About Berger & Hipskind LLP
Specializing in intellectual property law and class actions, Berger & Hipskind has extensive experience in the litigation of intellectual property cases, including patent and copyright infringement, right of publicity claims, unfair competition and related business torts. While best known for its litigation experience and courtroom success, the firm also offers a full range of intellectual property-related services, including counseling on intellectual property management and strategies, the procurement of domestic and international patents, trademarks and copyright registrations, and the licensing of technology and other intellectual properties.
The firm’s client base is broad, and includes small privately-held companies and individual inventors located throughout the United States and abroad. Their businesses cover the gamut of technical and scientific disciplines.
Consistent with our philosophy, we work with each of our clients as a team to achieve their business objectives for each matter, including monetary damages, injunctions, licensing campaigns, lawsuit avoidance, and procurement and management of intellectual property rights.
Alternative Fee Arrangements
According to economic surveys conducted among intellectual property attorneys, it costs between $1.5 million and $3 million to take a typical patent infringement suit through trial. If more than $100 million is at stake, the costs soar to as much as $15 million. Add another $150,000 to $300,000 through appeal, and the cost of patent enforcement is well beyond the means of nearly all individual inventors and most small to mid-size companies. Even for a Fortune 500 company, the expenses of enforcing its patent rights against its competitors can, at times, be a substantial financial burden.
Our firm has been at the forefront of the use of alternative fee arrangements in intellectual property matters by representing some of our clients on a full or partial contingent fee basis. We believe that these arrangements help keep meritorious claims from being excluded from the legal process, and keep the judicial process open to every deserving owner of intellectual property rights.
Clients we have represented in litigation and licensing campaigns on a contingent fee basis include inventors, small businesses, and non-profits.
Our clients come to us because we create value for them while delivering results.