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Antitrust litigation, business disparagement claims, patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets - intellectual property infringement and unfair business practice disputes are often high profile lawsuits that capture the attention of the media and can cost millions of dollars to litigate and resolve. 

Given the sums at issue, it is little wonder that policyholders look to their insurance policies to fund litigation costs and resolution of those disputes. But intellectual property infringement and unfair business practice disputes may not fall within the intended scope of a general liability policy’s coverage and may be a risk for which a different specialty product has been developed.  Policy provisions may limit or preclude coverage for these exposures.

Intellectual property infringement and unfair business practice disputes present novel insurance coverage issues that can be misunderstood or overlooked by those less familiar with these claims. In contrast, our attorneys are familiar with these complex coverage issues and have been litigating these issues across the country for over a decade. Recognized as leaders in this area, our attorneys help clients assess their coverage obligations and formulate cost-effective plans for investigating, handling and resolving intellectual property infringement claims.

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Intellectual Property Infringement