Intellectual Property Disputes
The vigorous protection of intellectual assets through assertion and defense of ownership rights is critical to an effective business strategy. Retaining an experienced and credible Intellectual Property (IP) expert can make all the difference in achieving the desired outcome in the dispute resolution process.
Navigant’s IP consulting team offers deep industry and technical knowledge and an extensive and successful track record in analyzing and testifying to damages and other economic issues in Intellectual Property disputes of every scope and size. We serve industries and organizations of all sizes and structures involved in patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret/trade dress disputes. We also handle matters involving:
- Unfair competition
- False advertising
- Right of publicity
- Royalty/licensing disputes
- Loss of intellectual property rights
- Fraudulent conveyance
Maximizing the Value of Intellectual Assets
Overview of Navigant's Intellectual Property Disputes services.
Medical Device Patent Infringement
Facing a lawsuit filed by a competitor alleging infringement of several U.S. patents, a medical device manufacturer engaged Navigant Intellectual Property Disputes experts to rebut a nine-figure damages claim from the plaintiff and to determine potential damages from the infringement. The patents involved in the lawsuit related to an instrument that automates certain laboratory procedures to provide faster diagnostic test results to patients. The Navigant experts calculated reasonable royalty damages under several possible scenarios and also analyzed damages based on the medical device manufacturer’s use of a non-infringing alternative product offering. Our expert testified in federal district court and the jury’s verdict regarding royalties owed was close to Navigant’s expert opinion. As a result, the damages were only a fraction of what the plaintiff sought.