It’s likely that at some point the products other companies sell or the processes other companies use will infringe your patent rights. Also, regardless of whether or not you own patents, others may believe that the conduct of your business somehow conflicts with their patent rights. When your patent rights are violated, or when your business is threatened by the patent rights of others, DRM’s patent litigators have the technical, legal and project management skills required to achieve an efficient, strategic and cost-effective resolution. DRM’s patent litigators have technical experience in diverse areas such as: software, web-based systems and products, microelectronics, mechanical systems and medical devices. This translates to efficiency for our clients because we can get up to speed quickly and efficiently in virtually any technical area. Our litigation team also includes patent prosecutors who have a deep understanding of patent office processes, post-grant proceedings, patent laws and rules, which allows us to quickly identify the most appropriate legal strategy to help clients achieve their business goals through the litigation process.
DRM’s collaborative approach to legal project management helps keep your patent litigation on the right track.
Our approach to legal project management starts with assembling the right team for your particular patent litigation matter. Typically, we work in small, consistently staffed teams where the senior, most experienced attorneys have complete knowledge of all issues in the case. Armed with this knowledge, our senior litigators can make fully informed, strategic decisions based on firsthand knowledge of the facts, technology and expert opinions. We then manage the workflow utilizing our cutting-edge project management tools to allocate resources appropriately and monitor progress against the budget, while keeping you informed and involved in the key decisions that could affect both the legal and monetary outcome of your matter. At Downs Rachlin Martin, our flexibility and cost structure allow our most experienced IP attorneys to be deeply involved in all aspects of your case, thereby key information is not filtered first through less experienced or even newly admitted attorneys. See our Client Bill of Rights for more detail.
At DRM, we craft our patent litigation strategy based on your business objectives and your budget.
For many companies, particularly smaller and mid-sized companies, any patent litigation is potentially a “bet-the-company” matter. If you find yourself in this situation, you need a legal partner who can help you understand the risks, develop a plan to manage those risks, assist you in evaluating your odds for success and evaluate potential returns. At DRM, we work with clients to develop a strategic approach appropriate to the business considerations at issue. Then, we develop a budget, task-by-task, iterating with clients as the budget is built. Because our billing systems talk to our budgeting systems in real time, we know where we are with regard to the budget throughout your litigation. And, we communicate that with you to minimize the potential for surprises along the way. If necessary, together we’ll decide if the best choice is to eliminate certain tasks, increase the budget or both.
If your patent litigation will take you to Federal court in Vermont, DRM should be on your short list, but we also serve clients throughout northern New England, the U.S. and even globally. Our attorneys are admitted – and have litigated – in courts across the country, including California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Texas, and Washington, and our position as the exclusive member firm in Vermont for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience – provides one-call access to lawyers in 100+ countries worldwide and adds value to both our local and global clients.