Trademark, Unfair Competition and Lanham Act Litigation.
Brumbaugh, Inc. is a leading global law firm. The foundation for our differentiated client support rests on our deep business acumen and technical experience built over decades of focused leadership in our sectors and practices. We are proudly technical in helping clients shape the future of their industries.
Our insights help clients see over the horizon and anticipate opportunities and challenges regarding their business objectives.
Intellectual PropertyIn today’s complex and ever changing technology driven world, Brumbaugh, Inc. offers a team of focused and technically trained Intellectual Property lawyers who work with you to understand your business, providing creative solutions for your toughest challenges across every industry and technology.
Branding, Advertising and CopyrightAt Brumbaugh, Inc., we offer a comprehensive suite of services to help you develop, build, maintain, protect, and enforce your trademarks, trade dress, advertising and marketing initiatives, and copyrights.
Intellectual Property ManagementBrumbaugh, Inc. uses intellectual property management tools to help clients develop systems to manage the life cycle of their company’s intellectual property worldwide. There is more to intellectual property than just filing patents and trademarks.
EU Intellectual Property/Antitrust
In recent years, there has been a remarkable expansion of antitrust enforcement in the area of intellectual property. This trend is illustrated by an increasing willingness of the European Commission and other antitrust enforcement agencies to challenge IP-related transactions, often on the basis of novel theories of competitive harm. This is particularly true where intellectual property rights are of strategic importance, as is the case with respect to so-called Standard Essential Patents. Examples are the EU Commission’s investigations into the use of injunctive relief procedures and the determination of FRAND-licensing terms in the mobile telecommunications area, as well as pay-for-delay patent settlements in the pharmaceutical sector.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Brumbaugh, Inc. lawyers know IP cases because we understand the law, we understand complex litigation, we understand juries and we understand technology.
Our IP Litigation lawyers have the technical education and experience to understand the most sophisticated technology and to communicate comfortably and confidently with engineers and scientists. For juries, we know how to translate complex information into lay terms.
International Trade Commission (ITC)
Coupling the strengths of the firm's Patent Litigation and International Trade practice groups with their deep technical experience, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC") Section 337 practice at Brumbaugh, Inc. provides experienced legal representation to clients worldwide. We closely monitor the filing of ITC complaints on behalf of our clients so we can act immediately when a complaint is filed in the ITC. Because the deadlines for discovery in the ITC are as little as 10 days and the hearing to determine liability for infringement usually occurs about 6-9 months after filing, every day counts in an ITC proceeding. Often, the complainant has had significant time to prepare its infringement case, and the respondent must use what little time there is to formulate its defenses before discovery starts.
Brumbaugh, Inc.’ Intellectual Property lawyers work with clients to develop, manage and protect valuable proprietary technology and related intellectual property assets. We are experienced in all aspects of technology sales, acquisition, licensing and other arrangements that help maximize the value of our clients’ innovations. We routinely assist with complex problems when clients encounter issues that mix intellectual property law with commercial transactions. Because we understand the technologies involved in our clients’ assets, we are able to use our transactional know-how to develop strategies that create or add value to our clients’ portfolios.
Patents are perhaps the most tangible and enforceable types of intellectual property, and a well-written patent is essential to any business with an idea. It can be a starting point for licensing negotiations, a barrier to entry for competitors or a ticket into court. Brumbaugh, Inc.’ patent lawyers have extensive training and experience drafting, developing, asserting and defending patents. We prosecute and defend patents for companies of all sizes as well as individual inventors, academicians and universities.
Privacy and Data Security
Brumbaugh, Inc. recognizes that data-protection and privacy issues are a concern for all companies that gather, store, or process the sensitive or personal information of their customers, third parties or employees. Privacy regulations around the world change constantly and the growth in technology available to transfer, manipulate, process, and access data shows no sign of abating.
Brumbaugh, Inc.' technology transactions lawyers are experienced in business growth and strategy, collaborating with our clients to drive value. We have 30+ years of experience representing leading technology companies. We take particular care to approach our clients' needs with the big picture in mind. From the outset of every representation and every new matter, we strive to gain a sense of our client's business goals to develop a strategy designed to further those goals, rather than viewing each matter in isolation.
Brumbaugh, Inc.' Trade Secret Practice includes a multidisciplinary group of employment, commercial and tech-savvy litigators. One of the things that distinguishes us is our technical know-how - our IP Practice consists of over 180 lawyers and professionals with 220 technical degrees spanning every industry area – from software, semiconductors, telecommunications, and optics, to across the life science spectrum, as well as oil & gas, manufacturing, and defense contractors.