When it’s impossible or inadvisable to avoid litigation, we’re vigorous advocates for our clients through all stages of the dispute. We’ll help your business steer a thoughtful course of action throughout the process of discovery, motions practice, settlement discussions, and–if necessary–trial or arbitration. Taking into account your overall business goals and mission, we'll engage you in cost-benefit analyses every step of the way. Whether the best course is alternative dispute resolution (i.e., mediation or arbitration), settlement, or trial, we’ll work with you to achieve the best possible outcome.


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Representative Intellectual Property Matters.

  • Representation of an international wood products equipment company in a trade secret misappropriation, patent infringement and breach of non-compete agreement action.

  • Representation of a nationally-known radio producer and personality in a trademark infringement suit against an international news circulation.

  • Representation of a local graphic designer in a copyright infringement suit brought by a national brewing company.

  • Representation of a national computer software developer in patent infringement suit brought by a competitor.

  • Representation of a heavy lift aircraft manufacturer in the negotiation of a joint development and patent licensing agreement.

  • Defense of a bag supplier in a trademark infringement suit brought by a national sporting goods manufacturer, against whom summary judgment of patent infringement was obtained.

  • Defense of a national garden accessory supplier in a trademark and trade name infringement suit.

  • Representation of a local courier service in a declaratory judgment suit for non-infringement of service mark.

  • Defense of an internet-based, computer peripheral supplier in an anti-cybersquatting and trademark infringement/dilution action.

  • Defense of an Oregon children’s book author in a copyright infringement suit brought by a non-resident plaintiff.

  • Representation of an on-air chef in a trademark infringement suit.

  • Defense of a hospital, sued for copyright infringement as a result of its commission and display of artwork.

  • Representation of a health care product manufacturer in a patent infringement and trade secret suit.

  • Defense of an infrared mapping service provider in a patent infringement suit.

  • Representation of a ground penetrating radar products distributor on counterclaims for trademark violations and cybersquatting.

  • Representation of a national insurance and financial services company in a trademark infringement action against a national financial services competitor.


Representative Business Matters.

  • Representation of a local commercial painting company regarding a breach of contract dispute with its client.

  • Representation of a telecommunications and internet service provider in connection with disputes with suppliers and customers.

  • Representation of a facility optimization consulting company in connection with a dispute with clients for payment.

  • Representation of a large-format digital display company in connection with bond claims and claims for payment.

  • Representation of a corporate real estate developer in connection with amounts owed to a lender under a cash flow participation agreement and duties owed by the lender pursuant to a partnership agreement.

  • Representation of a digital accessory distributor and member of an limited liability company against another member of the limited liability company regarding a contract dispute and ownership rights in the name of the company.

  • Representation of an online database service provider in connection with claims brought by an attorney for trademark infringement, cybersquatting, business torts, trade libel, and defamation.

  • Representation of a legal publishing company regarding a contract dispute for the sale and purchase of a corporation.


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