Intellectual Property

Protecting Your Innovations and Defending Your IP Rights

Our team excels at devising winning legal strategies and solutions in high-stakes technology disputes, including patent, trademark, licensing, trade secret, copyright, and right of publicity matters. Our clients are innovators that range from strong middle-market companies to global companies to global giants. Thomas Whitelaw attorneys couple far-reaching knowledge of the legal issues surrounding intellectual property with deep experience representing companies with sophisticated intellectual property portfolios. Several of our attorneys have worked in-house in business, legal, scientific and engineering roles, providing us with an edge in both depth of understanding and business insights.

We have served as IP litigators in a broad range of industries and technologies, including video and audio compression, electronics, medical devices, software, CDMA and GSM handsets, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, oil and gas infrastructure, manufacturing and consumer products. We have experience in the venues where IP cases are frequently litigated, including the Eastern District of Texas, the Eastern District of Virginia, the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California, the Western District of Wisconsin, the Northern District of Illinois, and the District of Delaware.

At Thomas Whitelaw, we are first and foremost trial lawyers. From the moment we are retained in an intellectual property dispute, we begin to develop a case for trial and path to victory. Our trial-oriented approach provides our clients with the best opportunity to settle advantageously or to prevail on the merits if a trial is necessary. In the courtroom, we use the latest technology to make the complex issues easily understood.