Patents and Intellectual Property
Patent and Intellectual Property Litigation
Friedman, Suder & Cooke aggressively protects our clients’ intellectual property rights, 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 have litigated cases in state and federal courts in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, throughout Texas, and across the country. We also routinely handle appeals before the Federal Circuit and other Appellate Courts, including cases at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Patent Preparation, Prosecution, and Post-Grant Proceedings
FSC's registered patent attorneys work with our clients in obtaining and prosecuting new patents to protect their innovative technologies, as well as strengthening and enhancing their existing patent portfolios. We leverage our proficiency in patent litigation to develop an efficient strategy that provides robust patent protection, with claims that can be enforced against infringers and are able to withstand validity challenges.
Our patent practice includes protecting clients' rights in post-grant proceedings, such as filing and opposing Reexaminations, Reissues, Inter Partes Reviews (IPR), Post Grant Reviews (PGR), and Computer Business Method (CBM) reviews. We have successfully navigated proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) on numerous occasions. Our experience in both litigating and prosecuting patents enhances our understanding of the possible effects of such procedures on concurrent or future litigation, and provides an advantage in achieving a favorable outcome in adversarial proceedings such as IPRs.
We have represented clients ranging from individual inventors to small and mid-size corporations spanning a wide variety of technologies, including medical devices, consumer products, manufacturing, oil and gas, electronics, semiconductors, computer hardware, software, digital image processing, telecommunications, and wireless communications.
Alternative and Contingent Fee Litigation
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 for patent and intellectual property litigation and post-grant reviews that fit our clients’ needs and situations. 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.
FSC's Perspective on Intellectual Property
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 high stakes practice area.