Business & IP Litigation

Business and Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation

Let’s first dispel a myth: IP litigation and business litigation are not separate areas of the law. Rather, IP litigation is a specialized form of business litigation. Just as a neurosurgeon must know general medicine, an IP litigator should be proficient at general business litigation. But the inverse is not always true. When it comes to a severe head pain, who would you rather examine your noggin?

We’ve seen all too many business litigators miss critical IP issues – often to a client’s detriment. In a judicial system that requires all known claims to be brought in a single action, the failure to raise claims and defenses eliminates them in the future. At Nexio Law Firm, our experienced attorneys understand both business and IP litigation.

Business Litigation - Even in Business, Breaking up Can Be Hard to do

After years of developing and growing your business, there’s a change in the wind, and it may be time to batten down the hatches. Success and business longevity can bring good times and bad times for a business and this can result in civil litigation, such as breach of contract, fraud, negligence, and other forms of commercial disputes.

At Nexio, we’re here to help you assess legal situations and develop effective “best for your situation” strategies that will allow you to resolve differences, move on, and get back to focusing on your business.

Whether through direct negotiation, arbitration or litigation, Nexio attorneys have a proven track record of achieving success for clients involved in business litigation including:

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  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of joint venture agreements
  • Tortious interference with contract and/or economic advantage
  • Fraud and embezzlement
  • Shareholder, partnership and membership disputes
  • Collections and money disputes

When it comes to business disputes, the sooner you know your exposure and your options, the easier it is to make the best decisions for your business—and start putting the whole ordeal behind you. What’s more, getting reliable and sound legal advice can significantly reduce litigation costs, not to mention, wasted time, energy, and heartache.

Nexio attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help you successfully resolve disputes arising out of corporate transactions—legal issues involving financing, supply, sales, licensing, and employee failures and missteps. We’ve assisted clients from a large variety of industries and have helped them navigate changes and challenges specific to their businesses. Most importantly, our goal to protect your business, minimize your exposure, and to do this with cost-effective solutions.

IP Litigation - Maintaining the Boundaries of Mind Space

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Our IP litigators understand both law and technology. We know how to translate technical concepts to non-technical decision-makers (judges and juries). Whether in copyright litigation, patent litigation, trademark litigation, trade secret litigation, unfair competition litigation, or a sub-specialization, we generally start with the same business litigation mindset, which is to protect your rights, minimize your exposure, and help you achieve your goals with cost-effective solutions.

Unfortunately, many lawyers begin with exclusive focus on winning cases.  After all facts are on the table, they then shift their focus to a settlement toward the end. At Nexio Law Firm, we consider this wasteful and we use a different approach. While we love winning, we believe it is far more important to do what’s best for our clients. At the outset of a case, our attorneys define a series of realistic outcomes based on potential findings of the facts and we listen to our client’s goals.  This requires taking the necessary time early-on to carefully explain the implications of various approaches with our clients and we then design an entire strategy around their ultimate goals and desired outcomes.

We generally ask our clients to approach litigation with a strong, business-logic-focus on what makes the most business sense in their unique situation. If the client’s calculus says mitigate overall costs and focus on early resolution, we will pursue that path. If a client would prefer a blended approach, seeking to fall within a range of results, this will become our focus. If a client sees no option other than victory and no pre-trial solution is possible, we vigorously advocate at trial. Whatever our client’s end goal may be, we pursue their goal while keeping them apprised of new facts and circumstances that might change the calculus.  

Put Business and IP Disputes to Final Rest

Business and IP disputes can be stressful and extremely time-consuming, but you can give yourself greater peace of mind--by having experienced legal counsel fight on your behalf, so you can stay focused on running your business. If you’re involved in a business or IP dispute or anticipate litigation, just give us a call.

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The attorneys at Nexio Law Firm are committed to helping our clients achieve their objectives. We can be reached at (949) 478-6830 or complete the contact form and we’ll be in touch soon.