The Joseph Saveri Law Firm successfully handles complex litigation that exists at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property.

Intellectual property is protected by Article I of the U.S. Constitution, federal and state laws, and the laws of many foreign countries. Disputes frequently arise regarding discoveries, inventions, artistic works, processes, and products. These disputes can be resolved in federal and state courts, and by arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution forums.

There are four types of intellectual property:

  • Patents: The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office issues utility patents to the creators of new inventions or processes. Currently, utility patent protection lasts 20 years and grants to the holder the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, or importing the patented invention. Other types of patents include design patents and plant patents, with varying periods of protection.
  • Trademarks: Trademarks protect the words, symbols, or phrases used to distinguish the brand or identity of a good or service. Trademarks potentially last forever.
  • Copyright: Copyrights protect authorship such as books, music, movies, and plays. They feature a layered system of restrictions on copying, performing, and profiting from protected works, and generally last for the life of the author plus 70 years.
  • Trade secrets: Trade secret law, in certain situations, protects the holders of proprietary information from having their information stolen or disclosed to the public.

Our team of attorneys offer our clients expertise in intellectual property. We represent inventors, entrepreneurs, and investors to help them address and resolve disputes and other challenges involving intellectual property rights. We provide advice and, if necessary, the expertise in complex litigation necessary to resolve disputes in court or through arbitration. And we have a track record of success in such cases, including handling jury trials.  Prior to founding the firm, Joseph Saveri successfully started and led Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein’s antitrust and intellectual property practice group. As a result of his efforts, the group was recognized in 2012 as one of the top five practice groups in California.

It is important for clients and their lawyers to have their interests aligned. The Firm structures its intellectual property matters using a variety of economic models, including hourly work, fully contingent litigation, or hybrid arrangements.

We encourage you to contact us about intellectual property disputes that impact you, your colleagues, or your business. We will answer your questions and evaluate your situation without charge, and any conversations will be kept confidential as provided by law. We are here to assist you with any intellectual property-related matters when you need us.