Intellectual Property

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Chadbourne’s intellectual property practice offers our clients the highly specialized legal and technical expertise of an intellectual property “boutique,” combined with the business and litigation skills of a global general practice law firm.

Over the past year Chadbourne’s IP Group has achieved numerous successes for our clients in the patent, copyright and trademark space, including securing a major, eight-figure patent infringement jury trial verdict for our client, Rockwell Automation, Inc.

Chadbourne’s work in intellectual property has received recent accolades including being ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report as the Law Firm of the Year in Copyright Law. Awards like these are a testament to the many talented and dedicated attorneys in the group.

Over the last several years, Chadbourne has been trusted in the development and management of patent and trademark portfolios for numerous world renowned companies, including CBS, Time Warner, Verizon, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Bad Boy Records,, and VISA. These clients choose Chadbourne as trusted counsel because of our team of experienced litigators, prosecutors, and IP counselors, many of whom have advanced degrees and in-house industry experience.

When it comes to patent litigation, Chadbourne stands out among its peers. The benchmark of our practice is that we combine our IP Group’s deep technical and scientific knowledge with Chadbourne’s world renowned trial litigators, such as Abbe Lowell, who was recently named by the National Law Journal as one of “The Most Influential Lawyers in America.” Working together, Chadbourne’s attorneys are able to take the complicated technology regularly found in patent cases and make it clearly understood by both judges and juries. This winning combination has not only proven effective at trial, but has also proven effective in putting together a strategic plan to litigate a case to a fast and favorable resolution. Some patent litigation clients we have successfully represented include: JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, Rockwell Automation, Canon USA, Microsemi, Phillips Avent, Fujitsu, Avid Technology and Adidas.

Partnering with our colleagues in the corporate group, Chadbourne’s intellectual property lawyers also provide a full range of services and counseling in corporate matters, including acquisitions, joint ventures, spin-offs, and other divestitures. Chadbourne’s lawyers also provide extensive counseling, negotiating and drafting services for every form of contract involving intellectual property rights.

Chadbourne’s intellectual property practice provides our clients with a full range of services to meet all of their intellectual property needs:

Counseling and Litigation

  • Patents
  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks, Trade Dress
  • Unfair Competition and False Advertising
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • NDA, Non-Competition, Former Employees and Confidentially Agreements

IP Corporate Transactional Work

  • Emerging Companies and Venture Capital
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Joint Development & Strategic Alliance Agreements
  • Procurement, Management, and Licensing of IP Assets
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • IP Portfolio Monetization

US Patent & Trademark Office

  • Patent Portfolio Development and Prosecution
  • Patent Reexamination, Post Grant Review or IPR Proceedings Before the USPTO
  • Trademark Clearance & Prosecution
  • TTAB and Inter Partes Proceedings Before the USPTO

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Representative Experience

Patent Infringement Defense
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Represented Rockwell Automation, Inc. in a patent in¬fringement lawsuit involving industrial control technology in the Western District of Wisconsin. Chadbourne obtained a $10.1 million jury verdict for Rockwell in October 2012.
Patent Infringement Defense
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Represented Rockwell Automation, Inc. in defending against a patent infringement lawsuit in the Northern District of Ohio. Chadbourne’s attorneys were able to obtain a highly favorable claim construction ruling from the Court which led to a favorable settlement for Rockwell in July 2013.
Trademark Prooceedings
Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group
Represented Bad Boy Records in numerous trademark proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) in 2012.
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Related Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Related Industries

Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

Related Regions

North America

Worldwide Contact

Paul Tanck
New York
+1 (212) 408-1116

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