Intellectual Property

Rohde & Van Kampen PLLC has extensive experience in handling all areas of intellectual property litigation (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright and unfair competition litigation) and trademark prosecution. Our expertise is particularly broad in lawsuits involving software firms. Our attorneys have handled numerous software patent cases as well as software licensing, software trademarks and unfair competition litigation. Its lawyers also have experience in patent litigation involving laser communications, biotech, electronic circuits, microprocessor emulators, virtual reality displays, water treatment and food processing.

In addition to its experience in patent litigation, the firm also has substantial expertise in the area of arts and entertainment law. As litigation counsel to KCTS/Channel 9, Seattle's Public Television station, its lawyers have handled media rights lawsuits. Its lawyers also have represented other arts and entertainment clients, including Universal Studios, Broadcast Music, Inc., Warner Bros. and D.C. Comics, as well as local authors and artists.

Our lawyers routinely handle trademark registrations throughout the world. Rohde & Van Kampen PLLC works with its clients to devise the best strategy to protect the intellectual property rights of its clients. We prepare and prosecute trademark and copyright registrations; prosecute and defend registrations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; and bring and defend against infringement actions in the courts. To assist our clients, we have prepared a primer on trademark law.

Although Rohde & Van Kampen PLLC is a small firm, it routinely handles cutting-edge intellectual property cases against the leading law firms in the country. Opposing counsel include the following law firms: Wilson Sonsini, Vinson & Elkins, Weil Gotshal, Kenyon & Kenyon, Fish & Richardson, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, and O'Melveny & Myers.

Patent Cases


Microsoft v. Timelime
Representation of Timeline in a multimillion dollar licensing dispute with Microsoft. Prevailed on appeal. Case reversed and remanded for entry of judgment in favor of Timeline.

TeraBeam v. Dominion Communications
Obtained Summary Judgment of noninfringement in a misappropriation of trade secrets and patent infringement case involving high speed laser communications. The patentee sought $100 million in damages and injunctive relief.

Timeline v. Sagent
Representation of Timeline, Inc., in a patent suit concerning software for database management. Obtained a substantial settlement on behalf of patentee which included cash and stock equal to 2% of the defendant's outstanding shares.

Trademark Cases


Bell Helicopter v. Able Engineering/H-S Tool & Parts
Representation of Bell Helicopter in a major trademark infringement, counterfeiting case involving reconstructed aircraft parts.

Power Industries v. Edmark
Representation of Edmark in a trademark dispute regarding the mark Imagination Express. Obtained settlement favorable to Edmark.

Fluke v. Greenlee Textron
Defense of Greenlee, a subsidiary of Textron, in trade dress litigation. Obtained favorable settlement.

Copyright Cases


Wade Cook v. Anthony Robbins
Representation of Wade Cook in a copyright infringement case against the nationally known motivational speaker. Obtained plaintiff's verdict of $655,000 which was upheld on appeal.

Norman v. KCTS
Representation of KCTS in dispute concerning rights to a high definition television program featuring Jessye Norman. Obtained dismissal on behalf of KCTS.

There are no guaranteed outcomes in the law. Every case is different, and the results obtained will depend upon the specific facts and circumstances of a client's situation.