Our Practices

Trade Secret and Patent

Proprietary technologies, information and trade secret know-how have tremendous value, and patent and trade secret disputes can threaten the core, critical aspects of a company’s business. MH attorneys vigorously advocate for their clients in such bet-the-company fights. And they have the experience and expertise to strategically counsel their clients before litigation begins to help them ensure that their intellectual property assets are zealously protected.

Given recent changes in the shifting patent landscape, clients are more and more often relying on trade secret law to protect their proprietary information. And the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 has given them additional avenues to protect their technology in federal courts. MH knows the importance of ensuring that trade secrets are effectively guarded and vigorously enforced. MH attorneys have extensive experience handling trade secret disputes and are well-equipped to aggressively defend their clients’ interests in litigation or arbitration. MH has helped its clients obtain major victories in trade secret cases involving a wide variety of complex technologies and confidential information, such as disputed chemical manufacturing technologies, oil drilling equipment designs, devulcanization technologies, and many other types of valuable and proprietary information.

MH also has extensive patent litigation expertise and stands ready to help clients enforce their own innovative patented products and services, or to defend against patent infringement claims brought against them. Its experienced trial litigators know how to effectively advocate for their clients and persuade judges, juries and arbitrators, even when the technology in dispute is incredibly complex or sophisticated.

MH understands how to navigate the ever-changing patent landscape since the enactment of the America Invents Act and after landmark decisions like Alice and Enfish, and helps its clients achieve the results they deserve. MH can also represent clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including in Inter Partes Review (IPR), Post-Grant Review, and Covered Business Method Review proceedings. Clients seeking to apply for patent protection can also rely on MH to effectively prosecute their applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


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