LITIGATION

In the event of a dispute, Shimokaji IP provides exceptional representation in protecting intellectual property rights through litigation and the appeal process, as well as avoiding inappropriate litigation by identifying and weighing dispute risks. We use a variety of alternative methods such as arbitration and mediation to settle controversies and lawsuits involving intellectual property issues ranging from patent infringement, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, trade secret theft and unfair competition. We practice before federal and state courts, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Should your case go to trial, Shimokaji IP attorneys have substantial courtroom experience. This background helps us to create winning strategies for a wide variety of scenarios. Throughout the litigation process, we are careful to keep in mind our clients' goals, including speedy, cost effective resolution of litigated matters.

Given the high cost of litigation, and its potential risks, the firm will partner with our clients by representing them on a contingency fee basis. This can be done when our clients assert their IP rights, as well as when they defend themselves.

WHAT CLIENTS SAY   "I found [Shimokaji] to be very creative and insightful in [their] approach, I have also recommended [Shimokaji] to a few of my CEO friends as well.  I know I can trust his recommendations and his approach to my problem."
 —CEO of Medical Device Company
 
"There are many reasons why Shimokaji IP has become our preferred law firm [for litigation matters].  We always get an honest and realistic assessment of the situation.  Communication is always open and straightforward.  And most importantly:  TRUST  TRUST  TRUST.  We can trust Shimokaji IP to always give us 100%."
—CEO of Advertising Products Company

Representative Matters    We represented a software company in a patent infringement matter against a foreign parent company and its affiliates both abroad and in the United States. The patent-in-suit covered apparatus and method claims that related to the graphics and printing industry. We obtained an early settlement for our client that included an initial payment with potential downstream payments over several years, having a total dollar value in eight figures.

  • In the area of special effects for the movie industry, our client brought a patent infringement suit against its competitor. The suit impacted the major movie studios and how they produced background crowd scenes. We were able to settle the suit favorably for our client a couple of weeks prior to trial.

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