San Francisco law firm Dergosits & Noah LLP represents clients nationwide in intellectual property (IP), including patent, trademark, and copyright infringement matters throughout the nation's federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). We also regularly handle trade secret and unfair competition matters.
IP litigation is often complex, lengthy, and expensive. These cases involve intricate legal principals and require an in-depth understanding of the underlying technology; our sophisticated understanding of both law and technology puts us in a strong position to successfully represent clients in IP litigation. Additionally, our strong background in transactional matters makes us especially familiar with the administrative procedures for procuring patent, trademark, and copyright protection, allowing us to uncover potential issues that might affect the outcome of litigation.
Our broad technical and legal knowledge allows us to represent plaintiffs and defendants in even the most complex patent infringement litigation. We often utilize requests for reexamination, which can be particularly useful for defendants in these cases, and regularly argue patentability matters before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.
Vigilant enforcement and maintenance of trademark rights is necessary to prevent possible confusion, dilution, or both. We represent plaintiffs and defendants in trademark litigation, and also handle cancellation and opposition matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).
Copyright litigation is complex, requiring a thorough understanding of both the Copyright Code, and how this law has been interpreted by the particular court in which the case is filed. We represent clients in disputes involving all types of copyrighted materials, including computer programs, visual art, sound recordings, and any literary, musical, dramatic, sculptural, pictorial, and architectural works.
Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
Using our legal expertise, we pursue trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition claims to ensure that our clients obtain the maximum recovery to which they are entitled. We also have significant experience in defending against these claims.