Since your intellectual property rights are vital to your company’s competitive advantage, enforcing those rights can be critical to your success.
THE ROLE OF IP LITIGATION PROCESS
Copyright law, patent law, trademark law, and trade secret law are undoubtedly complex. That is why you need an intellectual property lawyer who is skilled in IP litigation practice to help you navigate the course to a successful outcome. There is too much riding on the result of an intellectual property case not to find counsel that knows what to do to protect you. It’s important for you to proactively seek out offenders who are not respecting your intellectual property, and in the event that it goes to court, you want to know you have the odds in your favor.
TYPES OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:
Protect innovations with novel, useful, and non-obvious designs.
Protect innovations with novel, useful, and non-obvious applications.
Include marks and insignia associated with products or services as established in commerce.
We process strategies and items that (1.) are secret, (2.) are valuable because they are secret, and (3.) whose owner(s) take reasonable measures to protect the secrets thereof.
Protect original expressions of authorship, as recorded in tangible media of expression.
WHY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MATTERS:
Protecting the intellectual property you create in your business is integral to realizing the rewards of valuable ideas, as well as for the labor necessary to bring those ideas to fruition. By applying for copyrights, trademarks, and patents, you give yourself the best chance of controlling and benefiting from your business’s intellectual property over the long run.
Since your intellectual property rights are vital to your company’s competitive advantage, enforcing those rights can be critical to your success. By the same token, if you have been accused of infringing the intellectual rights of another person or company, you should expect a vigorous enforcement effort, and you will need a powerful defense.
Business Litigation Attorney
- 100% Satisfaction with Communication Eric helped represent me with a very large lawsuit that was brought against me. 100% satisfaction with communication. It was timely; it was appropriate; it was insightful, thoughtful. From beginning to end, it was very clear that my legal counsel, Eric Helmy was by far the better warrior, so to speak, the intellectually, strategically, and we clearly outthought the opposition from beginning to end, and I don’t think they knew what hit them. The opposition didn’t have any choice but to really retreat and drop the suit, so I was very satisfied.Aloysius Fobia, M.D. Physician in Portland, Oregon
- He'll Respond to Me When I Need Him. …I believe my law case never would have got off the ground without Eric’s attention to what was happening to me. I’m an excavator, in the tough times that have come along, there’s been several instances where the big developers think they’re not going to pay me, and I feel like they’re trying to [take advantage of] me. I can call Eric,…and he’ll come down and go sit in a meeting with me and all these big developers are writing checks before we’re getting up and leaving. …It’s nice to know that I have him on retainer, and he’ll respond for me when I need him. That’s the personal service you’ll get with him…Brad Bartlett Bartlett Excavation & Construction, LLC
- We Left With Important Information and a Plan Our first meeting with Eric was very helpful. We left with important information and a plan, and now we have our own corporation! Eric was invaluable in the writing of our bylaws and in advising our business setup. He also had great insights into owning a business in the Northwest. Having him on our company’s side makes us feel ready for the legal hurdles we will face as our business grows.Jaclyn Stewart CEO of Jurevicious Studios
- We are Very Pleased …We’ve worked with Eric on two different contract matters and [have] been very, very pleased with his advice and all the support he’s provided to members of our organization…We were really, really pleased with the quality of work Eric delivered, all the due diligence he performed, the advice he gave to the members of our staff…We would certainly recommend Eric, and we would hope to work with him again.Alice Forbes