Patent, Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets Litigation
IP Dispute Resolution
Many individuals view their invention as their most valuable asset. Frequently, after years of hard work, such perspective is justified. However, benefits of your labor may come to an abrupt end if you fail to protect your invention from intellectual theft or infringement accusations. STEVEN IVY P.C. specializes in protecting intellectual property. We are well prepared to deal with the most aggressive patent infringers, by the same token, vigorously defend our clients against any accusations of patent infringement.
The hallmark of our practice is professional service. Therefore, we work closely with our clients to ensure that their interests are properly protected. STEVEN IVY P.C. is servicing clients in several Illinois counties, including: Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, Kane County, DeKalb County, Will County, McHenry County and Kendall County. Our clients can meet with us in eight Illinois locations, including: Chicago, Lisle, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Rosemont, Saint Charles, Schaumburg, and Warrenville.
Our firm provides a comprehensive litigation practice to clients from various technological fields. From software and internet, to manufacturing and industrial products, down to cell phone technology, we offer a vigorous legal representation in the court of law. The firm can represent clients in Federal and State courts, including the International Trade Commission and the Patent and Trademark Office. We implement creative techniques to present our clients' cases, maintain a network of expert witnesses, and provide direct updates to all parties privy to such information.
STEVEN IVY P.C. copyright practice is ready to provide dynamic protection of our clients' original works. With current proliferation of the internet technology, copyright protection has grown in importance and complexity. However, our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of all rules and procedures utilized by the U.S. Copyright Office and the U.S. Customs Service. Through the litigation process, our law firm can protect our clients' interests in software, film, video, photography, paintings, sculpture, books, magazines, fabric design and many other types of original works.
Trademark infringements are common occurrence in today's market. Part of the reason for this commonality is the speed with which small ventures are created to accommodate the evolving markets. Frequently, very little time is dedicated to ensure that the new products are not infringing on the existing trademarks. Causing infringement is easy, since trademark infringement doesn't have to be purposeful, or even very exact. In fact, infringement may occur when one party uses a trademark which is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark owned by another party, in relation to products or services which are identical or similar to the products or services which the registration covers. STEVEN IVY P.C. can handle cases encompassing various industries, addressing issues of trademark rights, trade dress, trade names and service marks. We can represent both plaintiffs and defendants, resolving large and small trademark cases.
Trade Secret Litigation
STEVEN IVY P.C. is always ready to protect our clients' trade secrets or respond to challenges and accusations posed by their competitors. We understand the limitations of the law and the complexity of trade secret litigation. If the circumstances dictate an immediate action, our team can obtain ex parte and preliminary injunctions to stem the outflow of secret information. If necessary, we will engage in vigorous litigation to preserve our clients' trade secrets.
Litigation Leading to Settlement
The majority of cases are decided by a settlement, primarily because both sides often have a strong incentive to settle to avoid the litigation costs, loss of business or negative publicity. Generally, settlement offers are made in the early stages of the litigation process. However, settlement could be reached at any stage of litigation, before, during, and after the trial. Our firm is proficient at legal negotiation tactics. When our clients desire settlement, we are ready to engage mediators, arbitrators and field experts to help develop win-win scenarios. Our team will negotiate firmly to reach our clients' business and financial goals.