Practice Areas
Inter Partes Matters

When Negotiating, You Either Abandon Your Rights or Enforce Them

Your intellectual property (IP) is a valuable asset that must be identified, used and protected if it is to yield its greatest value.  It is widely accepted that the optimal method to settle business disputes, including IP disputes, is through negotiations that avoid disruption to your business.  However, there are times when these options are exhausted and a contested proceeding is the best solution.

Whether enforcing or defending your IP rights, or resisting another party’s assertion of their rights, Volpe and Koenig gets to the heart of the matter and minimizes impact to your business.  We anticipate problems and propose strategies that are cost effective, real world solutions that make business sense. Our goal is to minimize your risk and return you to your business with a resolution that serves you now and in the future. 

Volpe and Koenig: Experience When You Need It

Individually and as a firm, we are well-versed in all aspects of IP law and we strive to keep abreast of changes in the law, litigation procedures, and the business implications of litigation. Our team has the experience to compile evidence in complex IP matters and present it in the courtroom at the trial and appellate levels. When the matter requires it, we have the technical expertise to present a strong factual case on a sound legal basis in complex technologies.

Our litigation attorneys understand that our strategy must be consistent with your goals, and must be achieved efficiently, with a focus on being cost effective.  We evaluate each case and develop strategies to prevent any possible obstacles. We partner with you and work hand-in-hand to decide the best course of action, bypassing the “do everything you can do” approach to litigation and its associated additional costs. We understand your business objectives and assess the relevant technologies as they apply to the matter, identify the risks, recommend mitigation strategies, and keep you involved and informed every step of the way.

Our Practice Strengths

Volpe and Koenig has represented national and international clients in the following inter partes matters:

  • Patent litigation
  • Trademark litigation
  • Copyright litigation
  • Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Post Grant Review (PGR) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Patent Office Ex Parte re-examination
  • False advertising
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • International Trade Commission (ITC) cases
  • Domain disputes
  • Foreign cancellation proceedings
  • Foreign enforcement actions
  • Foreign invalidity actions

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