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Intellectual Property

The theft of intellectual property from businesses by employees, business partners or competitors is a seemingly ever increasing problem. Pashman Stein Walder Hayden attorneys work with clients to implement procedures to better safeguard their intellectual property and position them to pursue violators when misappropriation occurs. Our attorneys are experienced at prosecuting civil lawsuits on behalf of our clients when trade secrets or other intellectual property has been misappropriated, and when trademark or patent rights are infringed upon.

Our attorneys also counsel clients who have received cease and desist letters accusing them of violating the intellectual property rights of others, and often can negotiate a resolution of the dispute before it escalates into litigation. We also defend employees and companies wrongly accused by their employer or a competitor of having misappropriated intellectual property or infringed trademark or patent rights.

We have successfully prosecuted and defended intellectual property cases in state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey. Our firm also has effectively collaborated with larger, out-of-state law firms in connection with substantial matters venued in Northern New Jersey that draw upon our local knowledge and experience to vindicate the rights of our clients.

Recent Representative Matters

  • Pashman Stein Walder Hayden successfully prosecuted a breach of a patent licensing agreement on behalf of a leading international medical device manufacturer.
  • Pashman Stein Walder Hayden has successfully completed major software licensing transactions on behalf of a software developer.
  • The firm successfully prosecuted multiple patent and trade dress infringement cases for a regional manufacturer of industrial tools.
  • We are co-counsel with a national law firm defending a leading radio technology company against claims of patent infringement and breaches of licensing agreements, and successfully obtained a stay of the federal court litigation in deference to recently instituted covered business method review before the Patent Office.
  • We successfully defended a leading regional manufacturer of custom sheet metal and lighting products against claims of infringement of trademark, trade dress and theft of trade secrets.
  • Our attorneys successfully defended a medical device company executive against claims of stealing a corporate opportunity to develop a groundbreaking cardiology device.
  • Pashman Stein Walder Hayden serves as New Jersey counsel in a trademark infringement action on behalf of an entrepreneur against a leading cable company.