From lead medical-device companies to major high-tech manufacturers, clients turn to Greene Espel to represent them in significant disputes involving patents and other intellectual property rights.
Our lawyers have resolved patent disputes and provided counseling on patent issues in a wide variety of technology areas. We take pride in working with in-house and outside experts to master complicated technical subjects and in presenting those concepts to judges and juries in an understandable way. Our lawyers have litigated patent matters in district courts across the United States, at the Federal Circuit, and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. We also conduct pre-suit investigations and provide opinion or consulting services for potential and pending patent litigation.
Greene Espel is frequently called upon to protect copyright interests as well as defend against claims of copyright infringement.
Trade Secret Litigation
From burgeoning high-tech companies to established international manufacturers, healthcare giants, and established financial services and insurance institutions, clients regularly turn to Greene Espel to represent them in disputes involving trade secrets.
From premier brand-owners to niche device manufacturers, clients seek Greene Espel’s counsel in complex disputes involving trademarks.
Chambers USA 2023 Recognizes Greene Espel for Litigation in Minnesota; Jeanette Bazis, Sybil Dunlop, and Kate Swenson Named Notable Practitioners
This year’s recognition highlights the firm’s “widely respected litigation group able to provide expertise across a range of commercial disputes, including both class actions and single-plaintiff claims.”
Update: 'Willful' Thinking: Supreme Court Set To Clarify When Trademark Owners May Recover Profit Awards
During the upcoming term, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider Romag Fasteners v. Fossil, No. 18-1233, a trademark case that presents the Court with a question that has puzzled the federal courts of appeals for years. Does the Lanham Act entitle a trademark owner to an award of the infringer's profits as a remedy for infringement under §1125(a) only if the infringement was willful?
Case Update and Potential Implications for Patent Owners: Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2017)
No. 2015-1944, --- F.3d ----, 2018 WL 313065 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 8, 2018) Patent owners, take note: The Federal Circuit has lifted the bar on appealing the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's time-bar determinations in inter partes review (“IPR”) proceedings. See Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corp., No. 2015-1944, --- F.3d ---, 2018 WL 313065 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 8, 2018) (en banc).