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Intellectual Property Litigation

In a business environment marked by rapid technological development and an increasingly global marketplace, patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets can be critical assets of a productive and competitive business enterprise, regardless of company size or geographic scope.

McGuireWoods’ intellectual property litigators work alongside our transactional lawyers to protect our clients' interests before the U.S. Board of Patent Appeals, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and in state and federal courts across the country. We represent large, medium and small companies, as well as individual entrepreneurs. Our lawyers have been at the forefront of legal developments in the intellectual property area, have published and lectured on intellectual property topics, and serve as active members in local, state, national and international intellectual property associations.

Our clients include retailers, merchandisers, real estate developers, manufacturers, financial institutions, health care providers, insurance companies, telecommunications providers, pharmaceutical companies, importers, computer software developers, computer hardware retailers, advertising agencies, artists and restaurants. We regularly litigate intellectual property matters regarding copyright, licensing, patent, trade secrets, trademark, trade dress and unfair competition.

We have litigated patent cases across the country, including in patent hot-spot jurisdictions such as the Eastern District of Virginia, the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, and the Central District of California. Our lawyers are also well versed in all areas covered by and related to the U.S. Lanham Act, including trademark, trade dress, dilution, false advertising, and unfair competition litigation. Our team handles domain name disputes and claims arising from the sale of counterfeit or gray market goods on the Internet.

Our group has considerable experience prosecuting and defending trade secret misappropriation claims, ranging from cases involving departed employees to industrial espionage. We regularly help clients protect the security of their data and navigate a growing list of federal and state data security and privacy laws and international privacy directives. In addition, we advise on all aspects of copyright law, including registration and licensing.

CONTACTS

Brian C. Riopelle Partner T: +1 804 775 1084
David E. Finkelson Partner T: +1 804 775 1157
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Representative Matter

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.
Case Study

Patent team negotiates settlement for KSD Enterprises LLC

McGuireWoods patent litigators from Tysons Corner recently defended KSD in a make-or-break-the-company case. Shortly after the first depositions and expert reports, we negotiated a settlement agreement. KSD Enterprises, LLC of Clarksburg, W.Va., makes Methane Exhausters, which remove methane from coal mines and landfills. The exhausters can make coal mines safer and landfills cleaner, generate electricity from the methane they’re removing, and even generate revenue from carbon credits. In December 2009, KSD was sued for patent infringement, contributory infringement, and inducement of infringement, as well as breach of contract and conversion of assets.

Representative Matter

Nonprofit corporation of a public university in Virginia

Defended a nonprofit corporation of a public university in Virginia in breach of contract litigation with a disgruntled research sponsor.
Representative Matter

Private liberal arts university in Virginia

Defended a private liberal arts university in Virginia in trademark litigation with a sports apparel company.
Representative Matter

International financial institution

Representation of international financial institution seeking to halt competitor’s trademark infringement in nationally televised bankcard commercials.
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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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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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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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Brie Buchanan Brie L.B. Buchanan
Associate
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5709
F: +1 404 443 5760
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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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Andriana L Shultz 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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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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Robert L Florence Robert L. Florence
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5726
F: +1 404 443 5777
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Richard Holzheimer Richard Dean Holzheimer JR
Partner
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5087
F: +1 703 712 5254
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Franklin Kang Franklin D. Kang
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8231
F: +1 310 956 3102
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Timothy H Kratz Timothy H. Kratz
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5730
F: +1 404 443 5784
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Brian Malkin Brian J. Malkin
Senior Counsel
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1704
F: +1 202 828 2964
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Robert W McFarland Robert W. McFarland
Partner
World Trade Center
101 West Main Street
Suite 9000
Norfolk, VA 23510-1655

T: +1 757 640 3716
F: +1 757 640 3966
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Safet Metjahic Safet Metjahic
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 212 548 7034
F: +1 212 715 6287
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T:+1 703 712 5080
F: +1 703 712 5050

Brian C Riopelle Brian C. Riopelle
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1084
F: +1 804 698 2150
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Amy L Signaigo Amy L. Signaigo
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8141
F: +1 312 698 4521
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George R Spatz George R. Spatz
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 321 7676
F: +1 312 698 4584
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Derek H Swanson Derek H. Swanson
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1081
F: +1 804 698 2258
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Mark Varboncouer Mark Varboncouer
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 8607
F: +1 312 698 4529
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