In 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.
Our 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.
The 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
Schmidt 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
Our 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Our 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 and transactions.
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