Intellectual Property Litigation

Skaggs Faucette attorneys have represented and counseled clients in intellectual property matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, rights of publicity and trade secrets.  We recognize that these types of matters are often critical to our client’s ability to protect valuable assets or to continue to do business in the face of challenges from competitors.


Patent: we have represented clients in patent matters involving computer technology, medical devices, toys, and sporting goods.  We often partner with other firms in patent matters, and we have worked with attorneys from firms such as Williams & Connolly, Brinks Hofer, McKool Smith, Baker & Botts, and Pillsbury Winthrop.


Trademark: we have acted as lead counsel in over 40 trademark litigation matters in in federal courts all over the United States, including the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California, the District of Oregon, the District of Nevada, the District of Iowa, the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the Northern and Western Districts of Texas, the District of Rhode Island, the District of New Jersey, the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the District of Puerto Rico and the District of Louisiana.  We have also served as counsel in several inter partes proceedings in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in UDRP proceedings to stop infringing domain names.  Jeff Faucette is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and currently serves on the Oppositions and Cancellations Committee.


Copyright: we have represented clients in litigation and in negotiations over alleged copyright infringement.  We have also counseled clients on the scope and interpretation of copyright licenses.


Right of Publicity:  Skaggs Faucette attorneys represented Major League Baseball Properties in several seminal cases involving right of publicity claims by retired players.  We have also advised clients regarding potential and asserted right of publicity claims.


Trade Secrets:  we regularly advise companies and individuals regarding the scope of trade secret protection in the context of employee mobility issues.  We have also represented clients in both the defense and prosecution of trade secret claims.