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Bracewell’s patent lawyers and litigators enforce our clients’ intellectual property rights through mediation, arbitration and litigation.  We represent clients in bench and jury trials in state and federal courts nationwide, from preliminary injunctions through trials and appeals before all applicable courts of appeal, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Our lawyers also have successfully represented clients before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

We handle disputes involving infringement, validity and rights in patents, technology, trade secrets, trade names, trademarks and service marks.  We represent clients in Markman hearings and in litigation of claims involving antitrust, unfair trade practices, product disparagement, fraud and royalty agreements.

Bracewell helps clients define and protect trade secrets, know-how and proprietary information ranging from customer lists to closely guarded manufacturing processes and formulae.  Our intellectual property team develops internal procedures for documenting and guarding trade secrets and prepares confidentiality agreements to protect against unauthorized dissemination of confidential information.  We also assist in structuring employment agreements and policies limiting use of trade secret information by departing employees.