IP Professional Malpractice

Resolving claims through experienced advocacy and technical expertise

Legal malpractice claims typically involve resolution of substantive questions of law in the legal field that was the subject of the underlying dispute in which the alleged malpractice took place. When such claims involve complex and technical areas of law such as patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and securities law, expertise in those areas becomes critical to providing effective representation in defending a legal malpractice claim.

The Intellectual Property Professional Malpractice Defense Group at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell provides a unique combination of general experience in malpractice defense, coupled with the extensive specialized legal knowledge and technical expertise required to advise and advocate on behalf of lawyers, law firms and their insurers when they are faced with professional malpractice claims in technical legal areas.

Our litigators and intellectual property lawyers have represented many hundreds of businesses and individuals with respect to patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret issues. This experience and expertise allows us to effectively analyze and defend legal malpractice claims stemming from work performed in these complex technical areas. While we never hesitate to go to trial when it is in the best interests of our clients, our technical knowledge often allows us to dispose of cases before trial.

The Intellectual Property Professional Malpractice Defense Group evaluates and provides advice and advocacy in connection with a variety of professional malpractice subject areas including:

  • Patents
    Including alleged actionable conduct in connection with matters such as patent prosecution, patentability determinations, inventorship determinations, infringement opinions, and prosecuting or defending infringement lawsuits
  • Trademark
    Including alleged actionable conduct in connection with matters such as clearance opinions, applications for trademark registration, conducting and analyzing confusion surveys, infringement opinions, and representing clients in infringement suits
  • Copyrights
    Including alleged actionable conduct in connection with matters such as determining copyrightable subject matter, applying for copyright registration, infringement opinions, obtaining, analyzing and using expert opinions, and prosecuting or defending infringement actions
  • Trade Secrets
    Including alleged actionable conduct in connection with matters such as identifying protectable trade secret information and materials, protecting trade secrets, infringement opinions, and representing clients in trade secret disputes

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We would be pleased to discuss how we can help resolve your malpractice claim.