Intellectual Property Litigation

For 40 years, clients have chosen Cowles and Thompson because of our courtroom experience. Our intellectual property litigators rely on that strong experience to develop cases that are not only technically sound, but will present well to a jury, and convey complex technological issues in a way that judges and juries can easily understand. We not only enforce our clients' intellectual property rights, but also defend companies against charges of infringement and other claims.

We represent individuals and corporate clients in complex disputes to help them protect their significant intellectual property assets. In significant patent litigation, the firm generally collaborates with patent attorneys skilled in the technology or process unique to that case.

Areas of Representation
Our Intellectual Property Litigation attorneys are active in the following areas:

  • Trademark/trade dress infringement

  • Copyright infringement

  • Patent infringement

  • Misappropriation of trade secrets/unfair competition

  • Business technology disputes including computer hardware, software, internet and domain name-related actions

Our Approach
We work with clients to resolve intellectual property disputes in the most time-efficient and cost-effective manner. Protecting the intellectual property of an organization is crucial to its success, and we pride ourselves on our ability to advise clients in negotiating a business solution to a dispute.

Skilled Litigators
In defending and protecting a company’s intellectual property, skilled litigators with actual trial experience are crucial in fiercely protecting assets. The firm has a wealth of experience in litigating and trying IP cases, having handled litigation matters in almost every industry. Putting clients first and protecting their interests are hallmarks of the Cowles and Thompson litigation team.

Protecting Trademark and Copyright
Cowles and Thompson attorneys represent clients in litigation and advise on work related to trademark and copyright matters. Our attorneys work to enforce and protect these client assets, and recognize how to assist courts and juries in an effort to eliminate confusion – especially with highly similar assets, technologies, and schema.

We also represent clients in areas of trade dress infringement, as well as counterfeiting, and false advertising claims.

Example IP Litigation Success
Cowles and Thompson won a significant victory for a client, reported as the first defense jury verdict in a patent infringement case in the Eastern District of Texas  (Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice,, July 4, 2006).