Intellectual Property Litigation
Having started his legal career as a patent litigator with the Patent Litigation Section of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., Howard has continuously represented clients in all aspects of intellectual property litigation, in the capacity of both Plaintiff and Defendant. In addition to Patent Litigation, he has been engaged in Trademark, Trade Secret, Copyright and Unfair Competition litigation over his career, and at the present. These representations have included seeking, and defending against, Motions for Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions in intellectual property matters. He also is frequently engaged in providing freedom-to-use opinions to clients who desire to bring a product to market without infringing the intellectual property rights of another.
To hone his skills as a negotiator of potential settlements in Intellectual Property disputes, and to be in a position to resolve potential disputes before they arise, Howard has completed a course in Mediation presented by Northwestern University, and is a Certified Mediator. Howard has found this skill to be important in assisting his clients to work out problems without entering a courtroom.