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Intellectual Property

Rimon’s IP team is comprised of senior attorneys who carry advanced degrees from top universities in various scientific and business-related disciplines. We have counseled clients across a wide range of industries, on the clearance, protection, transfer, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights. The IP Team also works closely with the Corporate, Tax, Private Client and Litigation Teams to ensure that our clients benefit from full-spectrum representation.

Our focus is on helping our clients not only protect their IP assets, but also on how best to develop and maximize the value of those assets to advance business interests. We have represented clients through every step of litigation and resolution of intellectual property disputes, including infringement, valuation, and breach of contract issues. We advise on IP related agreements, transactional work, the management and mitigation of risk, and disputes covering the full spectrum of intellectual property rights, all the while maintaining focus on maximizing the return from IP assets for the benefit of our clients. Our attention is always on the individual needs of our clients, and our firm is organized to enable our attorneys to unify their efforts, in the protection of our clients’ intellectual property.


Related Practice Areas

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  • Intellectual Property Litigation & Consultation
  • IP Consultation, including Technology Assessment, Valuation & Competitive Analysis
  • Unfair Competition Litigation & Misappropriation Litigation
  • Copyrights
  • Trade secrets Litigation
  • Unfair competition, non-compete & licensing cases
  • IP Counseling & Due Diligence
  • Patent Prosecution & Counseling
  • Trademarks
  • Patent Litigation, including plant patent & design patent cases
  • Technology Transfer
  • Patent investigations
  • Patent Infringement Damages
  • Patent Application preparation, Filing & Prosecution
  • Patent License, Assignment & Negotiation
  • Valuing Patents and Portfolios 
  • Beta/Demo/Evaluation Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Co-branding/Brand Licensing
  • Consortium Agreements
  • Counseling Agreements
  • Cross-border Technology Agreements
  • Hardware Agreements
  • Hosting Agreements
  • IP Asset Valuation
  • OEM
  • Software Licensing/Maintenance Agreements
  • Source Code Escrow Arrangements
  • Sponsored Research & Development Agreements
  • Joint IP Development & Cross-Licensing
  • IP Licensing Agreements and Negotiations

Representative Matters of Rimon’s Intellectual Property Attorneys

Prosecution and Transactions:

  • Headed intellectual property departments of several publicly traded high-tech companies in the biotechnology industry (IGEN International, Inc. and Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC), and the semiconductor industry (ATMI, Inc.)
  • Filed patents involving computer science, nanotechnology, biotech, electronics, superconductors, medical devises and telecommunications. 
  • Experience at the United States Patent and Trademark Office examining patent applications for inventions relating to high temperature oxide superconductors, coatings, ceramics, pigments, piezoelectric materials and dental compositions
  • Negotiating and drafting complex corporate, commercial, technology and intellectual property agreements including license, joint development, collaboration, technology services, asset purchase, and other agreements

Litigation:

  • Columbia Machine, Inc. v. Besser Co., Case No. 3:10-cv-05667 (W.D. Wash. Sep. 27, 2012) (won summary judgment of noninfringement as to 3 of 4 patent claims in case; case settled within a month of victory)
  • State v. Craig, Case No. 12-40903 (Yak. Cty. Oct. 25, 2012) (won a directed verdict during state criminal jury trial)
  • Ganz v. Washington Numismatic Gallery, Inc., Case No. 11-2-26950-7 SEA (King Cty. Oct. 25, 2012) (won summary judgment as to 3 causes of action)
  • The Charles Machine Works, Inc. vs. Vermeer Mfg. Co., Case No. 4:11-cv-507-CRW-CFB (S.D. Iowa. Nov. 21, 2011) (took and defended multiple depositions on an emergency basis to develop evidence to defeat motion for a preliminary injunction; drafted irreparable harm section of winning opposition brief)
  • Arrival Star S.A. v. Agility Logistics, Inc., Civ. Action No. 2:10-cv-01249-RSK (W.D. Wash. Dec. 3, 2010) (successful motion to dismiss)
  • Novozymes A/S v. Genencor Int’l, Inc., Civ. No. 05-160-ICAJ (D. Del. 2007) (drafted brief that won permanent injunction, as part of team that secured a $15 million dollar judgment in complex patent case)
  • Chadwick Farms Owners Ass’n v. FHC, LLC, Case Nos. 80450-8, 80459-1-O-I (Wash. S. Ct. May 14, 2009) (represented WSBA) (brief cited with approval by supreme court and court of appeals)
  • Lucky Break Wishbone Corp. v. Sears, Roebuck and Co., 528 F. Supp. 2d 1106 (W.D. Wash. 2007) (won sanctions against defendants excluding key evidence and helped win partial summary judgment on various issues in copyright case; client ultimately won $1.7 million verdict)
  • Cardiac Science, Inc. v. Koninklijke Philips, N.V., 466 F. Supp. 2d 1150 (D. Minn. 2006) (won summary judgment invalidating key claims for lack of adequate written description and defeated cross-motion in complex patent case involving 21 patents)

Attorneys in Rimon’s Intellectual Property Team