IP Litigation

The IP Litigation Team at Andrus uses its experience to comprehensively address all phases of litigation, including counseling, trial, discovery, Markman hearings, pretrial proceedings, mediation, and appeals. The attorneys on Andrus’ IP Litigation Team have technical training and experience and are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). More importantly, our litigation attorneys have considerable hands-on courtroom experience, including significant jury trial experience. This unique blend of technical skill and courtroom experience yields proven, cost-effective results.

Andrus' IP Litigation Team provides services to businesses of all sizes domestically and throughout the world. Additionally, our familiarity with the judges, procedures and requirements in the United States District Courts for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin makes Andrus an ideal choice for lead counsel, local counsel or co-counsel in intellectual property disputes venued in Wisconsin.

The attorneys on Andrus' IP litigation team are engaged in federal courts across the country pursuing and defending claims of patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition, trade secret violations, licensing disputes and related intellectual property contract disputes. A core competency of our litigation team is trying complex cases to judges and juries. We are skilled at courtroom presentation, using the appropriate mix of witness preparation, demonstrations, exhibits, video, computer animation and other courtroom technology to distill complex factual and legal matters. Our team also represents clients in alternative dispute resolution of litigations and other disputes, including mediations and arbitrations.

Our team also litigates matters at the USPTO, including inter partes reviews (IPRs), trademark oppositions and cancellation proceedings, and patent and trademark appeals. If appeal is necessary, our litigation team has a wealth of experience before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

We understand that IP disputes can have significant business consequences. Whether the dispute is relatively simple or highly complex, we are prepared to handle the challenge in a manner that maximizes our client's investment and furthers our client's business objectives. With these goals in mind, we are at our best when we work with sophisticated clients, with the belief that a client's best interests are served when the entire team works together.

Andrus' IP Litigation Team is led by experienced trial attorneys who have helped shape the current landscape of intellectual property law though their vigorous advocacy. Cases handled by Andrus’ litigation attorneys have led to seminal decisions by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. This experience allows our Litigation Team to move tactically in an efficient manner, while avoiding the undue expenses associated with large staffing and overhead.

Our team is also experienced in utilizing the pretrial discovery process to position cases for victory within appropriate budgetary constraints, and is well versed in the complexities of electronic discovery. Andrus’ litigation attorneys are polished brief writers, zealous advocates, and excel under pressure - particularly at hearings or at trial.

In addition to litigation services, Andrus' attorneys assist with other more specific client counseling and IP needs. For more information regarding these areas, please visit the Patent, Trademark & Copyright, Transactions and Client Counseling pages.