Head, Johnson, Kachigian & Wilkinson, PC's philosophy in litigation is to pursue the best tactical approach to achieve the desired commercial outcome for our clients. Head, Johnson, Kachigian & Wilkinson, PC's litigation capabilities are enhanced by the conduct of litigation in technical fields by incorporating patent attorneys with expertise in the relevant technology. This approach allows Head, Johnson, Kachigian & Wilkinson, PC to provide clients with a comprehensive one-stop-shop approach to the conduct of complex intellectual property litigation.
Litigation is one of the many options available to businesses as part of their offensive and defensive strategies. Clients come to Head, Johnson, Kachigian & Wilkinson, PC for the breadth and depth of our knowledge in advising clients on all of their options. Our respected and thoughtful opinions afford our clients the necessary insight to make the most well informed decisions. Should litigation be warranted, our clients know they are in good hands. Our attorneys efficiently and effectively handle all of the details and issues, which may arise at any stage of both simple and complex litigation.
Much of the firm’s practice involves patent, trademark, and copyright infringement litigation, as well as trade secret and unfair competition litigation. In patent infringement cases, the successful presentation of a client’s case requires that the lawyers understand the technology involved. While some technical areas are less complex, frequently our attorney must bring their substantial technical experience to bear on the case in order to translate the subject matter into a form understandable by a technically unsophisticated judge or jury. In litigation, sometimes it is not enough to win the battle at trial. Our attorneys have successfully argued several Federal Circuit appeals. The firm also appears before regional appeals courts.
Other Intellectual Property Litigation
Our litigation practice also includes state law litigation over trade secrets, false advertising and other unfair competition and business practices as well as contested administrative proceedings before the Patent Office Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
The firm has a worldwide clientele. We represented not only North American companies, but also European, Japanese, and multinational companies. We have found that for many clients, a U.S. patent litigation is often only one aspect of a more global dispute. We have coordinated such multinational disputes in a number of cases, both to ensure that the U.S. litigation, which is our primary responsibility, is not compromised by event in other countries and to assist counsel in those countries to present the most effective claims and defenses.