Intellectual Property Litigation

Cost-Sensitive and Strategic Representation in
Intellectual Property Litigation

Intellectual property litigation often involves a number of related issues. A single lawsuit can include patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, trade secrets theft, and licensing matters.

It is also common to find business disputes that initially appeared to have no intellectual property component require litigation to resolve patent, trademark, or copyright matters before a resolution of the disputes can be achieved.

At Hankin Patent Law, we represent corporate and individual rights holders throughout California, the United States, and the world in all areas of intellectual property law and litigation. Due to Mr. Hankin’s participation in the Hague Conference on Private and International Law, and his connections with intellectual property lawyers around the world, our firm can assist you in obtaining proper representation anywhere in the world your intellectual property rights are challenged.

Hankin Patent Law represents rights holders seeking to protect their intellectual property rights from potential infringement. We also represent and defend those accused of infringing on the rights of others. Many of our clients work in the area of home theater, technology, jewelry, and fashion industries.

Among the many successful results we have obtained for our clients :

  • Attorney Marc E. Hankin successfully defended a patent infringement claim by one computer mouse manufacturer against another computer mouse manufacturer and won on summary judgment of non-infringement.
  • Mr. Hankin and his colleagues defended a foreign manufacturer wrongly accused of infringing a US manufacturer’s patent, trademark, and copyright. After proving at the depositions that the plaintiff did not have the rights that it claimed to have and that the defendant did not do anything wrong, not only did Mr. Hankin and his colleagues negotiate a quick settlement, but the plaintiff paid the defendant $50,000 towards attorneys’ fees.

When you need sophisticated intellectual property litigators with experience in the U.S. and foreign countries and a sophisticated understanding of the global picture, contact Hankin Patent Law to schedule a complimentary initial consultation.

Intellectual Property & Fashion

Intellectual Property Rights and the Fashion Industry

With the biggest garment district in the U.S. located in Los Angeles, the state and federal District Courts in the L.A. area have a sophisticated understanding of copyright and patent law related to the fashion industry. A great deal of intellectual property litigation in fashion design and technology is handled in these courts.

Hankin Patent Law intellectual property lawyers provide legal advice to protect your intellectual property rights with patent and trademark services, and to defend your company’s competitive advantage against infringement with intellectual property litigation in U.S. courts. We represent both U.S. and foreign national companies as clients.

Proactively Protecting Your Work

Our clients are creative people and companies designing clothing, patterns, fabrics, shoes, handbags, jewelry, and eyewear. They want to protect their unique sense of style (logos, designs, and patterns), as well as the unique functionality of their work (closures, clasps, zippers, etc.).

We provide companies in the fashion industry with “freedom to use” opinions and clearance searches to ensure they are protected against unfair charges of infringement. We also develop licensing agreements to enable client companies to share their unique creations with partner companies and manufacturers.

Protecting Profits and Reputations from Infringement

Patent attorney Marc E. Hankin represents companies in U.S. courts who have been accused of infringement, as well as innocent retailers who bought goods manufactured by a company that was later accused of infringement. Among the patent and trademark cases we have litigated on behalf of fashion industry clients:

  • A Korean zipper manufacturing company sued by a New York company that held the patent to a particular type of closure.
  • An optical company producing fashion eyewear and sunglasses.
  • A Fujian water company sued in the global designer water market.

Protecting Your Intellectual Property Locally and Globally

Fashion is a global industry, therefore we maintain a cooperative network of IP attorneys who help us ensure our clients’ intellectual property interests are protected in every country in which they need protection — in the U.S. and countries engaged in fashion manufacturing, such as China, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Japan.

Put Hankin Patent Law’s experience and insights to work for you. Contact us to schedule a complimentary initial consultation.

Intellectual Property & Technology

Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Industries

At Hankin Patent Law, we love manufacturers. We work with manufacturing companies throughout the U.S. and around the world; companies that manufacture computer software and hardware, medical products, dental devices, optical devices, thermostats, home theater equipment, cleaning products, and many other products that make life better.

At Hankin Patent Law we are here to protect your innovative ideas and your profits with sound legal advice and litigation services in all areas of intellectual property law. Our lawyers assist with patent filing, and trademark and copyright registration. We draft licensing and cross-licensing agreements to spell out the rights of owners and licensees. We defend our clients’ competitive advantage against infringement with intellectual litigation in U.S. courts.

Protecting Your Intellectual Property Locally and Globally

High tech companies operate in the global market. In order to meet the needs of technology clients, Hankin Patent Law works through a cooperative network of IP attorneys to ensure our clients’ intellectual property interests are protected in every country in which they do business. Learn more about attorney Marc E. Hankin’s involvement with The Hague Convention.

Protecting Profits from Patent and Trademark Infringement

Patent attorney, Marc E. Hankin, represents companies in patent, copyright, and trademark infringement cases in U.S. state and federal courts. We represent companies seeking to protect their intellectual property rights, as well as companies who have been accused of infringement, including clients such as:

  • A manufacturer of innovative home cleaning products and green technology
  • A home theater speaker and amplifier manufacturers for unique audio design technologies

Technology and the Trade Secrets Act

When a researcher invents a product or develops an innovative process in the workplace, patent rights are assigned to the company. But a company may not be able to patent a particular innovation, or it may choose instead a patent to be protected by trade secrets law, or by a non-compete or non-disclosure agreement to prevent unfair competition from a current or former employee.

Attorney Hankin can advise you on the best method to protect your company’s interests with regard to key employees. Put Hankin Patent Law’s experience and insights to work for you. Contact us to schedule a complimentary initial consultation.


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