Litigation

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At Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, we fight for your rights throughout the entire litigation, trial, and appeal process. Our team provides a wide range of pre-litigation, litigation, arbitration, and mediation services and is very experienced in litigation having represented multiple individuals and companies, both plaintiffs and defendants, in cases involving billions of dollars.

We are focused on helping our clients prosecute and defend disputes involving patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, service marks, trade dress, product configuration, trade names, domain names, Lanham Act violations, cybersquatting, antitrust, non-compete, unfair competition, right of publicity, and deceptive trade practices. Our team has appeared as lead counsel and co-counsel before U.S. Federal District and State Courts, Federal Courts of Appeal, U.S. Supreme Court, the International Trade Commission (ITC), Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and U.S. Copyright Office and the U.S. Customs Service.

All of our litigators are registered patent attorneys with scientific and technical backgrounds in chemistry, biology, engineering, computer science, physics, and mathematics. This knowledge provides them with a thorough understanding of our clients’ technologies and industries.

The firm and individual team members have been recognized for their intellectual property work in several publications. Since the publication began rating firms in 2011, Woodard Emhardt has been listed in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”. Members of our team have also been recognized by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, Indiana Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars, received AV Peer Review Ratings from Martindale-Hubbell, and named IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.

Litigation Philosophy
While we will aggressively pursue your case, we understand that due to the stakes involved, litigation can create significant pressures and draw on management’s time. We therefore work diligently to win the case while easing the stress of litigation by helping you understand and evaluate the benefits and risks. We help you develop a case strategy, budget, litigation plan and timeline to align with your goals. Our mission is to find the most efficient and cost effective path to achieve targeted results as early as possible in litigated matters, whether an amicable settlement or a win on the merits.

Depending on the circumstances of the case, we can provide a wide range of billing options, such as hourly billing, contingent fee, or a hybrid hourly-contingent fee arrangement, to name just a few examples.

We have partnered with other firms to capitalize on the respective strengths of the firms to create an efficient, highly-focused, collaborative and diverse team able to take your case through massive ESI, other discovery and to trial. We have combined Woodard’s specialized technical resources, with other another firm’s deep litigation support, and the trial skills and experience of both firms to create a winning team where everyone contributed and everyone subordinated themselves for the good of the client.