Intellectual Property & Commercial Litigation
Protecting Your Rights And Vision In Litigation
Few firms match the record and capabilities of Coats & Bennett, PLLC for intellectual property and commercial litigation. Being responsive to our clients, we make every effort to promptly and efficiently accomplish their objectives in resolving disputes. We are also intellectually tenacious and passionate about the quality of our representation. We are smart, responsive and passionate about the quality of our work. When it comes to safeguarding your future and protecting your ideas, identities and expressions, Coats & Bennett, PLLC is your strategy to win.
“When our work results in a competitive advantage for a client, it’s both satisfying and rewarding.” – Larry Coats
Decades of litigation experience provides us with the skills and insights necessary for handling the full range of conflict intervention, from diplomatic letters of warning and strenuous dispute resolution efforts to hard-fought preliminary injunctions and appeals in federal courts throughout the country and beyond. Our litigation experience extends to the Patent Board of Appeals and Interferences, to the United States Courts of Appeal and even to the Supreme Court of the United States. Leveraging our experience and expertise in intellectual property and technology, we litigate complex commercial, patent, trademark and copyright disputes, including:
- Internet and domain name disputes
- Challenges to the validity of patents
- Counterfeiting of products
- Non-disclosure agreements
- Breach of contract
- Violations of trade secret policies
A Sterling Track Record Of Success
Our diverse and technical knowledge base allows us to pursue strategic and innovative outcomes tailored to the needs of the organization rather than broad-based solutions, and we take great pride in knowing how to win these intricate cases. Coats & Bennett, PLLC has successfully litigated a technology transfer dispute in Tokyo, Japan, and for another client, managed an intellectual property lawsuit in Australia while coordinating and leading parallel litigation in the United States. We recently obtained outstanding results for a number of clients in copyright litigation in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of California, Northern District of Alabama and in the Southern District of New York.
We also represented a small eastern North Carolina textile company, Domestic Fabrics Corporation, against Sears Roebuck & Co. in a patent infringement dispute. After prevailing on the patent infringement issue, we persuaded the court that Sears’ infringement was willful, that the damages should be trebled and that our client was entitled to attorney fees. In the end, the court’s judgment exceeded $3 million. In addition to litigating patent and copyright issues, our attorneys also obtain outstanding results for our clients in trademark and trade dress cases. You can view samples of our litigation work by clicking here.
Learn More At A Consultation
At Coats & Bennett, PLLC, we view client relationships as a partnership wherein each party has a shared interest in the process and outcome. Our firm represents a varied client base and offers the same high-caliber service to burgeoning entrepreneurs and established global businesses. With extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts, private arbitration and administrative hearings, we are well-equipped to help your business seek damages or fight back against a lawsuit. Please call 855-369-8895 or complete our online contact form to get started.