Whether to protect inventions with patents or trade secrets, or both, can be a critical business decision. Enforcing trade secrets and defending against cases claiming misuse of trade secrets both require specialized care, and our attorneys have helped clients handle some of the most complex trade secret situations, ensuring that clients’ businesses continue to run smoothly.
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5 Common IP Traps Startups Should Avoid
World Intellectual Property Review. 09/07/2018
Starting Up IP: Priorities for Early-Stage Companies
Banner & Witcoff IP Update. Fall/Winter 2016
Apple and Samsung at the Supreme Court: Case Proves Need for Design Patents in Overall IP Strategy
Banner & Witcoff IP Update. Spring/Summer 2016
Obama Signs Law Allowing Trade Secret Owners to Sue in Federal Court
Banner & Witcoff IP Alert. 05/12/2016
Banner & Witcoff 2015 Journal of Intellectual Property Law
Annual Collection of Published Articles and Media Comments
America Invents Act Final Rules Take Effect on September 16, 2012
Banner & Witcoff IP Alert. 08/30/2012
A Brief History of Trade Secret Law, Part 1
BioProcess International. October 2004.
A Brief History of Trade Secret Law, Part 2
BioProcess International. November 2004.
"Hey, That’s MY Game! Intellectual Property Protection for Video Games"
Gamasutra. February 2008
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Banner & Witcoff sponsors November North Shore Corporate IP Roundtable program in Northbrook, Ill.
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Kirk A. Sigmon writes article on five IP traps startups can avoid for World Intellectual Property Review
Eight Banner & Witcoff attorneys named to 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America
Banner & Witcoff Welcomes Five New Associates
Richard S. Stockton moderates "New Horizons: Perspectives on IP Brinkmanship in the Current Global Trade Environment" in conjunction with 2018 ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago
Banner & Witcoff Welcomes Experienced Litigation Attorney to Washington, D.C. Office
Banner & Witcoff welcomes eight summer associates
Banner & Witcoff receives top rankings in Chambers USA 2018
Banner & Witcoff introduces MyIPLaw, an online, interactive overview of intellectual property law
Eight Banner & Witcoff attorneys are named 2018 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Banner & Witcoff sponsors March North Shore Corporate IP Roundtable program in Northbrook, Ill.
Banner & Witcoff Awards 2018 Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship to UCLA Law Student
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Banner & Witcoff is proud to offer the 2018 Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for law students
IP Alert: Obama Signs Law Allowing Trade Secret Owners to Sue in Federal Court
New Address for Banner & Witcoff’s Portland Office
Banner & Witcoff Represents America’s Biggest Companies
Darrell G. Mottley is honored at the 2012 Fashion Law Week media mixer in Washington, DC.
Darrell G. Mottley is presented with the Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Community Appreciation Award
Joseph M. Potenza Assumes Office of Chair of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law
ABA-IPL Nominates Joseph M. Potenza to serve as Vice-Chair
Ross A. Dannenberg serves as executive editor and co-author of a new book Computer Games and Virtual Worlds: A New Frontier in Intellectual Property Law, published by the ABA. Steve S. Chang is a contributing author