Intellectual Property

Fighting unfair competition is the focus of this legal team

Success in business is credited as owing 5 percent to inspiration and 95 percent to perspiration. As an experienced business law firm, we understand that 5 percent remains vitally important as the foundation of your enterprise.

Intellectual property is what inspires your business – it is the range of creation that includes patents, copyright, industrial design, trademarks, trade dress and trade secrets, such as formulas, processes, patterns or unique compilations of information. Entrepreneurs as well as corporations each create something that provides them a competitive edge. We know that when a competitor steals intellectual property, it can be akin to a high-stakes heist that is devastating to your enterprise.

Unfair competition is a particularly strong area of the law for litigator Abraham Mathew. Whether working for plaintiffs or defendants, he and the firm take the deep dive into the often technologically complex world of products, services and processes, able to discern when a case is valid and when it is not. An intangible asset is still an asset – and increasingly valuable in an information-driven economy.

A misappropriation of intellectual property by a competitor is absolute grounds for a lawsuit. We work to successfully prove losses relating to market share as well as relationships with customers and suppliers, leading the court to award punitive damages if we can prove the unlawful conduct to be intentional.

As a boutique firm, we take the time necessary to develop the right strategy to fight to protect what is rightfully yours, while rationally weighing action against its overall effects on your business.

If business partners, competitors or former employees are stealing your trade secrets or engaging in unfair business practices, call us today at (310) 478-4349 or submit your information online to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help you. You need to move quickly and take decisive action to protect your business interests.