In Our Practice, We Litigate and Counsel
In addition to helping our clients secure intellectual property rights, RegitzMauck represents its clients in disputes of varying levels of size and complexity in courts and alternative dispute resolution proceedings across the United States.
RegitzMauck is similarly experienced in providing legal counsel to keep its clients out of the courtroom and/or resolve disputes as cost effectively as possible when the costs of litigation outweigh any real or perceived benefits, which is often the case.
RegitzMauck assists companies in obtaining patents that can provide exclusive and valuable rights to use and profit from their inventions for a specified period of time.
Patent law is an area of intellectual property law that grants inventors exclusive rights to novel, useful, and non-obvious innovations. This legal framework allows inventors (or their employers) to profit from their creations while disclosing the details of their inventions to the public. Once granted, patents allow patent owners to prevent others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing their inventions into the United States without authorization.
Copyright law protects creative works of authorship such as literature, music, art, and software. It grants the creators of these works exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, and display their creations for a specified period of time.
To secure a copyright, no formal registration is required; a copyright comes into being as soon as the work is fixed in a tangible medium of expression. However, RegitzMauck encourages and assists its clients in securing federal copyright registration where appropriate as registration carries significant benefits when clients seek to enforce their copyrights against infringers.
Trademark law focuses on safeguarding brand identities by preventing consumer confusion. It provides legal protection for brand names, logos, symbols, and slogans, ensuring they are exclusively associated with a particular source of a product or service when the relative consuming segment of the population recognizes the trademark as serving as a source-identifier.
Although federal registration is not necessarily required for trademark rights to arise and be enforceable, RegitzMauck encourages and assists its clients in securing trademark registration when appropriate as the benefits of federal registration can be significant. Trademarks owners can take legal action against competitors that attempt to use confusingly similar marks in commerce and federal trademark registration can assist in such enforcement efforts.
Trade Secret Law
RegitzMauck counsels businesses in implementing best practices to protect confidential and proprietary information, such as trade secrets, by establishing internal protocols and pursuing legal action when misappropriation occurs.
Unlike other IP rights, trade secrets are never publicly registered; instead, they are protected through reasonable efforts to maintain secrecy. Trade secrets must possess independent economic value and can include proprietary formulas, manufacturing processes, customer lists, and business strategies as long as they are keep secret. RegitzMauck has experience in enforcing and defending against claims of trade secret misappropriation.
IP Disputes & Litigation
RegitzMauck represents clients in state and federal court when intellectual property or contract-related disputes arise. Such disputes typically involve conflicts over patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, IP indemnification, or licensing disputes. Intellectual property cases often require specialized knowledge and expertise in the various statutory and common law frameworks.
Licensing and Contracts
RegitzMauck prepares, reviews, and negotiates contracts related to intellectual property, including licensing agreements, joint ventures, assignments, and technology transfers.
See list of exemplary services/representations that Mike and Dustin have provided their clients over the years:
- Commercial Litigation (TROs, injunctions, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, etc.)
- Copyright Litigation
- Copyright Registration
- Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
- Cyber Insurance Coverage Disputes
- Intellectual Property Due Diligence Assessments
- Intellectual Property Indemnification Litigation and Counseling
- Intellectual Property Licensing
- Intellectual Property Transfer Agreements
- Open Source Software Compliance
- Patent Infringement and Validity Opinions
- Patent Preparation and Prosecution
- Patent Litigation
- Patent Reexaminations, IPRs, and CBMs
- Trademark Litigation
- Trademark Registration and Prosecution
- Trademark Matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
- Trade Dress Litigation
- Trade Secret Misappropriation Litigation
- Unfair Competition Litigation