Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets
We provide seasoned counseling to our clients on intellectual property rights in many forms, sometimes for preventive drafting of licensing agreements, non-disclosure safeguards during exploratory business venture discussions, restrictive covenants for employment/independent contractor agreements , or, where necessary, aggressive litigation of infringement claims.
Mr. Schwartz has represented computer software developers in best of breed retail and business-to-business order management applications for over 20 years. Our firm has litigated intellectual property claims and licensing rights issues in some fifteen states as well as numerous federal venues around the country at both the trial and appellate levels as well as before arbitration panels across the nation.
In addition our firm has acted as appointed defense counsel under the typical commercial insurance policy in intellectual property trade dress or other misappropriation suits involving sun tan lotion, automobile component parts design, software applications, franchise operations and suits among former business partners claiming piracy of the company's customers and operational know-how.