ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND E-DISCOVERY
the area of intellectual property disputes, the attorneys at Schmidt
LLC have litigated patent, trademark, trade secret and unfair competition
cases before various courts throughout the country. The industries
involved in the patent disputes range from pharmaceutical, including
Hatch-Waxman cases, chemical, biochemical, medical device, health
care, banking, insurance, telecommunication and manufacturing.
attorneys also protect our clients' business interests in US state
and federal courtrooms, before panels in domestic and international
arbitrations and in mediations. We further advise our clients on
E-Discovery issues and help them to implement a proper records management
system to control future litigation costs.
international reach of many of our clients’ business activities
make it increasingly important for our firm to assist clients in
the coordination of their international disputes. When representing
clients in a US litigation or arbitration, we communicate with their
foreign counsel to align claims and defenses and to avoid disadvantages
in the US litigation.
LLC represents its clients before the United States Patent and Trademark
Office (USPTO) in prosecuting patent applications and protecting
their patent rights in interferences and re-examinations before
the USPTO’s Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. The
firm also handles freedom to operate and clearance opinions.
attorneys prosecute for trademark applications with the USPTO and
defend their rights in opposition and cancellation proceedings before
the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Further, we handle copyright
matters for our clients, including registrations with the United
States Copyright Office.
firm does not only serve its clients by representing them in prosecution
matters; we also help to enhance the value of their intellectual
property by assisting our clients to acquire, license and/or sell
their intellectual property rights. Our attorneys have also been
involved in due diligence projects as part of transactions that
involved our clients’ intellectual property.
SECRETS AND UNFAIR COMPETITION
protection of intellectual property does not end with the above
areas. Businesses need protection from other potential dangers,
such as trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, false
advertising and antitrust activities by competitors. Schmidt LLC
helps to secure its clients’ sensitive information as trade
secrets and protects its clients from unfair competition from competitors
by enforcing their federal, state and common law rights.
corporate practice focuses on being our clients‘ outside in-house
counsel by helping them with corporate legal issues in their day-to-day
business as well as assisting them with corporate restructurings