Intellectual Property

Zuckerman Spaeder’s intellectual property (IP) litigation and counseling practice is different from many specialty firms because we are, first and foremost, trial lawyers who handle all manner of complex civil and criminal litigation. We understand new areas of technology and importantly, how to present complex issues in ways that a judge and jury will comprehend.

We have both prosecuted and defended claims regarding the ownership, licensing, and infringement of intellectual property. And we have experience litigating false advertising claims, including those brought under the Lanham Act. Our matters have involved claims and defenses arising in the areas of copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secrecy law. We have represented firms and individuals involved in such varied enterprises as gaming, software, rail technologies, surgical devices, medical research, film production, and media. We have also represented law firms alleged to have breached the standard of care or ethical obligations in their handling of IP filings, registrations, and licenses.

Our deep white collar criminal experience provides us with an unusual depth in IP matters with both civil and criminal dimensions. We have defended clients suspected of IP-related crimes, counseled businesses and individuals concerning potential criminal misconduct related to IP, investigated data security breaches that raised civil and criminal exposures, and presented to federal prosecutors who were considering IP-related criminal charges. 

Meet the team