Intellectual Property Disputes
Defending your IP Rights

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. This breadth of experience allows RKM to evaluate all aspects of a case and provide you with an honest and informed assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case.


Members of RKM’s litigation team have participated in resolving disputes around the globe and have appeared in federal district courts across the country including district courts in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, California, Texas, Kansas, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, and Washington. Along the way RKM has built strong relationships with law firms across the country, allowing RKM to be ready to hit the ground running no matter where we are called into action.


RKM also represents clients in civil court matters related to intellectual property in state courts. These matters often include state trademark claims, trade secret misappropriation, and the breach of IP related contracts such as nondisclosure agreements, license agreements, and assignment agreements. RKM’s attorneys are licensed to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois.


In some cases, IP disputes take place outside the typical courtroom setting. Whether you are trying to halt the importation of infringing goods by registering your IP rights with Customs or with an action before the United States International Trade Commission, or challenging the validity of a patent or trademark in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, RKM understands that the courtroom isn’t the only place to look when enforcing your IP rights.

Our Intellectual Property Disputes Attorneys

Joseph A. KromholzFounding Partner
John M. ManionFounding Partner
Dan JohnsonPartner
Patrick J. FleisPartner