IP Litigation
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Winstead’s IP litigators represent IP owners to ensure that their valuable intellectual property is protected and profitable, and also defend companies and individuals who are alleged to have infringed the intellectual property rights of others.

Winstead IP litigators resolve patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other complex IP litigation issues in the district and federal courts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and U.S. International Trade Commission.  Our IP litigators are equally skilled at achieving favorable outcomes in alternative dispute resolution forums.  The broad range of experience found within Winstead allows the creation of a specific team suitable to each case, the forum, the technology, and the substantive issues.

Our litigators apply a broad range of effective techniques ranging from extraordinary ex parte seizures and preliminary injunctive relief to full-blown jury trials on the merits, with attendant appeals to the appropriate appellate courts.  The litigation team also conducts due diligence and provides risk assessment of pending or threatened intellectual property litigation.

We work with you to establish a case budget or fixed-fee proposal to eliminate unnecessary and unpleasant financial surprises.  Our budget or proposal helps you understand what activities and tasks are underway or imminent, when they will take place, and what fees you can expect.  We also work with you to reach a fee agreement, based either on our highly-competitive hourly rates or one of the various types of alternative fee arrangements we can offer.

We understand science and technology but, more importantly, we can explain that technology to jurors, judges, mediators, arbitrators, and lay persons in ways they understand and care about.  Our patent litigators, analysts, and agents hold bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in a wide variety of sciences and technology, including mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, software engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, microbiology, biological chemistry, and biomedical science.