There has never been a more important time to protect valuable intellectual property rights.  When litigation becomes necessary, the litigation attorneys at Thomas|Horstemeyer zealously prosecute and defend against claims in trial courts, appellate courts, and tribunals throughout the country.  Our litigation team has extensive experience in all types of intellectual property and every phase of litigation, including pre-filing, discovery, mediation, trial, and appeals.  In addition, our litigation team is backed by an unparalleled team of prosecuting attorneys and agents to provide subject-matter expertise and technical collaboration in all aspects of litigation.

Our approach to litigation involves identifying the business objectives of our clients and creating results-oriented litigation strategies to put a case in the best position for a successful resolution.  We have a proven track record of winning cases and outperforming opponents, often represented by the largest and most expensive firms in the country.

Our litigation attorneys routinely serve as lead trial counsel for patent, trademark and unfair competition, copyright, trade secret, and other types of lawsuits.  And while we have the bench depth to handle even the most complex intellectual property matters, we appropriately staff our cases to contain costs and provide cost-effective services for our clients.

With all of our attorneys having science or engineering backgrounds, Thomas|Horstemeyer has developed a patent litigation practice that is national in scope.  We have represented clients in complex cases involving technology in the following areas:

  • Cloud computing
  • Mobile app development
  • E-commerce
  • Social networking
  • Search engines
  • Content delivery
  • Network security
  • Digital signal processing
  • Audio systems
  • Consumer electronics
  • Food processing equipment
  • Plumbing components
  • Musical equipment
  • Firearms
  • Construction equipment and devices
  • Automotive components and systems
  • Plastics extrusion equipment and systems

The patent litigators at Thomas|Horstemeyer are experienced in handling concurrent validity challenges at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent & Trademark Office.  In fact, the attorneys at Thomas|Horstemeyer crafted procedures that were adopted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board as its model for handling all decisions on cases remanded from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Our attorneys have represented patent owners and patent challengers in post-grant patent challenges at the U.S.  Patent and Trademark office, including:

  • Inter Partes Review proceedings 
  • Post Grant Review proceedings
  • Ex Parte Re-examinations
  • Interferences

As trademark specialists, the litigators at Thomas|Horstemeyer have a deep and diverse experience in all facets of trademark litigation, including infringement, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, and dilution.  Our approach is to seek practical resolutions where possible, and to work to achieve the best possible outcome for protection of the trademarks and brands of our clients.  If necessary, our team is ready to respond with aggressive litigation or other legal remedies in Georgia and federal courts and in alternative dispute resolution settings.  We have repeatedly achieved success in litigating issues associated with trademark infringement, including counterfeiting, dilution, false advertising, and gray-market goods.

We offer expertise and advice to individuals, sole proprietorships, small businesses, and large corporations to ensure protection of trade secrets as well as to defend against trade secret misappropriation claims made by others.  The litigation attorneys at Thomas|Horstemeyer have specialized experience in litigating  trade secret claims across a broad spectrum of technologies, including biotech, chemical, electrical and electronics, and mechanical products.  Our attorneys have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in trade secret cases.