Litigation

The firm has played a successful and active role in enforcing and defending our clients’ intellectual property rights since the firm was founded in 1975. Our diverse litigation practice covers subject matter including video editing equipment, tissue engineering, medical devices and water ejection devices used at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are staffed with veteran litigators experienced in prosecuting and defending cases involving a wide variety of intellectual property issues, including:

  • Patent infringement including Inter Partes Review
  • Trademark infringement
  • Diverted goods
  • Trade secrets
  • Copyright infringement
  • Trade libel
  • Unfair competition

The fact that the firm is an intellectual property boutique offers unique advantages. We have more than 50 attorneys and agents who hold degrees in engineering or science-related fields, and most have real world, technical experience. Accordingly, we are uniquely situated to understand, protect and enforce all varieties of intellectual property rights.

 

Preventive Law

In view of the high cost of litigation, we believe in counseling our clients in preventive law. Accordingly, our attorneys carefully review all types of transactions in an effort to minimize our clients’ exposure to expensive litigation. However, if litigation ensues, the firm will zealously protect and enforce its clients’ interests through trial or until a favorable resolution is reached.

 

International Experience

We have expertise in counseling our clients on protecting their intellectual property rights internationally, including in Canada, Mexico, Asia and the European Community. We also have a successful track record in connection with representing international clients in the United States and enforcing their intellectual property needs. Through our broad network of foreign associates, the firm has initiated litigation in numerous foreign countries, including Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Japan and Korea. We have assisted with litigation in European countries, including Great Britain, Germany and France. Our attorneys also interact with U.S. Customs in an attempt to ensure that knock-off products featuring marks similar to our clients’ trademarks or covered by our clients’ copyrights or patents are appropriately addressed.

Litigation Support

We Understand Technology and How to Communicate It

Add BSTZ to your litigation team. An extraordinary number of our attorneys are also engineers and/or scientists. That singular distinction makes our firm your ideal partner to resolve technology questions, including:

Communicating with Technical Specialists

  • Precisely performing, directing, and/or filtering results of searches
  • Assisting with the review and/or preparation of technical legal documentation

We Speak your Language

Most of our attorneys hold degrees in engineering and/or science. And most also have real world, hands-on experience in the fields of engineering and/or computer science.

Our intimate understanding of technology allows us to readily answer questions usually reserved for a technical expert or engineer and to communicate the technical details clearly and succinctly to you – protecting valuable time and resources.

We have continuously represented some of the world’s most prominent industry leaders. We are uniquely positioned to facilitate the flow of information between your litigation team and your technical experts. Our team has tremendous depth and experience to draw upon, and we quickly understand and appreciate the legal issues at issue.

 

Review and Creation of Legal/Technical Documentation

BSTZ assists in the preparation and/or review of legal documents containing technical subject matter, including:

  • Invalidity contentions
  • Non-infringement contentions
  • Tutorials
  • Interrogatories
  • Expert witness reports
  • Re-Examinations
  • Inter-Partes Review
 

Streamlined Searches

Whether you ask us to give direction to your search firm or to conduct the search ourselves, we know the sources of prior art and we know what to look for.

We filter the work product of search firms from both a technical perspective and a legal perspective to ensure that your team focuses on those references that are most useful.

Let’s discuss your IP needs

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