IP Litigation



Burns & Levinson resolves intellectual property and technology disputes for clients around the world. We are fierce advocates who help clients – from large companies to individual inventors – defend their intellectual property rights in court or at the negotiating table. Our approach is highly efficient and cost-effective so that our clients can focus on what really matters: running their successful businesses.

Our seasoned IP litigators have technical and litigation experience in many scientific disciplines including: biotechnology, business methods, chemicals and pesticides, clothing and footwear, computer software and hardware, cosmetics, educational tools, electronics, energy, entertainment technologies, firearms, food technologies, Internet products, manufacturing, mechanical products, medical devices, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals, retail products, sporting equipment, and telecommunications.

We have handled a wide range of cases including: anti-counterfeiting, computer fraud, copyright infringement, employment agreements, false advertising, gray market goods, Internet domain name disputes, invention assignment agreements, licenses, patent infringement, privacy and publicity rights, settlement agreements, trade secret misappropriation, trademark and trade name infringement, and unfair competition.

Our teams often work to knock out a patent or trademark at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) or the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), respectively, before a case turns into expensive litigation. We are experienced in inter partes reviews, post-grant reviews, covered business method patent reviews, trademark oppositions and cancellation proceedings.

When a global dispute arises, we work with and direct counsel in international intellectual property tribunals. We are also highly skilled in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as arbitration and mediation, which arise in nearly every dispute and often by court order. ADR is a great tool when the right solution is an amicable business resolution.




Meet the team