Berger Montague’s Intellectual Property Department provides legal services in all aspects of intellectual property law. We assist our clients in fully and creatively protecting, managing, and leveraging their valuable intellectual and intangible assets in an ever-evolving global marketplace.

Our clients range in size from large corporations to family-owned and closely held businesses, to nascent and growing startups, to individuals. We offer premier services regarding creating, protecting, and asserting patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, as well as domain names, data streams and use rights, and Internet properties. We provide licensing and counseling services regarding all of these asset types. Our attorneys have represented clients across the world and have long-standing relationships with many domestic and international companies, service providers, and law firms.

Berger Montague Intellectual Property Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property Litigation: Our litigators have a strong and successful track record in intellectual property disputes, representing clients in trial and appellate courts, and in administrative proceedings before the United States PTO. We handle patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation, large and small, advocating aggressively and tenaciously to protect our clients’ rights and obtain favorable outcomes.

Patents: Many of the attorneys in Berger Montague’s Intellectual Property Department have Ph.D.s and/or advanced technical degrees in various engineering disciplines, biotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry, computer science, and data analytics. We leverage this experience to offer clients a global patent prosecution and counseling practice that can assist from the earliest stage of technical development to product clearance and licensing.

Trademarks: We provide strategic counsel on trademark registration, enforcement, licensing, and protection. Our experience includes conducting and analyzing comprehensive trademark searches, preparing and filing trademark applications, responding to USPTO office actions, creating and managing trademark portfolios worldwide, and handling disputes to ensure that valuable brands are recognized and shielded from infringement.

Copyrights: We register, license, enforce, and defend copyrights. We advise clients on copyright ownership, fair use issues, digital rights management, and copyright infringement matters, so that creative works and expressions are fully protected and policed.

Trade Secrets: Because we are well-versed in trade secret law, we help clients establish robust trade secret protection programs. These include drafting detailed confidentiality agreements and pursuing misappropriation claims.

Due Diligence: In mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions, we are regularly involved in the drafting and negotiation of representations, warranties, and covenants relating to intellectual property portfolios. We advise on the development of disclosure schedules and perfection certificates, and on the registration and maintenance of patents, trademarks, and service marks. We identify potential issues, advise on intellectual property protection and transfer, and assist in negotiating terms and conditions of use or transfer.

Flexible Billing Arrangements: Berger Montague is welcoming to intellectual property clients who wish to inquire about flexible billing arrangements, and serves clients on an hourly fee billing model, as well as hybrid, and contingent fee models where appropriate.

Intellectual property is key to establishing and maintaining a business’s competitive edge. At Berger Montague, we offer a deep and comprehensive understanding of intellectual property law as well as an experienced and aggressive team able to deftly advise clients on strategic solutions.

Representative IP Litigation Matters

  • Ace Ina Holdings, Inc. et al v. Ace Insurance Agency, LLC et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Accu-Time Systems, Inc. v. Bioscrypt, Inc., (E.D. Pa.)
  • Adams Mfg, Corp v. A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc. et al, (W.D. Pa.)
  • Alan Schmidt v. John Skolas, et al, (3d Cir.)
  • Allen Organ Company v. Galanti Organ, et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Aloft Media LLC v. Microsoft Corporation, (E.D. Tex.)
  • Apparel Productions Inc. v. Nina McLemore Inc. et al, (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Ascio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals, LLC, (N.D. Ga.)
  • Automated Facilities Management Corporation et al v. DPSI et al, (D. Neb.)
  • Blenheim Group, LLC v. Int’l Innovation Company USA, INC. et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Bros. et al v. Simon, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Bruso v. Bureau Vander, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Capricorn Pharma Inc. v. Matrixx Initiatives Inc. et al, (D. Del.)
  • Casella Wines Pty Ltd v. Bronco Wine Company et al, (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Casella Wines Pty Ltd. v. The Wine Group LLC, (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Catheter Flushing v. AngioDynamics et al, (D. Utah)
  • Cigars International, Inc. v. Famous Smoke Shop, Inc. et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Conbraco Indus., Inc. v. Mitsubishi Shindoh Co., Ltd., (W.D. NC)
  • C.R. Bard v. Medical Components, (D. Utah)
  • Cross Atlantic Capital Partners, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc. et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Eli Lilly and Company v. Glenmark Generics Inc., USA, (S.D. Ind.)
  • Emerson Electric Co. v. Lutron Electronics, (E.D. Mo.)
  • Ethidium Health Systems, LLC v. Take Care Health Systems, LLC et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. Pilat Media Limited, (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Frankford Candy & Chocolate Co. Inc. v. Johnson et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Gail-Neilson Facilitators Inc. v. Adoptions From Heart Inc., (Pa. Comm. Pleas Ct.)
  • Gannett Fleming, Inc. v. Christensen, et al, (E.D. Va.)
  • In re: Medical Components, Inc., (Fed. Cir.)
  • Invisible Fence Co. v. Dogwatch, Inc., (E.D. Pa.)
  • Junker v. Medical Components, Inc. (E.D. Pa)
  • MagSil Corporation et al v. Seagate Technology et al, (D. Del.)
  • Matrix PT LLC v. Tweel Home Furnishings Inc. et al, (D. Conn.)
  • Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. v. Capricorn Pharma Inc., (D. Ariz.)
  • Medical Components, Inc. v. Angio Dynamics, Inc., (E.D. Pa.)
  • Medical Components, Inc. v. Arrow International, Inc., (E.D. Pa.)
  • Medical Components, Inc. et al v. Diatek, Inc., (M.D.N.C.)
  • Medical Components, Inc. v. Grunwald et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Medical Components, Inc. v. Spire Biomedical, Inc. et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Medical Components, Inc. v. Tyco Healthcare, L.P., (E.D. Pa)
  • Milliken & Milliken v. Loxcreen Company, (M.D. Fla.)
  • Moore Products Co. v. Johnson Yokogawa Cor, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Munoz-Ramos v. Edmund Newman, Inc., et al, (D. Mass.)
  • Munoz-Ramos v. Newman, Inc., et al, (1st Cir.)
  • Nike, Inc. v. Campomar, S.L., et al, (S.D. Fla.)
  • PA Manufacturers v. Liberty Life Assur, et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Penda Corporation v. Car-Mic Enterprises, et al, (W.D. Pa.)
  • Penda Corporation v. STK, L.L.C., (E.D. Pa.)
  • Penda Corporation v. STK, L.L.C., et al, (W.D. Pa.)
  • Penda Corporation v. Stylecraft Auto Seat Cover Co., Inc. et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Pfizer, Inc. et al v. Macleods Pharmaceuticals LTD, (S.D.N.Y.)
  • PMG Systems, Inc. v. Devine, et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • QVC, Inc. v. Qdoba Restaurant Corporation, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Reading Terminal Market Corporation v. O’Neil, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Schmidt v. Skolas et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • SFA Systems, LLC v. Infor Global Solutions, (E.D. Tex.)
  • Shah et al v. Pasternak et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Strohl Systems Group v. CAFM Solutions Inc., (C.D. Cal.)
  • Triangle Container Corporation et al v. Padilla, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Triton IP, LLC v. Sage Group, PLC, (D. Minn.)
  • UCB Inc. et al v. Accord Healthcare Inc. et al, (D. Del.)
  • UCB Inc. et al v. Glenmark Generics Inc. USA et al, (D. Del.)
  • Wescho Company, Inc. v. Corrigan Corporation, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Westinghouse Lighting Corporation, et al. v. Asian Electronics Limited, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Zurn Indus., LLC v. Conbraco Indus., Inc., (C.D. Cal.)
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