Intellectual Property Litigation
The enforcement and protection of intellectual property has become increasingly critical for corporate success, if not survival. Our approach to guiding clients in the rapidly growing and changing area of contentious intellectual property matters has earned our clients a myriad of successes. Whether the matter calls for fierce advocacy or nuanced negotiation, we assist clients from a broad range of industries to achieve their intellectual property business goals.
Our Patent Litigation attorneys offer a unique and creative approach to litigation. Waller commits to:
We have deep industry knowledge across a broad range of technologies, including attorneys with science and engineering degrees in nearly every field. Relying on our vast network of subject matter professionals, our own personal technical backgrounds and wide-ranging industry knowledge, our attorneys provide clients — from small private companies to leading corporations — with versatility and ingenuity to meet their needs in resolving disputed patent matters. Having successfully enforced patents held by our clients and defended against patents held by third parties in federal courts across the United States, our Patent Litigation team understands the unique issues, procedures and timelines applicable to patent litigation.
Our Trademark litigators represent both plaintiffs and defendants in:
We handle all phases of litigation, including:
Our Trademark Litigation attorneys implement brand protection programs, including
complex litigation involving trademark licensing issues with:
Our Copyright Litigation attorneys represent clients in a wide array of complex copyright matters. We have been involved in some of the most sophisticated cutting-edge cases in the courts today, including matters related to, among others:
We also have experience in entertainment-related copyright disputes in music, film and television.
Our Trade Secret Litigation lawyers have deep experience in technology, customer list, new business model and employee trade secret cases. We bring and defend against applications for temporary restraining orders or preliminary injunction orders and ex parte seizures. We also have deep experience in enforcing restrictive covenants and exposure under the inevitable disclosure doctrine, in those jurisdictions where this form of relief is available.
Right of Publicity
We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in publication torts litigation in state and federal courts, including defamation, privacy and right-of-publicity cases. We are adept at understanding the different liability regimes under state common law and statutory remedies throughout the United States. We regularly represent musicians, media outlets, celebrities and Internet companies in complex right of publicity cases. We also counsel on fair and incidental use, damages, choice of law issues and Communications Decency Act (CDA) preemption.
Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity
Our attorneys represent defendants in the defense of data privacy and security breach class action litigation in federal and state courts. We have been involved in many important and well-known data privacy and security breach cases. Because of the growing relevancy of this area of the law, we have assembled a team of lawyers with the knowledge and expertise to assist clients in navigating these turbulent waters.
Represented the Sheriff’s Department of a Tennessee county in a patent infringement lawsuit.
Represented Fubakaze, an online foreclosure listing service, in a trademark infringement action against a competitor.
Represented a major motion picture studio in a copyright infringement action involving the unauthorized use of a protected character by another filmmaker.