Overview

In today’s globally connected economy, it has never been easier to access and disseminate new ideas and technology. Of course, this means that the threat of unauthorized use of intellectual property (IP) has never been greater. Our IP lawyers deliver strategic counsel on how to defend, protect, and enforce IP rights and assets—from single entrepreneurial endeavors to complex portfolios of IP assets for large corporations.

Prepared to take the optimal course of action.

IP disputes are often settled by crafting resolutions that avoid litigation. There are times, however, when litigation is the right course and that’s when Hinckley Allen’s IP Litigation practice truly excels. From the outset, we work with clients to understand the risks, costs, and prospective benefits associated with various legal strategies. Only then do we litigate the case to achieve the solution that best matches your business and strategic objectives. Our experienced team has litigated and tried patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secrets, and copyright cases in courts throughout the United States and abroad.

Services

We provide robust representation in all areas of IP protection. Our IP lawyers are experienced and active practitioners in all facets of litigation, from case filing through trial and appeal:

Patent Litigation

  • Patent validity/invalidity
  • Patent infringement/non-infringement
  • Inequitable conduct and patent enforceability/unenforceability
  • Defense of non-practicing entities (“troll”) litigation
  • Markman proceedings
  • Preliminary injunctions
  • Structured settlements, including licensing
  • Trials and appeals

Trademark Litigation and Unfair Competition

  • Enforcement and defense of trademark infringement lawsuits
  • Internet-based infringements, including domain name disputes
  • Prosecute and defend opposition and cancellation proceedings before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)
  • Preliminary injunctions
  • False advertising
  • Trials and appeals

 Trade Secret Litigation

  • Prosecute and defend trade secret misappropriation issues
  • Preliminary injunctions
  • Experience in a wide variety of matters—consumer products, military weaponry, construction, software, financial services, and industrial
  • Trials and appeals

Copyright Litigation

  • Prosecute and defend infringement issues in federal courts around the country
  • Internet-based infringements
  • Copyright validity and enforceability issues
  • Preliminary injunctions
  • Experience in consumer products, software, mechanical and visual arts, music, publishing, construction, and media
  • Trials and appeals

Case Studies

Case Study

Successful Prosecution of Energy Companies

Hinckley Allen’s Christopher Carter was successful in his representation of Freedom Logistics, PNE Energy Supply, Resident Power, and Halifax-American Energy Company, based in Auburn and known collectively as the Freedom Companies, in a lawsuit against …

News & Insight

Firm News

Hinckley Allen Expands Partnership, Elevating Ryan M. Gainor to Partner

January 8, 2020

Hinckley Allen today announced that Ryan M. Gainor has been elevated to Partner. Ryan assumed his new position effective January 1, 2020.“Ryan has all the qualities that we value in our lawyers at Hinckley Allen,” said David J. Rubin, Managing Partner …

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Hinckley Allen Celebrates 10 Years a “Best Law Firm”

November 1, 2019

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have recognized Hinckley Allen for the tenth consecutive year as a Best Law Firm. Hinckley Allen has been ranked nationally in five practice areas and regionally in 53 practice areas.Firms included in the 2020 …

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Publication

With Overturned $6.5M Verdict, Hinckley Allen IP Attorneys Score Another Win in 2019

January 13, 2020

Among the small cadre of intellectual property attorneys in Rhode Island, Christine K. Bush and Craig M. Scott have notched many successes during their two decades of practicing law together, and 2019 was no exception.The duo secured notable wins across th…

Publication

When Are Cannabis Cafés Coming to Massachusetts?

November 20, 2019

This month marks one year since legal adult-use marijuana sales began in Massachusetts and made the Bay State the first state on the East Coast to implement legal, recreational sales of cannabis. Since then, the Cannabis Control Commission has approved doz…

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