Intellectual Property Litigation

Our intellectual property litigators are sought after by clients looking for creative solutions to complex disputes. We don't use the same playbook for every case. We tailor our representation and advice to the unique needs of the client, the technology and the case.  

We are trial attorneys with experience in the most technical of cases. Whether enforcing intellectual property rights to maintain competitive and economic advantage or defending against bet-the­company infringement or theft claims, our team does it all for a variety of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to mid-size niche manufacturers to start-ups to solo artists. We have litigated intellectual property rights in many different sectors and industries including gaming, pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics, database, disc drives, mobile networks, mining, internet, streaming content, drones and entertainment. Any technology, any form of intellectual property, any agency or venue—our litigators provide a sophisticated and cost-effective approach to your business-critical litigation.

We have technical backgrounds in the mechanical, electrical, biomechanical, software, consumer goods, gaming, biologics, pharmaceutical and chemical arts that allow us to deliver specific expertise in any type of patent or trade secret case. Our litigators are consistently hired in important patent or trade secret cases in federal courts throughout the United States or at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. We are renowned for our ability to explain complex matters to courts and juries, and have a track record of courtroom successes and settlements against our peers in patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright and related cases.

Representative Matters
  • Represented Galaxy Gaming in AAA arbitration proceeding involving table game High Card Flush. Prevailed on issues of intellectual property ownership, willful infringement, permanent injunction and attorneys’ fees.

  • Represented Unwired Planet in multi-patent case against Google involving mobile device location and communication protocols.

  • Counsel to former members of Creedence Clearwater Revival in licensing royalty and trademark cases against record label and John Fogerty in Northern and Central Districts of California.

  • Represented gaming cabinet maker VSR in inter partes review in which the PTAB found all patent claims invalid and the Federal Circuit affirmed.

  • Represented GraphOn in Northern District of California and on appeal in one of the first reported cases involving computer inventions and 35 U.S.C. § 101. MySpace, et al. v. GraphOn, 672 F.3d 1250 (Fed. Cir. 2012).

  • Represented a Grammy Award winning artist in Lanham Act dispute.

  • Represented a Nevada-based musical group against an internationally-renowned musical performer in a Lanham Act dispute.

  • Successfully upheld a jury verdict for damages and permanent injunctive relief obtained in the District of Nevada for trademark infringement and unfair competition in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Represents a cosmetics and skincare company in multiple TTAB oppositions and cancellations, as well as a trademark infringement action in the Central District of California.

Meet The Team

Michael D. Rounds Shareholder T 775.398.3800
Matthew D. Francis Shareholder T 775.324.4100
Arthur Zorio Shareholder T 775.398.3812
Ryan J. Cudnik Of Counsel T 775.398.3813
Nancy Lindsley Paralegal T 775.398.3802
Amanda K. Houseal Associate T 303.223.1247
Van Aaron Hughes Of Counsel T 303.223.1253
Samantha J. Reviglio Associate T 775.398.3808
Adam Yowell Of Counsel T 775.398.3803