Patent and Intellectual Property Litigation
Friedman, Suder & Cooke aggressively protects its clients’ intellectual property rights in state and federal courts across the country, especially in the areas of patents and trade secrets. Our attorneys have the technical knowledge to spot when infringement is happening or to recognize distinctions over the intellectual property of others, and the trial expertise to do something about it. We are trial lawyers, first and foremost, and utilize our vast experiences inside the courtroom in preparing and prosecuting our cases with our trial strategy always in mind. We also know when to push a case to trial or successfully reach an acceptable resolution.
FSC's patent litigation practice includes protecting clients' rights before the Patent Trial and Appeals board in Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings, an adversarial proceeding regarding patent validity created as part of the America Invents Act, which took effect in 2012. We also leverage our proficiency in patent litigation by working with our clients and their prosecution counsel to strengthen and enhance their existing patent portfolios.
We have represented clients ranging from individual inventors to larger corporations in disputes spanning a wide variety of technologies, including medical devices, consumer products, manufacturing, electronics, semiconductors, computer hardware, software, digital image processing, telecommunications, and wireless communications.
Produced in conjunction with Spark360, the video below, in which Jon Suder and Mike Cooke discuss our patent and IP practice, gives an informative and dynamic look into this growing practice area.
Alternative and Contingent Fees
We are selective in the cases we accept, and strive to provide services in a timely, cost-effective, ethical, and professional manner to produce the clearest path to the results our clients seek. In addition to the traditional hourly fee structure, FSC offers contingency fee, blended fee, and other alternative fee billing arrangements that fit our clients’ needs and situation. This enables us to defer the significant costs of intellectual property litigation and level the playing field for inventors, start-ups, and smaller companies who are attempting to protect their intellectual property against the encroachment of their rivals.