Intellectual Property and Technology
Constantine Cannon is a nationally recognized law firm with expertise in intellectual property and technology litigation, licensing, and legislative and regulatory advocacy.
We represent high technology companies in the consumer electronics, software, internet, webcasting, retail, and reprographics industries in a variety of matters involving copyright, trademark, trade secret, and patent law. We regularly practice before federal district courts and courts of appeals, as well as arbitrations, administrative agencies and tribunals.
Our Industry Expertise
Our attorneys have represented clients for more than 25 years on a wide array of intellectual property issues arising from the introduction of new products and media services. Our attorneys were among the first to represent innovative Internet companies delivering audio and audiovisual content to consumers and businesses. We have actively represented software developers, hardware manufacturers, remanufacturers, and retailers on issues involving audio and audiovisual content protection, direct and secondary infringement liability, consumer and commercial fair use, interoperability, the DMCA, and the DTV Transition. Through decades of experience, we understand that new and disruptive technologies require creative solutions. We have crafted effective litigation, legislation, regulation, counseling, and licensing strategies, individually and in combination, to create positive outcomes for our clients.
Recent litigation successes
Lexmark International Inc. v. Static Control Components
Constantine Cannon represented Static Control Components, a supplier of aftermarket replacement parts, in a complex case involving copyright, patent, and antitrust law. On appeal, our attorneys successfully reversed a preliminary injunction against our client, in what has become a leading case under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. At trial, we obtained summary judgment on all copyright issues, and litigated successfully against Lexmark's claims based on inducement of patent infringement.
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