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Intellectual Property Litigation

Intellectual Property Litigation

Theodora Oringher’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice group has been delivering exceptional results to clients across all areas of IP-related disputes for many years. Our team of lawyers focus on a broad range of intellectual property disputes, including protection and enforcement of patents and trademarks both internationally and domestically, copyright infringement, unfair competition, antitrust and trade secret issues.

As trial counsel, the Firm’s attorneys have won significant victories in federal and state courts across the country, as well as in the appellate courts, International Trade Commission, US Patent proceedings, arbitrations, and other forums for companies and individuals seeking to enforce or protect their Intellectual Property.

Theodora Oringher attorneys have been successful as lead trial counsel in high-stakes patent, trademark and copyright cases involving the world’s preeminent technology, software, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. Our creative approach, strategic thinking and prioritization of our client's needs in a practical and cost-effective way, while safeguarding intellectual property assets, sets us apart from other Intellectual Property attorneys. As leaders in our field, we frequently represent the world's top companies in high stakes technology and intellectual property litigation.


Technology and Software Companies

Summary Judgements

  • Non-infringement and Federal Circuit appeal in high-stakes patent infringement case involving launch of important new Internet search technology.
  • District court, summary determination at the ITC, and Federal Circuit appeal in bet-the-company case that resulted in a landmark Federal Circuit ruling on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Successful Representation

  • A leading decontamination and disinfection company in pioneering patent and trademark litigation, validating client company patented technology, while strengthening the brand as market leader.
  • Semiconductor company in high-stakes trade secrets and employee solicitation case; involving RF tuning and transcieving semiconductors, defeating leading competitor preliminary injunction motion.
  • Won trial obtaining a $120 million jury verdict and world-wide injunction for a patent and trade secrets case, involving complex computer software.

Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Life Sciences Companies

  • Pharmaceutical company: won trial for in high profile Hatch-Waxman patent litigation involving client’s best-selling anesthetic drug. Obtained permanent injunction which blocked market entry by competitor on all three asserted patents.
  • Bio Pharmaceutical Company: successfully obtained freedom to operate in high stakes inventorship litigation for 37 US and international patents concerning peptide therapies that stimulate red blood cell formation.
  • Won trial and Federal Circuit court victories in Hatch-Waxman patent cases involving billion-dollar anti-ulcer, heartburn and acid reflux drug. Obtained a permanent injunction for leading pharmaceutical company.
  • Successfully assisted bio similar pharma manufacturer in invalidating key blocking patents, overcoming multiple barriers to entry, navigating the BPCIA, and launching major bio similar antibody products several years ahead of schedule.
  • Won district court and Federal Circuit victories for a vaccine company in a patent case that resulted in a significant Federal Circuit decision on inventorship and university ownership of patents.
  • Obtained a jury verdict in a pharmaceutical company's favor and invalidating the patent asserted against the pharmaceutical company for the testing of its anticoagulant product.

Restaurant Operations Representation

  • Represented a longstanding Southern California chain in a Ninth Circuit appellate proceeding where the Court held that the chain’s menu design and décor constitute protectable trade dress, and awarded disgorgement of defendant’s profits during the infringement period.

Automotive Product and Car Design

  • Represented Tyrrell, a former Formula One racing team, and Chaparral Cars, Inc., the designer and builder of iconic road racing cars, in establishing that the physical appearance of their race car designs was protectable trade dress.

Product Design and Licensing

  • Represented Chameleon Chairs, LLC, the manufacturer of unique special event rental chairs, in a dispute with a Chinese manufacturer of “copycat” chairs violating client’s trade dress rights.


  • Represented JH Design Group, a Los Angeles based garment manufacturer, against the Walt Disney Company in a lawsuit concerning licensing rights to Disney’s five original characters.

Presentations & Publications

  • Intellectual Property & Fashion Breakfast Briefing | Show Me the Money!  Monetizing Your Intellectual Property