexaminations, trademark oppositions and petitions for cancellation of trademarks.

We are especially familiar with the local practice rules at the Eastern District of Virginia.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a national residential construction company and several related real estate companies in a copyright infringement lawsuit involving architectural copyrights with over $260 million in alleged damages. Obtained a non-infringement decision on behalf of all defendants on summary judgment. After the decision was affirmed by the Fourth Circuit (which we also litigated), successfully obtained an award of attorneys’ fees and costs on behalf of our clients
  • Represented a small patent owner that was sued by large international company to invalidate our client’s patent. The patented technology covered a method of crowd-sourcing the creation of maps using collected travel data. Litigated the case from district court to appeal and obtained a full victory on an appeal involving five claim construction issues
  • Represented a company in a trademark infringement case involving an airline consulting company and a charter flight operator. Conducted a successful mediation conference before a Magistrate Judge to obtain an early and favorable resolution for our client
Contact
  • Antigone G. Peyton
  • Member
    Chair, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Practice
  • (703) 639-0929
  • Email
  • Clyde E. Findley
  • Member
  • (703) 639-0941
  • Email

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