Our experienced litigators exclusively focus on technology and intellectual property disputes. Our clients benefit from this focus in the form of effective and efficient representation in complex matters.
Winning Strategies Built From Extensive Experience In Complex IP Litigation
IP litigation is complex and unforgiving. Our litigators’ experience and exclusive focus on technology and IP issues make the difference. With a deep understanding of IP legal issues and extensive experience, we develop winning strategies that other firms miss, and avoid pitfalls that other firms don’t know are there.
Klarquist’s litigators have represented dozens of companies in patent, trade secret, trade dress, copyright, trademark, and unfair competition actions in Federal courts nationwide. We also have broad technical expertise and have represented clients in diverse technologies, including software and Internet technology, life sciences, medical devices, mechanical equipment, and consumer products.
The Klarquist Way: Solution Focused, Efficient, & Integrity Driven
- Klarquist’s approach to litigation is to emphasize strategy, speed, professionalism, organization, and candor.
- The firm typically adopts a comprehensive strategy within the first weeks of a new case and constantly reevaluates it throughout the case.
- We strive to be more nimble than our opponent.
- The firm respects the court’s perspective and does not attack opposing counsel, exaggerate facts or law, or waste pages addressing unnecessary points.
- Klarquist has developed systems for efficiently apprising clients of facts, schedules, and strategies.
- The firm’s patent prosecution attorneys also assist with technical issues that arise during litigation.
Alternative Fee Litigation
Klarquist recognizes that not all clients are the same. To accommodate the different business goals and needs of our clients, Klarquist offers alternatives to traditional hourly fee engagements. Some exemplary alternative fee arrangements are discussed below.
In fixed-fee arrangements, Klarquist handles a client matter, or group of client matters, for an agreed-upon, pre-specified cost (i.e., a “fixed fee”). The fixed fee can be paid up front or, more commonly, over a series of monthly installments. This fee structure allows clients to accurately predict, and budget for, the cost of litigation. Fixed-fee arrangements might also include bonuses for early and favorable case outcomes, or other milestones.
In contingent-fee arrangements, Klarquist agrees to represent a client as a plaintiff in a lawsuit for an agreed-upon percentage of any recoveries in the lawsuit. In a “pure” contingency-fee arrangement, the client pays only for the expenses of the litigation (e.g., court fees and expert fees) and does not pay for any portion of the legal fees. “Partial” contingency fee arrangements combine traditional hourly or fixed-fee billing and contingent-fee arrangements, such as discounted hourly rates or fixed fees, plus a smaller percentage (relative to pure contingency cases) of any recoveries made in the litigation. Pure and partial contingent fee arrangements can be desirable for individual inventors or corporations that have valuable patents but a limited budget to enforce their intellectual property rights.
For more information about Klarquist’s Litigation Services, please contact one of the attorneys identified above under Contacts or explore the biographies of the Team Members in this practice group.