Cowles and Thompson Intellectual Property litigators rely on a strong foundation of litigation experience to develop cases that are not only technically sound, but will present well to a jury, and convey complex technological issues in a way that judges and juries can easily understand. We not only enforce our clients’ intellectual property rights, but also defend companies against charges of infringement and other claims.

We represent individuals and corporate clients in complex disputes to help them protect their valuable intellectual property (IP) assets. In significant patent litigation, the firm generally collaborates with patent attorneys skilled in the technology or process(es) unique to that case.

Areas of Representation

  • Trademark/trade dress infringement
  • Copyright infringement
  • Patent infringement
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets/unfair competition
  • Business technology disputes including computer hardware, software, internet and domain name-related actions

Our Approach

We work with clients to resolve intellectual property disputes in the most time-efficient and cost-effective manner. Protection of an organization’s IP assets and rights is essential to its business success, and we pride ourselves on our ability to advise clients in negotiating a solution to a business dispute.

Skilled Litigators

Skilled litigators with actual trial experience are crucial in defending and protecting a company’s intellectual property and fiercely protecting assets. Cowles and Thompson attorneys have a wealth of experience in litigating and trying IP cases, having handled litigation matters in almost every industry. Putting clients first and protecting their interests are hallmarks of our litigation success.

Protecting Trademark and Copyright

Our attorneys not only strive to enforce and protect trademark and copyright assets, but also understand how to assist courts and juries through the elimination of confusion – especially where assets, technologies, and schema are highly similar.  We also represent clients in areas of trade dress infringement, counterfeiting, and false advertising claims.

Example IP Litigation Success

In July 2006, Cowles and Thompson won a significant victory that was reported as the first defense jury verdict in a patent infringement case in the Eastern District of Texas  (Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice, https://edtexweblog.com/, July 4, 2006).

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