Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. is dedicated to excellence in the specialized practice of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, computer, franchise and unfair competition law. The firm actively engages in the procurement, enforcement and litigation of intellectual property rights throughout the world, including all federal and state agencies, and the distribution of such rights through licensing and franchising.
The client base of the firm is broad, in terms of number of clients, client size, geographical distribution of clients and technologies represented. Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. represents businesses in virtually all technological fields. Firm members deal with legal problems whose technical subject matter ranges from automotive manufacturing to lasers, from custom catalysts for petrochemical processes to genetically engineered pharmaceuticals, and from consumer electronics to computer control of medical devices. The firm applies a pragmatic, business-like approach to each client’s intellectual property matters in an effort to obtain results consistent with each client’s business objectives.
The firm has successfully represented clients in numerous landmark cases, including several renowned intellectual property decisions in the United States Supreme Court. The firm has also conducted litigation and Patent Office proceedings in every significant industrial country.
Recent case wins have involved copyright infringement in the re-sale of freelance authors’ articles by periodicals to on-line databases, issuance of a preliminary injunction to stop the use of a trademarked name on a bean bag toy animal, and a finding of patent infringement regarding downloading of software from the Internet.