Intellectual Property Litigation Attorneys in Houston
Texas Intellectual Property Dispute Law Firm
It's not enough just to have a trademark, patent, copyright or noncompete
agreement. You must police it. At Hendershot, Cannon, Martin & Hisey,
we help our clients
prevent, contain, and obtain redress for their intellectual property.
Backed by 200+ years of combined legal experience, our
Houston business lawyers have a proven record of getting results for clients in IP disputes of
all types, including confidentiality agreements, licensure agreements,
noncompetes, trademarks and copyrights and other
misappropriation of trade secrets. In addition, we aggressively defend our clients against patent infringement
claims brought on by evil patent trolls.
Our business law firm has the knowledge of both Texas and federal law to
confidently assert or defend your rights in any type of intellectual property
dispute. Call (713) 909-7323 or email us to set up a confidential consultation
about your case.
What Type of Property or Business Interest Do You Need to Protect?
The specific issue may vary. It could involve ownership of intellectual
property when a business dissolves. It could concern copyright or patent
infringement, theft of trade secrets or the enforcement of a noncompete
agreement. No matter what the specific issue, however, our business litigation
attorneys take the bull by the horns and proactively develop ways to protect
our clients' best interests - whether that involves filing a lawsuit or
defending you against one.
Our firm has extensive experience helping clients resolve, dispute or defend
intellectual property matters including:
Ownership issues when a
business is dissolved, sold or undergoes major changes: When business
partners decide to reorganize, close or address major changes to their business and relationships, deciding who owns what can be contentious.
Even if partners seek to part amicably, disagreements can easily arise.
We can help you assert your right to your fair share of trademarks, copyrights,
patents and other forms of intellectual property - even if your partners
have tried to misappropriate them in some way.
Copyright, trademark or patent infringement: The rise of the Internet has led to sharp increases in the number of disputes
about unauthorized use of
protected property. Our business law attorneys represent companies that include a vast spectrum
of sizes and industries. We know how to prosecute or defend against a
claim and to determine which remedies to seek in infringement cases, as
well as what types of damage claims are warranted.
Trade secret violations: The
Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act protects information that gives one company a competitive advantage over
another. We represent both defendants and plaintiffs in cases involving
misappropriation or unauthorized use of trade secrets.
Non-compete clauses or agreements that restrict an employee's ability to work for a competitor in a certain
area for a specified period of time have become increasingly common in
many industries. We are well-versed in the evolving nature of Texas' non-compete
laws. We aggressively protect your interests whether you are accused of
violating an agreement or you are
seeking to enforce one.
Physician non-competes: Medical entities have special considerations when adding
non-compete clauses to physician employment agreements. Specifically, non-competes must allow physicians to provide continuing
acute care to prior patients, access relevant medical records, and must
allow the physician to buy out their agreement if he or she chooses.
Confidentiality agreements: These agreements (also called nondisclosure agreements) arise in various
commercial contexts, such as when two companies are considering entering
into a licensing agreement or other joint venture. We represent clients
seeking to enforce or challenge these agreements and are well-versed in
temporary restraining orders, temporary injunctions and permanent injunctions.
Non-soliciting personnel & clients: Your business is built on the strength of your team and your client base.
It's important to protect your interests once an employee leaves-whether
it means protecting your customers or protecting your staff from being
wooed away, or keeping former partners from attempting to bring clients
with them after a relationship is terminated.
Non-solicitation for physicians: These agreements protect hospitals from losing patients or staff to physicians
who leave or begin their own practice. Like non-competes, these have special
considerations for physicians who provide acute care.
Defending Against Patent Infringement Claims
At our Houston business law firm, we vigorously
defend our clients against patent trolls and other entities that bring claims based on invalid patents. Our approach
is to take care of the problem now, through the means of aggressive legal
defense, so that you can put the problem behind you for good.
We dislike patent trolls so much that we dedicated an entire page to
defending against patent infringement claims. We invite you to visit the page as well as some of our blogs directly
related to patent litigation and patent trolls.
For a confidential consultation with an experienced IP litigation attorney
call (713) 909-7323 or
contact us online