Whether defendant or plaintiff, you want an intellectual property (IP) litigation team focused on the best outcome possible for your case and your goals. When your company is faced with an IP dispute, the stakes can be staggering—literally millions or hundreds of millions of dollars can be on the line. A loss may even put an end to your business. When faced with such potential risks, you need a litigation team with deep knowledge of both the technology or science at hand and the law. You need seasoned litigators who bring a multifaceted and strategic approach to the dispute, together with a thorough understanding of your business.
At The Rapacke Law Group, we understand that “victory” comes through many channels and in many forms. We are fully prepared and qualified to litigate through trial and appeal. Our ability to obtain successful results in claim construction hearings, summary judgment proceedings, contested patent proceedings, arbitrations, and settlement negotiations means we often resolve cases long before trial and at considerable savings to clients. Simply stated, a successful litigation outcome is one that meets your business goals in the most cost-efficient manner possible.
When you retain The Rapacke Law Group, our entire firm becomes part of your team. All of our expertise, our reputation, and our experience—both legal and technical—are brought to bear in deciding how to approach your case. We begin with frank and honest conversations, timely and judicious discovery, careful analysis of the potential risks and rewards, and a mapping of the strengths and weaknesses of your position. We listen carefully to better understand your business objectives, your options, your risk tolerance, and your ultimate goals. We then develop a team approach and strategy that best meets your needs.
We understand that the realities of litigation can be daunting, but we work with clients to find enterprising solutions that are both cost-effective and case-effective. Historically, fewer than four percent of district court patent cases ever go to trial. Thus, while we litigate with a potential trial or appeal in mind, our vision is to resolve each case successfully as soon and as economically as possible. This may mean pursuing litigation alternatives, such as licensing, mediation, or arbitration, or a companion proceeding before another court or administrative agency, such as the USPTO or ITC. Or you may decide that settlement is the best resolution.
When cases involve highly technical issues in a complex legal field, it is essential that your lawyers understand the subject matter of the dispute. The Rapacke Law Group assists businesses in virtually all industries and technologies. This deep understanding of the technology allows us to build and present arguments that are logical, understandable, accurate, and persuasive.
We have the experience and expertise to select and prepare witnesses who provide accurate and credible testimony. Our international network of resources, combined with our technical backgrounds, enables us to identify and retain the world’s leading technical experts. Our lawyers’ training and diverse backgrounds allow them to persuasively present and cross-examine trial witnesses, particularly on complex technical issues. We have long-standing relationships with top jury consultants and graphical experts to ensure that your case is presented in the best light. When beneficial, we conduct mock trials to gauge likely outcomes and develop the most effective themes of your case.
The factors that distinguish The Rapacke Law Group as highly specialized in the area of patent litigation are numerous. We are widely known for the quality of our briefs and oral arguments. We have a comprehensive understanding of the technology and the law, and this allows us to quickly identify the one or two arguments that hold the most promise to persuade. Our knowledge helps us craft concise and powerful arguments. In addition, we are highly experienced at preserving issues for appeal during the post-trial motion period. Our meticulous attention to detail and knowledge of science and the law also help us come up to speed quickly on cases where we did not serve as trial counsel.
When circumstances warrant, we are adept at crafting settlements before, during, and after trial. Historically, some of our most significant achievements for clients have been attained through tactics that allowed them to meet their business and financial goals without the risks attendant to having a jury, judge, arbitration panel, administrative board, or appellate panel decide their future.
Our experience is that a good settlement can often result in advantageous business solutions. We can bring magistrates, mediators, and arbitrators to the table to help craft win-win scenarios. When settlement becomes an option close to or during trial, our deep bench of talent provides us with additional experienced lawyers to address settlement strategies, while allowing the litigation team to remain focused on the trial.
"I hired The Rapacke Law Group to help protect my card game invention with a copyright and trademark. Andrew's team was wonderful in answering all my questions and get my invention protected. I highly recommend working with Andrew, and we definitely will be using him with my next invention. He provided excellent advising in the lead up to producing my prototype and assisted be reviewing all of my paperwork before filing for formation of my LLC. His expedient and thoroughly efficient approach has directly contributed to the foundation of my thriving new business."
"Andrew is a great intellectual property attorney. He's very transparent on price and was very thorough with the provisional patent. He made all the changes I asked for before we filed the patent and he runs a truly fixed fee intellectual property law firm. Other lawyers want to nickel and dime you for every change you make, which can be extremely difficult to pay for inventors just starting out or on a budget. He was easily accessible as well. If he missed my call, I would get a call back within an hour or two. It was a great experience overall and if you are looking for an intellectual property attorney I would highly reccomend you look no further than The Rapacke Law Group."
"Andrew introduced himself to me at a Toy Fair in Chicago. We talked briefly about some projects that I was working on the time, but I already had representation. Andrew offered to give me some advise on a pending patent. I was impressed with his knowledge of the patent process. I hired him to help me with an office action on that same patent. I also hired Andrew to help me put together a Licensing Agreement. I feel that Andrew does a very good job of looking at the agreement from both sides of the fence. He has good judgment and wants to guide you, so that your expectations are realistic."
"I hired Andrew to assist my company with a patent infringement and non provisional patent filing. Andrew is very knowledgeable and easy to work with, and his pricing is very transparent and straightforward which I like. He was also very accessible which I needed during a critical time for my company. I'd definitely recommend and will hire again!"
"Andrew helped our company to apply for a Trademark registration and a Patent. He is always available to answer any questions without charging extra fees for phone conversations or emails. We are very satisfied with the services his firm provided and would definitely recommend Andrew. Thank you!"