Intellectual Property

SL&A provides general consulting and expert witness assistance in all areas of intellectual property, including patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade secrecy misappropriation, copyright infringement, and intellectual property valuation and disposition.

From aerospace/defense to biotechnology, and from credit cards to telecom, our professionals have calculated IP-related damages in the form of lost sales and profits, disgorgement of profits, reasonable royalty, and cost savings for clients.

The firm assists clients in licensing and royalty disputes.

Selected Case Studies/Notable Matters

  • Demonstrated that intellectual property misappropriated from a pharmaceuticals firm was the lynchpin in the defendant’s business case for the development of a new drug.  Determined damages based on the economic advantage achieved by the misappropriation compared to de novo development of equivalent intellectual property.
  • Performed an economic analysis showing that a software maker’s operating system did not lead to adverse effects on adoption of enterprise software marketed by a rival and that there was no infringement on the rival’s patented and protected (closed source) operating system.

Global Reach

  • The United States of America
  • Algeria
  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Nigeria
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • People’s Republic of China
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • U.K.

Industries Served

  • Advertising
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Airline and Travel
  • Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Construction
  • Corporate Security
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • High Technology
  • Insurance
  • Investment Management
  • Manufacturing
  • National Security and International Affairs
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional Sports
  • Publishing
  • Real Estate
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation and Warehousing