Patent & Trademark Infringement Litigation

The intellectual property attorneys at The Van Winkle Law Firm have successfully and efficiently litigated cases involving trademarks and copyrights. We routinely deal with issues of trademark counterfeiting, trademark infringement, unfair competition, patent infringement, and copyright infringement. We also aid clients with trademark and copyright protection and registration matters, including representation in proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The Van Winkle Law Firm attorneys hold decades of combined experience in patent and trademark infringement and intellectual property litigation as well as antitrust matters.

Practice Highlights
  • The American Angus Association v. Sysco Corp. (WDNC), Trademark infringement. Successfully represented the American Angus Association in asserting its trademark regarding the Certified Angus Beef trademark
  • BorgWarner, Inc. and BorgWarner Turbosystems, Inc. v. Honeywell International, Inc. (WDNC), Patent infringement of automotive turbochargers. Representing BorgWarner in asserting three of its patents regarding the design and manufacture of turbocharger components
  • BorgWarner, Inc. and BorgWarner Turbosystems, Inc., v. Cummins, Inc. and Cummins Turbo Technologies Ltd. (WDNC), Patent infringement of automotive turbochargers. Representing BorgWarner in asserting three of its patents regarding the design and manufacture of turbocharger components
  • Sandvik Intellectual Property AB v. Kennemetal, Inc. (WDNC), Patent infringement of metal oxide tools. Representing Sandvik in asserting three of its patents regarding the manufacture of oxide coated cuttings tools
  • SuperGuide Corp. v. Directv Enterprises, Inc., Directv, Inc., Directv Operations, Inc., Hughes Electronics Corp., Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc., Echostar Communications Corp., Echostar Satellite Corp., and Echostar Technologies Corp. (WDNC), Patent litigation of satellite receivers. Defending EchoStar from claims of patent infringement related to satellite receivers
  • Shurtape Technologies, LLC and Shurtech Brands, LLC v. 3M Comp. (WDNC), Patent litigation of painter’s tape. Defending 3M Corp. from claims of patent infringement related to painter’s tape
  • Allergan, Inc. and Duke University v. Apotex, Inc., Apotex Corp., Sandoz, Inc., Hi-Tech Pharmacal Comp., Inc., Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Watson Laboratories, Inc. and Watson Pharma, Inc., et al. (MDNC) (Consolidated cases) Represented plaintiffs in these Hatch-Waxman cases concerning the infringement of two patents owned and/or licensed by plaintiffs. The Van Winkle Law Firm attorneys, working with Fish and Richardson, P.C. and Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, obtained a declaratory judgment for the plaintiffs that the patents are valid and will be infringed by proposed generic drugs. Other related cases are pending
  • High Voltage Beverages, LLC v. Coca-Cola Comp. (WDNC), Trademark and trade name litigation. Successfully defended Coca-Cola with Shook, Hardy & Bacon