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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Represents a range of significant multinational clients and has extensive experience in trademark and copyright registration, licensing and trade secrets work. Handles patent prosecution and infringement litigation across a wide spectrum of industry sectors, including software, retail and technology. Expertise extends to internet law and cybersecurity issues. Clients include major healthcare systems and international publicly traded companies.

Strengths

Sources say: "Davis Wright Tremaine is an excellent firm with deep experience in a variety of practice areas, including IP enforcement."

A client says: "They are top-notch. I never hesitate to use them."

Work highlights

Advised Microsoft on a lawsuit brought by the heirs of three composers, alleging infringement of musical compositions because Microsoft offered certain musical recordings on its now-defunct Groove music service.

Notable practitioners

Benjamin Byer is an experienced litigator noted for his expert representation of clients in complex disputes concerning patent and copyright infringement, trade secrets and cybersecurity.
"He also is excellent about pursuing fact investigation." "We are really pleased with how he educated us and how he delivered."

Cindy Caditz is regularly called upon to represent her clients in unfair competition and trademark infringement disputes. She is also noted for her expertise in licensing matters and other intellectual property transactions.
"She is an exceptional trademark attorney." "She is amazing; I would hire her in a minute."

George Rondeau is recognized for his expertise in patent and trademark procurement and licensing matters. He also advises his clients on infringement avoidance and litigation strategy.
"He is a very thoughtful, smart lawyer."

Stuart Dunwoody acts for his clients in a wide range of intellectual property disputes. He has experience both defending and enforcing claims concerning patent infringement, unfair competition and trademarks.
"He is a very professional, solid and thoughtful lawyer."

Warren Rheaume has over 35 years' experience handling complex intellectual property disputes. He is regularly called upon to represent clients across the aviation, retail and computer hardware sectors in patent, trade secrets and noncompetition litigation.
"He is a very thoughtful litigator."

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Intellectual Property

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Location

920 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300

Seattle

Washington

USA

98104-1610

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Intellectual Property


Benjamin Byer
Band 4
Cindy Caditz
Band 3
George Rondeau
Band 4
Stuart R Dunwoody
Band 3
Warren J Rheaume
Senior Statespeople