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Intellectual Property

In today’s information-intensive business environment, intellectual property assets are a significant component of any company’s overall portfolio. The experienced lawyers of McGuireWoods’ national intellectual property practice help clients develop, protect and exploit commercially valuable ideas and information, including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. As the use of social media as a business tool continues to grow, we also advise clients on advertising and sweepstakes, website audits and content review, data privacy, and licensing issues.

Our intellectual property strength is recognized by rating agencies and clients alike. For example, the chair of our intellectual property practice was recently named “Virginia Litigator of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation. In an interview about our practice with Chambers USA, one of our clients said, “They are a first-rate law firm in all respects.” Further, our partners are regularly sought after by leading industry and legal publications and media outlets such as Corporate Counsel, E-Commerce Times and TV5MONDE (a television station dedicated to the French-speaking community worldwide) for their insights on IP-related legislative, regulatory and judicial developments.

Our intellectual property practice marries the talents of the firm’s corporate and litigation lawyers. Working together and with attorneys from the firm’s core practice areas — including healthcare, labor and employment, private equity and tax, among others — we provide comprehensive, sophisticated solutions that help individuals and companies maximize returns from their creative, technological and business endeavors.

We represent clients from virtually every sector of the global economy, including retailers, merchandisers, real estate developers, manufacturers, financial institutions, healthcare providers, insurance companies, telecommunications providers, importers, computer software developers, computer hardware retailers, advertising agencies, artists, and restaurants.

The fast pace of intellectual property development and dissemination increases the likelihood of disputes — and the importance of resolving matters quickly and efficiently, before the window of maximum profitability has closed. We work with clients to identify the most effective means of addressing misappropriation, misuse and theft of IP assets, and employ a broad range of dispute resolution tools, including mediation, arbitration and settlement. When litigation is necessary, we are prepared to bring the full weight of our trial talent and firm resources to bear on behalf of our clients’ interests, whether in pursuit of claims or in defense of unsubstantiated allegations.

CONTACTS

Brian C. Riopelle Partner T: +1 804 775 1084
Janet P. Peyton Partner T: +1 804 775 1166
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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

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E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. v. Kolon Industries, Inc., Case No. 3 :09cv58 (E.D. Va.). Represented plaintiff in a trade secrets case against Kolon Industries, a South Korean manufacturing company. After a seven-week trial, the jury found that Kolon illegally obtained information regarding DuPont's Kevlar® aramid fiber from former DuPont employees and awarded DuPont $920 million in damages.
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One of Fortune's most admired companies

McGuireWoods was co-counsel for one of the World's most admired companies in this patent case involving Voice over Internet Protocol technology. A jury in U.S. District Court in Alexandria found that the defendant had infringed on three patents held by our client and awarded them $58 million.
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Mobile network operator

Patent case involving wireless broadband modems asserted against most of the domestic wireless carriers. McGuireWoods was selected by all defense counsel to be lead trial counsel.
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Leading generic and specialty pharmaceutical company

Represented a generic pharmaceutical company in case filed by a leading global health care company where the allegations relate to infringement of a patent involving salts and formulations of fenofibric acid used as lipid and cholesterol lowering agents.
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Wireless device manufacturer

McGuireWoods was co-counsel to a manufacturer of wireless devices, in patent litigation brought by a patent holding company. McGuireWoods was retained to represent our client after the Federal Circuit issued its first opinion on appeal and played a central role in the team that represented the client in the widely-publicized district court remand proceedings.
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Lighting company

Representation of a lighting company as plaintiff in an infringement case to shut down various websites that were selling the client's products without authorization and using their trademarks in an infringing manner. Obtained a strong consent judgment being entered against defendants.
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World's largest pork producer and processor

Representation of the world's largest pork producer and processor in a trademark dispute with a Puerto Rican distributor over rights to its well-known brand for chicken franks. After we filed successful motions and defeated adversary’s motion regarding venue, the case resulted in a strong settlement for our client and acknowledgement of its ownership of the mark in question.
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Fortune 500 wireless carrier

Defense of a Fortune 500 wireless carrier against patent infringement claims allegedly relating to ringtones.
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Fortune 500 wireless carrier

Defense of a Fortune 500 wireless carrier in a multi-patent case involving accused messaging functionality.
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Fortune 500 wireless carrier

Defense of Fortune 500 wireless carrier against infringement claims asserted under four patents allegedly directed to handset and network functionality.
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Fortune 500 wireless communications service provider

Defense of a Fortune 500 wireless communications service provider in multi-patent case directed to accused handset functionality.
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Fortune 500 wireless carrier

Defense of a Fortune 500 wireless carrier in patent infringement suits brought by non-practicing entity based on twenty-six patents allegedly directed to wireless network, handset and website functionalities.
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National specialty retailer

Representation of national specialty retailer in a trademark dilution suit.
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Private equity firm

Representation of private equity firm to resolve a dispute of the ownership of intellectual property for air-to-ground Wi-Fi technology.
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Leading telecommunications company

Representation of a leading telecommunications company in a patent infringement suit. Our client was accused of infringing several patents through the sale and use of a mapping product. During a settlement conference, plaintiff agreed to dismiss the complaint with prejudice and with no payment or concessions by our client.
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A California-based manufacturer

Defense of a California-based manufacturer sued over its use of the trademark “Grout Shield” along with its “Miracle Sealants Company” logo on products sold through Home Depot and other distributors. The New York-based plaintiff asserted claims of trademark and trade dress infringement, false designation of origin and unfair competition under federal and New York law. After a full evidentiary hearing with live testimony, the court issued a 30-page memorandum and order denying every aspect of the relief plaintiff sought. The case then settled favorably.
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Global science company

Representation of a global science company in a trade secrets theft case against a South Korean manufacturing company, in which a federal judge has ordered an injunction prohibiting the defendant from producing and selling its competing product developed after trade secrets were stolen.
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Manufacturer and seller of sustainable building materials and furnishings

Represented a California-based manufacturer and seller of sustainable building materials and furnishings in a dispute with a Nevada-based host and promoter of trade shows in litigation over use of the mark "Livingreen." A favorable settlement was reached at the beginning of trial of the case.
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Private liberal arts and sciences college in Virginia

Represented a private liberal arts and sciences college in Virginia in a trademark dispute with certain disaffected alumnae.
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E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. v. Kolon Industries, Inc., Case No. 3 :09cv58 (E.D. Va.). Representation of plaintiff in a trade secrets case against Kolon Industries, a South Korean manufacturing company. After a seven-week trial, the jury found that Kolon illegally obtained information regarding DuPont's Kevlar® aramid fiber from former DuPont employees and awarded DuPont $920 million in damages.
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E. Osborne Ayscue Jr. E. Osborne Ayscue Jr.
Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2058
F: +1 704 343 2300
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Maureen Baikry Maureen Baikry
Associate
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 33
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Mary Dalton Baril Mary Dalton Baril
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1169
F: +1 804 698 2009
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George J Barry III George J. Barry III
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5734
F: +1 404 443 5753
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Marshall Beil Marshall Beil
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 7004
F: +1 212 715 2319
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Micheal L Binns Micheal L. Binns
Associate
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5748
F: +1 404 443 5698
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William J Boddy William J. Boddy
Associate
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1625
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Irving M Brenner Irving M. Brenner
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2075
F: +1 704 343 2300
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Jonathan Edward Buchan Jonathan Edward Buchan
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2063
F: +1 704 444 8714
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Demetria Buncum Demetria A. Buncum
Associate
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5069
F: +1 703 712 5245
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Kristen M Calleja Kristen M. Calleja
Counsel
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1374
F: +1 804 698 2264
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Karen L Carroll Karen L. Carroll
Associate
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5620
F: +1 404 443 5757
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Darren Collins Darren W. Collins
Partner
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6405
F: +1 214 932 6499
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Jason Cook Jason W. Cook
Partner
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6418
F: +1 214 273 7483
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William J Cook William J. Cook
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 2750
F: +1 312 698 4536
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Laurie Craig Laurie Craig
Counsel
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1696
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Ashley Z Crenshaw Ashley Z. Crenshaw
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1150
F: +1 804 440 7725
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Andi Daly Andriana Shultz Daly
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 7512
F: +1 804 440 7727
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Patrick A Darno Patrick A. Darno
Associate
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5136
F: +1 703 712 5215
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Tracey DeMarco Tracy N. DeMarco
Associate
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601

T: +1 919 755 6682
F: +1 919 755 6596
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William N Federspiel William N. Federspiel
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4382
F: +1 804 698 2011
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David E Finkelson David E. Finkelson
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1157
F: +1 804 225 5377
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Benedicte Kaare Fjeld Benedicte Kaare Fjeld
Associate
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1684
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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A. Brooks Gresham
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8291
F: +1 310 956 3104
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Matthew Hall Matthew Hall
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 34
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Speaking Engagement

Best Practices in Licensing: Developing, Negotiating & Executing Transactions

November 17-18, 2014
Chicago, IL
Event

6th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference

November 18, 2014
Chicago, IL
Speaking Engagement

Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2014

PLI Seminar

November 6, 2014
Chicago, IL
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Résoudre les conflits en propriété intellectuelle par la médiation

September 12, 2014
Paris
France
Speaking Engagement

Legal and Regulatory Summit on Generic Drugs

July 24-25, 2014
New York, NY
Speaking Engagement

5th Annual Conference on Biosimilars

June 4-6, 2014
New York, NY
Speaking Engagement

Institut de la Chambre de Commerce et d'industrie de Paris

Pratique du copyright aux Etats-Unis

April 3-4, 2014
Paris
France
Speaking Engagement

BioCentury This Week

Safety v. Competition (Federal Trade Commission Follow-On Biologics Workshop: Impact of Recent Legislative and Regulatory Naming Proposals on Competition February 4, 2014 Overview)

February 16, 2014
Speaking Engagement

2013 CMP Business Outreach Center

November 23, 2013
Speaking Engagement

Résoudre les conflits en propriété intellectuelle par la médiation

June 17, 2013
Paris
France
Speaking Engagement

Institut de la Chambre de Commerce et d'industrie de Paris

Pratique du copyright aux Etats-Unis

April 3-4, 2013
Paris
France
Event

4th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference

Innovation, Investing and Regulatory Issues

November 8, 2012
Chicago, IL
Speaking Engagement

Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2012

PLI Seminar

November 8, 2012
Chicago, IL
Speaking Engagement

Institut de la Chambre de Commerce et d'industrie de Paris

Pratique du copyright aux Etats Unis

April 4-5, 2012
Paris
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Charlotte ACC

Data Security and Privacy

November 2, 2011
Speaking Engagement

PLI Understanding the Intellectual Property License 2011

November 3-4, 2011
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ACI 5th Annual Focus on Sweepstakes, Contest and Promotions

September 27, 2011
Speaking Engagement

Pratique du copyright

June 15-16, 2010
Paris
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Article

Induced Infringement: What In-House Counsel Need to Know

CorporateCounsel.com
December 2, 2013
Article

Le régime des créations et inventions des salariés

Cahier du Juriste
fevrier 2012
Legal Alert

A Stronger Protection for Personal Data

January 6, 2012
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