Intellectual Property Litigation

Clients choose Cowles & Thompson for its experience in the courtroom. Our intellectual property litigators rely on our courtroom experience to develop a case that is not only technically strong but will present well to a jury, and to present 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 associates 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 in resolving 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 your 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 is a hallmark of the Cowles & Thompson litigation team.

Protecting Trademark and Copyright

Cowles & Thompson attorneys represent clients in litigation and counseling work on trademark and copyright matters. These cases can be unique in nature and have many issues that must be handled carefully. Our attorneys work to enforce and protect these client assets, understanding how courts and juries will evaluate the similarity and likelihood of confusion. We also work with clients in areas of trade dress infringement, as well as counterfeiting and false advertising claims.

Won a significant victory for a client, reported as the 1st defense jury verdict in a patent infringement case in the Eastern District of Texas  (Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice,, July 4, 2006).