Shaver & Swanson, LLP wins award of attorney fees for client in defense of claims of patent infringement.

Scott Swanson in conjunction with Rick Martin, has won an award of attorney fees in a patent litigation case on behalf of a client, the defendant and prevailing party in the infringement action.

Previously the District of Colorado had ruled in favor of the firm’s client. The court ruled the client did not infringe one patent and that the claims of the second patent were invalid. Read that decision here.

The Court declared the case exceptional in light of the weak arguments and litigation strategy of the opposition, and awarded nearly $132,000 in legal fees to the firm’s client. Read the decision here.

The opposition was represented by the renowned firm of Knobbe Martens, one of the top three largest Intellectual Property law firms in the country.

Shaver & Swanson, LLP as Local Counsel

Scott Swanson has served as local counsel for a variety of cases in the District of Idaho as we are located in close proximity the the Federal Courthouse in Boise, Idaho.  Scott Swanson has served as local counsel in patent infringement cases, copyright infringement cases, trademark infringement cases, unfair competition cases, and a variety of other intellectual property cases including trade secrets and trade dress litigation.  Scott has extensive knowledge of the local practices and significant experience in assisting other law firms and attorneys in local cases.

Similarly Scott has litigated multiple cases in the District of Utah and is fully capable of operating as local counsel for pro hac vice attorneys in the District of Utah.  Scott is willing to be as involved as needed, whether that be advising on local practice to substantively assisting in the case while keeping in mind the needs and requirements of the client, whether big or small. Please do not hesitate to contact Scott to discuss representation in the United States District Court for the District of Idaho or the District of Utah.

Intellectual Property Litigation

We handle all phases of Intellectual Property litigation from initiating a lawsuit through trial and appellate matters.  Our case experience involves patent, trademark, copyright, domain name, and trade secret litigation, both as counsel directly working for the client and as local counsel representing clients and their out-of-district attorneys.  We have extensive experience in the field and are excellent at using the facts of a case, combined with our knowledge of relevant laws and court decisions, to prove our case.

Some lawyers litigate by intimidation, bluff, and stalling.  Some of those attorneys believe that attorneys can win cases against small firm attorneys by these methods. At Shaver & Swanson, LLP, we take great pride in our history of defeating some of those big firm lawyers by being diligent, writing good briefs, and doggedly pursuing discovery of documents.

We have argued and won trials and appeals in a wide variety of Federal district courts, state of Idaho district courts, the Idaho Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Our attorneys have represented clients in court actions in Federal Courts in the states of Florida, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, California, Utah, Washington, and Idaho.  Litigation is expensive, but it can be worthwhile when your company’s flagship product is being ripped off or to stand up for your company’s rights in the face of illegitimate demands from a third party.