Savvy clients know that the best protection against incursions on their intellectual property is a strong dose of prevention. But sometimes, litigation is the only available remedy for protecting an organization’s innovative ideas, products, processes, and brands, and thus its competitive advantage in the marketplace. Ulmer & Berne’s seasoned trial lawyers include those with deep experience and expertise both in prosecuting and defending IP and technology-related claims. Our clients in this area range in size from small entrepreneurial ventures to large multi-national institutions. We represent both public and private clients in complex IP cases involving:
- Patent infringement, ownership and validity
- Copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement
- Unfair competition and false advertising claims (both federal and state)
- Software and licensing disagreements
- E-Commerce and internet domain name disputes
- Disputes involving disclosure or theft of trade secrets, or breach of confidentiality agreement
In addition to providing these core IP litigation services, we also assist our clients in other types of litigation concerning technology-based claims or subject matter.
Today, the United States Supreme Court overturned a provision of the Lanham Act that disallowed registration of terms or phrases that “may disparage” persons in Matal v. Tam. The Supreme Court ruled that the so-called “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act violated the free speech provisions of the First Amendment....
June 19, 2017
Ulmer Client Alert Topic: Patent Litigation By: John F. Bennett, Anisha A. Mehta, Jeffrey R. Schaefer Forty percent of all patent litigation cases are filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. This court has become famous (or infamous) for its liberal venue practices, accepting cases...
May 24, 2017
The World Trademark Review (WTR) has recognized Ulmer & Berne LLP partners Thomas M. Williams and Michael A. Marrero in its “WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” rankings. WTR is the world’s only independent multimedia publication dedicated exclusively to reporting on trademark issues. This marks the sixth consecutive...
January 13, 2017
Ulmer is ranked in 39 categories in the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings. Among these, the firm earns U.S. News – Best Lawyers highest rankings in 21 categories. The firm also ranks nationally in 15 categories. Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” are...
November 01, 2016
BTI Consulting Group has ranked Ulmer & Berne LLP in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2017 among the top 15 percent of firms serving large corporate clients in the areas of commercial litigation, employment litigation, and IP litigation. The Litigation Outlook is based on direct feedback from leading legal decision makers....
September 20, 2016
“Daily Fantasy Wide Open For Student-Athlete Publicity Suit,” Law360, August 31, 2016 With a new football season looming, millions upon millions of people are frantically drafting or putting the finishing touches on their fantasy football teams. In recent years, a certain variety of fantasy football called “daily fantasy” enjoyed a...
September 01, 2016
“TrueCar Must Face Some Claims in $250M False Ad Suit,” Law360 January 8, 2016
January 08, 2016
On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”), which amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 and, most notably, creates a federal civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. The DTSA received strong bipartisan support, passing unanimously in the...
May 16, 2016
“US District Court Upholds Cancellation of ‘Redskins’ Registrations” World Intellectual Property Review July 9, 2015
July 09, 2015
Ulmer & Berne LLP has been ranked within the top 10 percent of all law firms by The BTI Consulting Group, one of the nation’s leading legal industry research firms, in their recently published 2015 BTI Litigation Outlook report. The firm was selected as a “Litigation Powerhouse” and is named...
October 23, 2014
Ulmer & Berne LLP has been recognized among the 2014 Go-To Law Firms® as indicated by a survey of general counsel at the top 500 companies in the U.S. by American Lawyer Media (ALM). Ulmer & Berne was selected by 15 Fortune 500 companies as their go-to- law firm in...
June 13, 2014