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Intellectual Property Litigation

Conrad O’Brien attorneys are active in protecting our clients’ interests in intellectual property. We handle copyright and trademark litigation, representing artists, record label distributors, technology companies, publishers, software developers, and clothing designers in litigation involving trademarks and service marks, trade dress in packaging and design, and copyright infringement.

Notable Cases

  • Represented a medical device company, which is owned by a firm ranked at the top of the Fortune 500, in a lawsuit brought by a rival company in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania asserting patent infringement claims related to five patents. The patents cover various technological elements used in the client’s products and services, including medical devices prescribed by physicians to monitor certain cardiovascular conditions and report for clinical diagnosis. Conrad O’Brien was brought into the case following the close of discovery to act as lead trial counsel. The parties are awaiting a trial date.

  • Defended a Forbes Top 50 Celebrity faced with a $33 million Lanham Act and copyright claim against a novel claim that plaintiffs were entitled to attribution as songwriters despite having assigned their copyrights to the song.

  • Served as spinal implant litigation counsel for one of the fastest growing medical device companies in the orthopedic industry. The firm’s initial representation began when a competitor of our client, one of the largest companies in the spine industry, filed a series of lawsuits seeking in excess of $100 million based on claims that our client had misappropriated the competitor’s intellectual property. After mounting a vigorous defense, Conrad O’Brien assisted in brokering a highly favorable global settlement of the lawsuits.

  • Enjoined the construction of a $30 million high-rise hotel, protecting the architectural plans of a nationally recognized architect.

  • Secured a defense verdict for a sculptor accused of copyright infringement and secured a judgment for attorney fees and costs.

  • Successfully tried to verdict a Lanham Act claim where the client was accused of mislabeling a proprietary soil remediation product, thereby protecting the client from damages that could have exceeded $3 million.

  • Obtained a settlement for a manufacturer of continuous temperature monitoring devices used in connection with the storage of vaccines and other temperature-sensitive materials, providing it with monetary and injunctive relief in trademark, copyright, and antitrust lawsuits.

  • Represented an inventor and his companies in a patent infringement action in federal district court in Pennsylvania. Following a two-week trial, we secured a judgment in favor of our clients, and obtained an affirmance of the judgment on appeal.