Our Litigation Practice members have both the legal skill and the technical, scientific and industry experience needed to give our clients an advantage in any courtroom. Our technical depth allows us to guide a judge or jury through the technical complexities at the core of a dispute, create aggressive trial strategies, and choose the optimal time and venue for litigation.
Our clients have included large global corporations, such as Sony and EMC, as well as mid-size and emerging companies such as Keurig Green Mountain and Reverie Beds. We litigate against the best and end with market-moving victories.
Here’s why clients choose Wolf Greenfield and what they say about us:
TECHNICAL ADVANTAGE. IP disputes have complex scientific and technical questions at their core. Our deep technical background—70% of our professionals have advanced degrees—also allows for efficiencies throughout a litigation. Our background allows us to efficiently and conceptually search for prior art, instead of relying on keywords. We can also develop original infringement and invalidity theories others may miss, and we can better prepare our technical experts to communicate their opinions to a judge or jury.
UNDERSTANDING CLIENTS’ GOALS. Our clients’ needs and long range business goals are paramount. Every litigation decision stems from those goals, guiding each strategic and tactical move along the way.
"As in-house counsel, you don’t have to go too much out of the way to educate them. They are very perceptive and learn things on the fly and they have a lot of continuity with the company. That’s a very powerful combination."
Patent and Trademark Litigation Client, Fortune 500 Supply Company
EFFICIENT CASE MANAGEMENT. We litigate to win, treating each potential issue thoroughly, but we understand it is not a “win” if budgets become meaningless. Our sole focus on IP allows us to keep our teams lean, avoiding unnecessary billing and duplication of effort. Our smaller teams—often with one shareholder supported by a single associate and paralegal—can quickly develop and focus on the core themes and issues in the case. If needed, we can also field a large and sophisticated team from day one, or ramp up during busy periods on a particular case.
"I use Wolf Greenfield's case management methods as an example for other firms."
Patent Litigation Client, Fortune 500 Consumer Electronics Company
COURT SAVVY. Our litigators are experienced in courts throughout the US, including the US Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit, numerous federal district courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the International Trade Commission, and the US Court of Federal Claims.
AVOIDING LITIGATION. In situations where litigation could adversely affect a client’s market position, we advise them on the most effective ways to avoid litigation. Our litigators are experienced in resolving disputes through negotiation, mediation and arbitration. When litigation is inevitable, we counsel on how to strategically time it, budget for it and select the most favorable venue.
"They were helping us with a litigation that was really messy and the other side had stuck it to us on the contract negotiations. They were masterful in discussions with internal and external counsel and set us up in a really strong way."
Trademark Litigation Client, Large Consumer Service Company