IP Litigation


It is widely accepted that the efficient method to settle business disputes, including intellectual property disputes, is through negotiations to avoid disruption to your business. However, there are times when these discussions are exhausted and a contested proceeding is the next solution. Whether enforcing or defending your IP rights, or defending against another party’s assertion of their rights, Volpe Koenig’s litigation team works to minimize your risk and provide cost-effective, real world solutions that serve you now and in the future.

Volpe Koenig handles litigation matters for clients and disputes of various sizes. Individually and as a firm, we are well-versed in all aspects of IP law and we strive to keep abreast of changes in the law, litigation procedures, and the business implications of litigation. When the matter requires it, we have the technical expertise to present a strong factual case on a sound legal basis in complex technologies.

Our attorneys have litigated IP matters in various states and federal courts across the U.S. Our team also has extensive experience in petitioning for and defending patents in post-grant proceedings, such as inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board.

Our litigation attorneys understand that our strategy must be consistent with your goals, and must be achieved efficiently, with a focus on being cost effective. We evaluate each case and develop strategies to prevent any possible obstacles. We partner with you and work hand-in-hand to decide the best course of action, bypassing the “do everything you can do” approach to litigation and its associated additional costs. We understand your business objectives and assess the relevant technologies as they apply to the matter, identify the risks, recommend mitigation strategies, and keep you involved and informed every step of the way.

While our firm is always prepared to litigate from initial pleadings through trial, we also understand that litigation is expensive and burdensome on our clients. Therefore, we are devoted to resolving our clients’ disputes early in the litigation process or prior to litigation entirely. Accordingly, our litigators are skilled in alternative dispute resolution and are experienced in crafting creative settlements to favorably resolve intellectual property disputes.

Volpe Koenig has represented national and international clients in the following inter partes matters:

  • Patent litigation
  • Trademark litigation
  • Copyright litigation
  • Trade secret litigation
  • Franchise and license agreement disputes
  • Non-complete and NDA disputes
  • Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Post Grant Review (PGR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • International Trade Commission (ITC) cases
  • Domain name disputes
  • Foreign cancellation proceedings
  • Foreign enforcement and/or invalidity actions


IP Insights


  • 12.08.2021

    From the iconic Air Jordans to the Reebok Pumps to the undeniable influence of the Chuck Taylor All-Stars, sneakers have become pop-culture currency. As their status has shifted from a piece of sports equipment, meant to be scuffed up, into collectors’ items that are kept in pristine conditions, sneaker culture has become a multi-billion dollar market. So how do you, as a brand or consumer, guarantee your shoes are authentic and not just well-done knock-offs? What intellectual property (IP) protections are there for shoes and how do these protections help you in a global market?

    This week on IP Goes Pop! co-hosts and Volpe Koenig Shareholders, Michael Snyder and Joseph Gushue, are joined by former New Balance Senior Counsel of Intellectual Property and Global Brand Protection, Dan McKinnon. Dan, who is currently CEO of Proof Authentication, Corp., shares his experience in dealing with the ever-shifting world of counterfeit products, and the IP challenges that arise in the face of, what Dan calls, “parasite brands.”

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