The ubiquity of software, the Internet, and other modern technologies has created a vast array of new problems and concerns in the area of intellectual property (IP) rights.  HWG’s IP practice is well equipped to address these issues, combining a knowledge of IP issues with broader litigation and transactional capabilities.  We have experience in addressing threats posed by businesses whose model is to use IP claims primarily as a weapon to gain improper leverage in litigation.  We have also assisted clients with an array of Internet-related IP issues – including the protection of trademarks and Internet domain names – as well as with more traditional IP issues.  Our attorneys have particularly broad experience in connection with a variety of statutory copyright licenses.  The firm does not, however, undertake patent prosecutions before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Representative Matters

  • Protecting copyrights and trademarks of a major global manufacturer of fine china and crystal.
  • Advising clients on IP issues in connection with online sales and marketing.
  • Defending the interests of an Internet technology company that holds, uses, and licenses a wide array of patents in litigation against “patent trolls.”
  • Counseling and representing companies in connection with Internet-related domain name, copyright, and trademark disputes.
  • Advising and representing satellite television and cable television operators in connection with copyright matters, including statutory licenses governing the retransmission of television programming.

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