For over three decades, the Handal & Morofsky team has litigated major intellectual property matters involving patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition. We have participated in many landmark cases and this experience is brought to bear in all the work performed by the firm.

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2013 Copyright Litigation / Internet Infringement 2012 Patent Litigation 2010 Patent Prosecution
2009 Intellectual Property Litigation (Patent and Trademark) 2008 Patent Litigation 2005 Fashion / Copyright Litigation
1999 Trademark Litigation 1994 Patent Prosecution 1992 Tech Patent & Corporate

2013 Copyright Litigation / Internet Infringement

The firm's Tim Bukher wins major copyright decision against four of the largest US textbook publishers. Dismissing 71 out of 74 claims on summary judgment, the court held that copying of unregistered derivative works does not infringe the copyrights of the registered originals when the derivatives reproduce no protected material from the originals. Pearson Education, Inc., et al. v. Frances, 11-cv-6081 (S.D.N.Y., April 3, 2013).

2012 Patent Litigation

The firm's Anthony Handal and David Dushane obtain a major jury award, with an additional judgment of $200k in attorneys' fees, in the Central District of California involving the infringement of smoking pipe technology. Lee v. Mike’s Novelties, 10-cv-02225 (DC CD Cal. 2012).

2010 Patent Prosecution

The Handal & Morofsky litigation team succeeds in obtaining protection for an innovative treatment for uterine fibroids after appearing for oral argument before a three member panel at the European Patent Office on behalf of U.S. healthcare innovator Halt Medical.

2009 Intellectual Property Litigation (Patent and Trademark)

Anthony Handal represents Dayco in action against Dorman Products. The action is based on Dorman’s alleged mimicking of the look of Dayco automotive aftermarket belt tensioners and seeks to enjoin use of Dorman’s trademark as deceptive.

2008 Patent Litigation

United States Supreme Court petition for certiorari filed to challenge the doctrine of specific preclusion as inconsistent with the flexible bar mandated by Festo in patent cases.

2005 Fashion / Copyright Litigation

Anthony Handal succeeds in obtaining Second Circuit decision overruling the Learned Hand precedent which had previously denied copyright protection to clothing. See, Chosun Int’l v. Chrisha Creations, Ltd., 413 F.3d 324 (2nd Cir. 2005).

1999 Trademark Litigation

Handal & Morofsky obtains summary judgment against Hermes International, preventing it from enforcing alleged trade dress rights in several of its leading handbags, including the legendary “Kelly” bag popularized by Princess Grace of Monaco.

1994 Patent Prosecution

Handal & Morofsky represents Hoechst Celanese in patent contest involving rights to the radar-transparent aircraft fuselage material employed in the Stealth bomber.

1992 Tech Patent & Corporate

Handal & Morofsky represents the founders of the professional site WebMD to patent their service and later helps implement a $175 million buyout.

2013 Copyright Litigation / Internet Infringement

The firm's Tim Bukher wins major copyright decision against four of the largest US textbook publishers. Dismissing 71 out of 74 claims on summary judgment, the court held that copying of unregistered derivative works does not infringe the copyrights of the registered originals when the derivatives reproduce no protected material from the originals. Pearson Education, Inc., et al. v. Frances, 11-cv-6081 (S.D.N.Y., April 3, 2013).

2012 Patent Litigation

The firm's Anthony Handal and David Dushane obtain a major jury award, with an additional judgment of $200k in attorneys' fees, in the Central District of California involving the infringement of smoking pipe technology. Lee v. Mike’s Novelties, 10-cv-02225 (DC CD Cal. 2012).

2010 Patent Prosecution

The Handal & Morofsky litigation team succeeds in obtaining protection for an innovative treatment for uterine fibroids after appearing for oral argument before a three member panel at the European Patent Office on behalf of U.S. healthcare innovator Halt Medical.

2009 Intellectual Property Litigation (Patent and Trademark)

Anthony Handal represents Dayco in action against Dorman Products. The action is based on Dorman’s alleged mimicking of the look of Dayco automotive aftermarket belt tensioners and seeks to enjoin use of Dorman’s trademark as deceptive.

2008 Patent Litigation

United States Supreme Court petition for certiorari filed to challenge the doctrine of specific preclusion as inconsistent with the flexible bar mandated by Festo in patent cases.

2005 Fashion / Copyright Litigation

Anthony Handal succeeds in obtaining Second Circuit decision overruling the Learned Hand precedent which had previously denied copyright protection to clothing. See, Chosun Int’l v. Chrisha Creations, Ltd., 413 F.3d 324 (2nd Cir. 2005).

1999 Trademark Litigation

Handal & Morofsky obtains summary judgment against Hermes International, preventing it from enforcing alleged trade dress rights in several of its leading handbags, including the legendary “Kelly” bag popularized by Princess Grace of Monaco.

1994 Patent Prosecution

Handal & Morofsky represents Hoechst Celanese in patent contest involving rights to the radar-transparent aircraft fuselage material employed in the Stealth bomber.

1992 Tech Patent & Corporate

Handal & Morofsky represents the founders of the professional site WebMD to patent their service and later helps implement a $175 million buyout.

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