We also have deep experience handling intellectual property conflicts, and frequently provide counsel on disputes involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition. Reinhart attorneys are adept at finding creative solutions to disputes that protect our client’s interest and secure their rights. It is our goal to avoid intellectual property litigation, and we can often find a resolution before a matter reaches that point. At the same time, our Patent and Intellectual Property Litigation team is fully prepared to handle cases that progress to that point.
Leveraging a multidisciplinary approach to our intellectual property dispute and litigation matters, we frequently collaborate with our Banking and Finance, Corporate Law, International, Labor and Employment, Litigation and Tax practices. Our attorneys efficiently handle cases and seek to always secure the most favorable client outcomes. We litigate in state and federal courts throughout the country, including the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and Trademark Trial Appeal Board in Washington, D.C.
Reinhart’s Intellectual Property Practice includes a dedicated group of registered patent practitioners whose practice focuses on obtaining high quality and strategic patent protection and providing sophisticated patent counseling. Since 2010, Reinhart has filed more than 1,900 patent applications and issued more than 1,700 patents worldwide. Our patent approach includes leveraging the skills of patent attorneys with specialized knowledge in a wide variety of technologies, including: mechanical, electrical, electronic and chemical arts; e-commerce and business methods; biological sciences, biotechnology and pharmacology; and medical devices.
Our patent practitioners also provide counsel on securing corporate patents and intellectual property in the event that an employee leaves an organization to work for a competitor. Without patent protection, copying and reverse engineering new products is entirely legal. To prevent this from happening and to encourage employees to consider patenting important innovations and key technological developments, our practitioners partner with clients to raise patent awareness amongst employees. As a result, new ideas can be patented and competitors can be prevented from copying innovative technology and new products.