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, medical devices 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

Hinckley Allen Client Lacerta Group Wins Patent Trial

Hinckley Allen client Lacerta Group prevailed in defense of a patent infringement action brought by Inline Plastics Corp., which alleged infringement of five patents for tamper-evident and tamper-resistant plastic food containers. After a 13-day trial, the…

Case Study

Hinckley Allen Successfully Defends Atkins & Linkletter Heirs in The Game of Life Dispute

Hinckley Allen won a significant victory in the First Circuit Court of Appeals involving the copyright authorship of the iconic Game of Life. The win comes after years of litigation involving the copyright grant for the Game of Life and whether it is eligi…

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News & Insight

Firm News

Hinckley Allen Adds National Security Expert B. Stephanie Siegmann to its Litigation Team

March 7, 2022

Hinckley Allen today announced that B. Stephanie Siegmann has joined the firm as a litigation partner and Chair of the International Trade & Global Security practice in its Boston office.“Stephanie is another outstanding hire for our Firm and will be…

Firm News

Hinckley Allen Client Lacerta Group Wins Patent Trial

February 25, 2022

Hinckley Allen client Lacerta Group prevailed in defense of a patent infringement action brought by Inline Plastics Corp., which alleged infringement of five patents for tamper-evident and tamper-resistant plastic food containers. After a 13-day trial, the…

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Publication

Hinckley Allen Adds Ex-US Attorney And National Security Expert

March 8, 2022

Law360 spoke with partner B. Stephanie Siegmann, former National Security Chief and Assistant U.S attorney who will spearhead Hinckley Allen’s International Trade & Global Security practice, and expand the Firm’s cybersecurity and white collar/gove…

Publication

Right of Publicity Laws: New Hampshire

August 27, 2020

A Q&A guide to New Hampshire right of publicity laws. This Q&A addresses the types of persons and aspects of identity protected by the right of publicity, remedies for violations of the right, defenses to right of publicity claims, personal jurisdi…

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