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We're a Business Law Firm specializing in Intellectual property.

Big ideas can start anywhere. But to go anywhere, they need shrewd guidance and sound protection. LaRiviere, Grubman PC is a full-service intellectual property law firm with the global reach, deep legal expertise, and real-world business experience necessary to help you make the most of your IP portfolio.

LGP provides a full suite of services and capabilities related to IP portfolio management. We develop and execute client-tailored strategies for prosecution and maintenance of patents, trademarks and copyrights in the US and abroad. When it comes to enforcement of clients’ intellectual property rights, our seasoned litigation team draws on deep experience, technical expertise and a pragmatic approach to achieving optimal outcomes.

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Patents
  • Licensing
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition
  • Business and Intellectual Property Litigation

The Latest Articles from LGP's Legal Team

March 28, 2016

Cannabis Trademarks Article Wins INTA Award

By Christopher R. McElwain LGP associate Christopher McElwain’s paper High Stakes: Marijuana and the USPTO’s “[Lawful] Use” Registration Criterion (working draft available here) was recently selected by the International Trademark Association as the winner of the 2016 Ladas Memorial Award. This paper takes a look at the tremendous surge in trademark applications related to the U.S. cannabis industry that began in 2009 and spiked significantly in 2014 and 2015. While these applications identify a range […]
December 3, 2015

Nautilus, Inc., v. Biosig Instruments: Back to the High Court?

By Nelson T. Rivera Nautilus Inc. (“Nautilus”) has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court a second time to review a Federal Circuit ruling that a patent assigned to Biosig Instruments, Inc. (“Biosig”) is not indefinite. As reported by Matthew Siegal and Irah H. Donner in Law Journal Newsletters, the patent at issue “relates to grip activated heart rate monitors associated with exercise equipment, which are now ubiquitous on treadmills, step climbers and excercycles. The invention purportedly […]
November 16, 2015

Apple v. Samsung: The Future of Design Patents

By Nelson T. Rivera As reported in CNET, “Samsung’s hopes of scuttling a massive fine on alleged patent infringement of Apple products have been dashed . . . The US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals decided on [August 13, 2015] that it would not grant Samsung’s request for a new trial on whether nearly two dozen of the company’s mobile devices infringed on Apple’s design patents.” It therefore appears that “Samsung must either dole out […]
August 20, 2015

Akamai v. Limelight: Direct Patent Infringement by Multiple Parties

By Nelson T. Rivera On August 13, 2015, after nearly a decade of litigation, Akamai Technologies Inc. finally won its legal battle with rival content delivery network (CDN) Limelight Networks Inc. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld Limelight’s liability for infringing Akamai’s patent, essentially reinstating a $45.5 million jury verdict from 2008 (pending resolution of certain “residual issues”). The case, initially filed in 2006, has bounced between the Federal Circuit and the […]