HOW WE WIN: A winning vision is the art of seeing what’s invisible to others.
We’re trial lawyers who practice in the area of intellectual property law. Nearly every attorney at our firm has been part of a winning trial team. This allows us to bring trial experienced vision to every level of a case.
We know from experience that a trial win isn’t about surviving the storm. It’s about knowing how to dance in the rain.
Our cases are high stakes matters. We start every case expecting that it will be tried to a jury. Our trial wins have taught us that this is the surest path to success. Prevailing at or before trial requires a burning competitive desire and the skill and knowledge of how to harness that desire to win.
Experience is helpful, winning experience is invaluable.
We think that a straightforward presentation given by credible, likable attorneys is the most effective way to convince a decision maker. From the outset of an engagement, we formulate a narrative of the case and use discovery to uncover the right material to present the facts to the jury in a normal human dialect. Our style in court avoids hyperbole and vitriol; we rely on a coherent presentation that explains all of the issues in a way that naturally leads the finder of fact to the right conclusion.
We never forget that simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Teamwork is the foundation of our approach to litigation. We collaborate on all important decisions so that we have more minds working on a problem. Our collaborative style ensures that the best way of thinking about an issue always comes to the fore, and fosters a constructive energy that pervades everything we do. Our approach creates teams that achieve the remarkable. Teamwork makes the dream work.
Talent wins motions, teamwork wins cases.
Our pursuit of client justice is tenacious, passionate and resolute — and it is also fair. We believe in fair play. We believe in fair play even when confronted with an absence of it. We’re able to win with the regularity we do because of our commitment to knowing the law and the rules, not violating them.
There’s never a right time to do the wrong thing.
We believe in diversity, in all forms. The people of our team each bring unique life, educational, and professional experiences to our cases. These experiences come together to thwart the risk of group think and to ensure that we see as many different angles as possible.
Diversity and inclusion is an everyday thing here, over 50% of our attorneys are members of ABA-defined diverse groups (Asian, Black, disabled, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and women).
Diversity makes our team stronger.
The successful deployment of technology is part of our DNA. Our team includes lawyers who are also computer scientists and others with a software background. We have a keen understanding of how to develop the best courtroom technology environment to persuade, but not overwhelm, judges and juries. We have a mastery of using technology to reduce the time, expense, and burden of discovery. And we’re able to generate efficiencies by employing cutting edge technology in our back office operations.
And our affection for technology reminds us that while one machine may be able to do the work of 10 ordinary people, no machine can do the work of one extraordinary person.
Our substantive practice is narrow, but our geographic reach is broad. Attorneys on our team combined have litigated in over half of the states of the United States. Team members have appeared in federal courts in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, and in multiple state courts.
Wherever needed, whenever needed.
Our firm develops predictable fee structure arrangements for both affirmative and defensive cases. When the circumstances are right, we think that such an engagement can provide a strong opportunity for a win-win economic relationship.
We’re highly selective in our intake process, meaning that we turn down good cases to work on great ones.