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Colorado Intellectual Property Litigation Lawyer

Intellectual Property Litigation

The intellectual property lawyers at Thomas P. Howard, LLC regularly practice within the area of intellectual property law, including the areas of copyright infringement, trademark infringement, trade secret infringement and patent infringement. We focus our extensive experiences on the facts of your case in order to bring your matter to a swift and successful resolution.

Recent Intellectual Property Litigation

A brief list of several of the recent intellectual property matters successfully handled by Thomas Howard is set forth below.

Copyright Litigation

Thomas Howard recently successfully represented a web site operator in an IP dispute whose copyrighted works were published without license or authority on a competitor's web site.

Thomas Howard recently successfully represented an artist whose copyrighted works were being published and sold without license or authority over the Internet and through catalog sales nationwide.

Thomas Howard recently successfully represented an international filmmaker in the United States Federal District Court for the District of Colorado in a copyright infringement suit involving copyrighted works infringed through unlicensed distribution and sale over the Internet.

Thomas Howard recently successfully defended a software manufacturer and distributor in the United States Federal District Court for the District of Colorado in Huntsman v. Soderbergh, an action involving multiple claims filed by nine major studios and 15 directors pursuant to the Copyright Act and the Trademark Act. The Directors/Studios attempted to bar Thomas Howard's client from marketing software allowing consumers to preprogram a DVD player to skip and/or mute specified sections of a film stored on a DVD. This lawsuit led directly to the Congressional passage, in April 2005, of the Family Movie Act of 2005, which modified both the Copyright Act and the Trademark Act, explicitly allowing for the sale of the skip/mute software designed by Thomas Howard's client. All claims raised against Thomas Howard's client in the United States Federal District Court for the District of Colorado were dismissed.

Thomas Howard recently successfully represented a Colorado software manufacturer in a copyright infringement lawsuit involving the copying, distribution and sale of the clients' source code.

Thomas Howard recently successfully represented Young Electric Sign Co., a nationally recognized sign design firm, in the United States Federal District Court for the District of Colorado in a copyright infringement action involving the unlicensed copying and use of its architectural works.

Thomas Howard has successfully represented the American Society of Composers, Artists and Producers (ASCAP) in multiple copyright infringement actions in the United States Federal District Court for the District of Colorado involving the use of copyrighted artistic works without license or permission.

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Trademark Litigation

Thomas Howard recently successfully defended a large national sporting goods provider in the United States Federal District Court for the District of Colorado in a dispute involving claims of trademark infringement and patent infringement.

Thomas Howard recently successfully represented the plaintiff in the United States Federal District Court for the District of Colorado in a multi-defendant trademark infringement suit involving trademarks being used without license on the Internet for the purpose of advertising.

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Trade Secret Litigation

Thomas Howard recently went to trial in Denver District Court and obtained a judgment for violation of the Colorado Uniform Trade Secret Act and obtained damages, attorney's fees and an order for permanent injunctive relief barring the defendant's use or disclosure of Thomas Howard's client's trade secrets.

Thomas Howard recently obtained a court order in Boulder County District Court providing permanent injunctive relief barring the defendants' use or disclosure of their clients' trade secrets.

Denver, Colorado, Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney Thomas Howard recently defended a party based in the People's Republic of China in a lawsuit involving claims of theft of trade secrets. The matter was successfully settled immediately subsequent to discovery.

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Patent Infringement Litigation

Denver Patent Infringement Attorney Thomas Howard recently filed claims of patent infringement for a client in the United States Federal District Court for the District of Colorado in a matter involving a sports-related product that was used without license or permission. The matter was successfully settled.

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Contact Us

For a complimentary initial discussion with the Thomas P. Howard, LLC law firm, please call 303-665-9845. You can also make your appointment with Thomas P. Howard, LLC by contacting us via email: info@thowardlaw.com.

Office Locations

Thomas P. Howard, LLC
842 West South Boulder Road, Suite 100
Louisville, CO 80027
Phone: 303-665-9845
E-mail: info@thowardlaw.com
Fax: 303-665-9847
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Thomas Howard is an experienced trial lawyer practicing with an emphasis in intellectual property disputes (including copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, Web site infringements and other Internet-related disputes) as well as complex civil litigation (including breach of contract, interference with contract, breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy, fraud, fraudulent transfer, trespass, negligence and nuisance).
In addition to representing clients involved in litigation, Thomas Howard frequently negotiates and drafts intellectual property-related agreements, including nondisclosure and license agreements. He has drafted and negotiated such agreements on behalf of his clients with parties as diverse as Microsoft, Best Buy, Phillips and Hyperion. MORE