Litigation and Administrative Proceedings

Litigation in All Areas of Intellectual Property Law

Partners and associates of Gardner Linn handle matters of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition litigation. While most of these cases are settled before reaching trial, many have been fully tried on their merits. The client’s goals and objectives are carefully evaluated to formulate a litigation strategy which is tailored to suit its needs and objectives. Gardner Linn has handled litigation for clients from all over the United States and from foreign countries, and is retained by large and small companies to handle matters of intellectual property litigation on their behalf. These are in addition to the firm’s many “full service” clients which use the firm for the entire range of intellectual property services, including litigation.

Patent Inter Partes Review (IPR), Trademark Oppositions/Cancellations and Other Inter Partes Proceedings in the USPTO

Gardner Linn is highly experienced in the pursuit and defense of post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is among an elite group of law firms with substantial Patent Inter Partes Review (IPR) experience. We also have decades of experience with opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board for preventing or canceling registrations of trademarks and service marks. The attorneys are also highly experienced in patent appeals from rejected applications and other proceedings before the Patent Trials and Appeals Board, as well as appeals of these matters to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mediation in Intellectual Property Cases

Gardner Linn has expertise in the formal mediation of intellectual property disputes, either prior to or during the course of litigation to facilitate settlement between the parties, typically short of full trial.

Customs Recordal of Intellectual Property Rights

Gardner Linn attorneys are knowledgeable in the recording of trademark and copyright registrations with the U.S Customs and Border Patrol Service to help prevent illegal importation of infringing products or bearing infringing marks.

Market place takedowns

Gardner Linn attorneys are knowledgeable in takedown procedures for numerous eCommerce based-marketplaces for both patent and trademark infringement.