Patterson IP leverages its deep technical knowledge with a team of experienced litigators to maximize our clients’ enforcement options. Patterson IP has brought and defended cases in federal district courts, federal appellate courts, state courts, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the International Trade Commission.

The Patterson IP litigation team includes attorneys with advanced degrees and professional backgrounds in chemical and biochemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, life sciences, and civil engineering. Our team’s technical strengths complements our attorneys’ legal experience dealing with trademarks, brands, and business issues that allow us to comprehensively and efficiently represent clients’ interests when their intellectual property is at stake.

  • Patent Infringement
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Inventorship Disputes
  • Disputes in the International Trade Commission, USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Unfair Competition
  • Breach of Contract
  • Domain Name & Cybersquatting Disputes
  • Breach of Privacy
  • Unauthorized Use or Disclosure of Personal Information
  • Right of Publicity Misappropriation

Technically Speaking: Enforcement Solutions

From chemical formulations and software to the latest in medical devices and construction machinery, from known brands to niche trademarks, and from start-ups to international innovators, Patterson IP has helped clients develop successful enforcement solutions.

Our litigation team represents clients in all forums of IP litigation, including:


Appellate Practice

In addition to numerous Unites States District Court cases, Patterson IP has substantial appellate experience. We have successfully represented clients before the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

District Court Litigation

Patterson IP attorneys have successfully litigated hundreds of intellectual property and technology claims for clients in federal courts throughout the United States. We have deep knowledge of the federal district courts and their local rules, and our unique blend of litigation and prosecution experience enables us to provide our clients with multifaceted legal strategies and solutions. Whether representing plaintiffs or defendants, we have the trial experience necessary to handle all types of disputes and amounts in controversy.


Intellectual property can also be protected through various mechanisms under state law. On the transactional side, Patterson IP has helped clients expand their branding through registration of trademarks and service marks with individual states throughout the country. On the litigation side, Patterson IP has assisted clients in trade secrets matters including claims made under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act as codified in state law.


Patterson IP has broad experience in matters before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Patterson IP has represented clients in numerous matters before the PTAB, including both Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Review proceedings. Patterson IP’s specialized blend of litigation and prosecution experience, combined with its attorneys’ technical expertise, has resulted in a success rate that has outpaced the overall success rate seen since these new post-grant proceedings began under the America Invents Act, whether representing the patentee or the petitioner. This has also contributed to Patterson IP’s ability to assist clients in the strategic utilization of these post-grant proceedings to successfully leverage PTAB final written decisions in co-pending district court and International Trade Commission litigations.


Patterson IP has substantial experience in trademark enforcement; our attorneys have represented clients in hundreds of proceedings before the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Through our comprehensive knowledge of the Lanham Act and TTAB procedure, we have successfully protected clients’ brands through multiple cost-effective strategies, including trademark appeals.


The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is an important destination for intellectual property disputes for foreign and domestic trade litigants. The ITC is a fast-paced litigation forum available to block importation of infringing products into the United States. The speed and complexity of an ITC dispute makes it uniquely challenging, requiring counsel with key knowledge and experience in technology, intellectual property law, administrative law, and trial practice. Patterson IP’s litigation attorneys are exceptionally experienced in ITC proceedings and have the knowledge to successfully litigate Section 337 investigations before the ITC. We have represented both complainants and respondents in multiple ITC matters involving high-profile international businesses. Additionally, our unique cross-functional experience allows us to advise clients on comprehensive strategies, including whether and when to file an ITC action.