Our Trade Secret Litigation practice group helps clients protect against trade secret misappropriation, negotiate trade secret disputes and, when needed, file suit, enjoin and remedy trade secret theft. Our Trademark, Copyright and Technology Licensing Litigation practice group helps clients protect, analyze, manage, and monetize their valuable intellectual property, whether through registration, negotiation, or litigation. From up-and-coming startups to long-established companies and brands, BartkoZankel ensures the best protection and enforcement of trademark, copyright and technology licensing rights.
Trade Secret Litigation
The BartkoZankel Trade Secret practice represents both plaintiffs and defendants in trial courts throughout the United States. Our tech-savvy and commercial litigators have handled matters in a broad array of technologies including mechanical devices, software, biotech, wireless communications, mobile technology, computer security, and computer equipment. Unlike classic big firm “litigators,” we are trial lawyers with a deep experience trying trade secret and other IP cases to verdict. We are ranked by Chambers among the top trade secret lawyers in California. Our depth of substantive and technical understanding, experience handling complex IP litigation, and willingness to take cases to trial ensure the best possible protection of our clients’ legal interests. Together, we are able to analyze the critical technical issues, develop an effective litigation strategy, and present winning arguments to judges and juries. With these skills, BartkoZankel trade secret litigators have secured victory at trial, prevailed in preliminary injunction and other dispositive motion practice, and achieved favorable settlements. Most recently we obtained an $845 million verdict for our client ASML.
Understanding the intersection of technology and commercial business objectives, BartkoZankel lawyers help clients protect against trade secret misappropriation, negotiate trade secret disputes and, when needed, file suit, enjoin and remedy trade secret theft. The lack of big-firm overhead means that BartkoZankel can cost-effectively handle smaller cases. We understand that cost matters and not all cases should be litigated without limits. At the same time, BartkoZankel attorneys have gone toe-to-toe, and prevailed, against some of the largest law firms in the country.
Representative Trade Secret Clients
- National Semiconductor
- Next Level Communications
- Open Solutions
- Sun Microsystems
Trademark, Copyright and Technology Licensing Litigation
At BartkoZankel, we understand that helping our clients protect their valuable IP requires a multi-faceted approach, especially in an increasingly dynamic and fast-changing market. Rights arising from trademarks, copyrights, and technology licensing or joint venture agreements stand among clients’ most critical intellectual property. From the earliest stages of protection through litigation, BartkoZankel’s seasoned attorneys have counseled numerous companies on the best ways to strategically protect their IP and have achieved outstanding results for their clients through trademark, copyright, and technology licensing litigation. Ranging across a broad range of technologies and markets, from cases involving software code theft to brand logo infringement and domain name cybersquatting, our attorneys have successfully tried high-stakes cases to both juries, judges and arbitrators, and achieved top-value settlements.
Our depth of substantive and technical understanding, experience handling complex IP litigation, ability to tailor an approach to each clients’ needs, and willingness to take cases to trial ensure the best possible protection of our clients’ legal interests. Together, we are able to analyze the critical technical issues, develop an effective brand protection strategy, and if necessary, present winning arguments to judges and juries. With these skills, BartkoZankel litigators have secured victory at trial, prevailed in injunctive and other dispositive motion practice, and achieved favorable settlements. We are ranked by Chambers among the top California lawyers in Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secret litigation.
Unlike traditional big firm litigators, we are trial lawyers able to think creatively and practically to help our clients achieve their objectives. The lack of big-firm overhead means that BartkoZankel can cost-effectively handle smaller cases, while at the same time prevailing against some of the largest law firms in the country. Whether a startup or a long-established brand, BartkoZankel can help ensure valuable brand and other essential IP rights are protected and enforced.
Representative Trademark, Copyright and Technology Licensing Clients
- ABD Insurance & Financial Services
- Actuate Corporation
- DiCon Technologies
- JP Morgan Chase Bank
- Obviously Social
- Quantum Group
- Raytheon Corporation
Although BartkoZankel is willing and able to take a case to trial to best protect our client’s interests, we understand that sometimes settlement is the prudent way to resolve a dispute. The Firm has an extensive alternative dispute resolution practice, and several of our lawyers are court-approved mediators. We bring this expertise to the table, along with experience licensing intellectual property, to help clients obtain the best possible resolutions.
Relevant Trade Secret Articles (by Benjamin K. Riley)
- Trying a Trade Secret Case: A Road Map, Litigation Magazine, Vol. 43, No. 3 (Spring 2017), at 47
- President Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, BZB Alert
- "Trade Secret Damages," Chapter 9, Calculating and Proving Damages, Law Journal Press (2011)
- Three Pitfalls for Trade Secret Plaintiffs, ABA Business Torts Journal, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Spring/Summer 2008)