Litigation Support

WHDA handles all types of proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including:

  • Inter partes review proceedings
  • Post-grant review proceedings
  • Derivation proceedings
  • Assisting in representing clients before Federal District and Appellate Courts, and the International Trade Commission on matters including patent and trade secret, trademark, trade dress, and copyright

WHDA’s litigation team represents clients in all types of intellectual property law disputes, including disputes in Federal District Courts and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Additionally, we understand the complex interplay between traditional litigation, ITC litigation, and related strategies involving ex parte reexamination, inter partes review, and post-grant review.  We always advise our clients on the optimal approach for their situation.  WHDA also excels at working as a litigation support team in the context of a larger litigation.

Success in patent litigation requires detailed knowledge of the relevant case law and technology.  Therefore, we leverage our team of specialists in diverse technical areas to form litigation groups that have the requisite insight into the specific technical and legal issues in each case.  Our attorneys and agents have degrees in mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering, as well as biotechnology and computer sciences.  We skillfully leverage this technical and legal expertise in order to best serve our clients in a litigation context.

At WHDA, we know that effective communication is key to success in litigation, whether with our client, opposing counsel or the court.  We pride ourselves on clear communication, including candid advice regarding development of settlement options.  Additionally, our professionals have language skills including Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, French and German—a vital asset for efficient communication with our foreign clients.