Intellectual property can form some of the most valuable assets of a business. Whether someone is infringing your IP rights, or accusing you of infringing theirs, RKM will work with you in resolving IP disputes with a focus on your goals. With RKM you get honest advice backing up realistic expectations.


RKM’s litigation team is skilled at developing business-oriented resolutions to legal disputes. But, when it’s not possible to resolve a dispute outside of court, RKM will guide you through every stage of litigation, from inception to the highest levels of appeal. 

Defending your IP Rights

Litigation Avoidance and Settlement

RKM understands that litigation is expensive and disruptive to your business. A lawsuit will distract you and your employees from running your business. Even the threat of a lawsuit may hinder potential business opportunities. RKM works with its clients to find alternatives to litigation—creating leverage to settle lawsuits and avoid them altogether.


Design around

Litigation and Trial Support

It is important to have the right team assembled to succeed in litigation. Today’s global marketplace means that people are conducting business across the country and, as a result, being sued in jurisdictions that may be far from home. Perhaps you and your attorney are located out of state and are looking for an advisor to give you a local perspective and help you with logistics on the ground. Maybe you have a trial team ready, but are looking for an IP specialist to provide guidance on the intricacies of IP law. Whatever you need to complete your team, RKM is ready to help.


Local Counsel

RKM’s litigation team is experienced at litigating cases in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the Western District of Wisconsin and the Northern District of Illinois. Because RKM litigates throughout the country, we understand that the role of local counsel is different in every case. We also understand the importance of having someone local in your corner. RKM’s litigation team stands ready to assist as local counsel in whatever capacity you need—technical, legal, or logistical.

Full Service Litigation

Sometimes litigation can’t be avoided. For those times when your efforts to avoid or settle disputes are not fruitful, RKM’s litigation team offers a full slate of litigation services in support of our intellectual property portfolio development and counseling services. RKM’s litigation team has managed cases running the gamut of IP including patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition and trade secrets. RKM has experience in both asserting client’s IP rights against others and defending clients against infringement claims.