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 Welcomes New Intellectual Property Attorney, Carol H. Peters

November 12, 2018

Hinckley Allen is pleased to welcome Carol H. Peters as Counsel in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Carol is a skilled trademark, patent, copyright, social media and advertising law attorney with a breadth of knowledge from her experiences as insi…

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Hinckley Allen Recognized on "Best Law Firm" List for the Ninth Consecutive Year

November 1, 2018

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have recognized Hinckley Allen for the ninth consecutive year as a Best Law Firm. Hinckley Allen earned national rankings in four practice areas and regionally in 52 practice areas.Firms included in the 2019 "B…

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Publication

How Not to Advertise Your Recreational Marijuana Business in Massachusetts: Neon Signs and Other Prohibited Practices

August 21, 2019

Most businesses in Massachusetts are free to market their business using a variety of creative advertising methods. Neon signs? Usually no problem. Vinyl-wrapped vehicles? Great exposure. Hosting a giveaway or handing out coupons? A good way to get new cus…

Publication

SCOTUS to Hear Argument on FOIA's Confidential Information Exemption

April 2, 2019

In April, the Supreme Court will, for the first time, hear argument on a case that requires it to grapple with Exemption Four of the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), exempting trade secrets and confidential information. Alexa T. Millinger discusses thi…

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