Dunnegan & Scileppi LLC
litigates intellectual property and commercial
disputes. The core of our practice involves
representing intellectual property owners in
litigation programs to enforce their rights.
- We represent a group of educational publishers in a program to enforce their copyrights and trademarks in their educational textbooks against the sale of pirated instructors’ solutions manuals.
- We represent a media company in protecting its rights in its iconic photograph of the flag-raising at the World Trade Center site on September 11, 2001.
- We represent a group of publishers of scientific, technical and medical journals in actions to enforce their copyrights against businesses, including patent law firms, making unauthorized copies.
- We represent the owner of the FOR DUMMIES® brand of general interest books in enforcing its copyrights and trademarks against infringers using BitTorrent software.
We offer representation comparable in quality
to major New York City firms at a lower
cost. Our attorneys have represented
clients that have prevailed in trials and/or
appeals against adversaries represented by large
firms, including Weil, Gotshal & Manges,
Fish & Neave (now Ropes & Gray),
Greenberg Traurig and Jenner & Block.
We represent our clients at lower hourly rates
and without unnecessary support services that
those firms may tie to their partners. Our goal
is, and always will be, to deliver more value to
our clients than they can find elsewhere.
We currently represent the following institutions in IP litigation:
- American Institute of Physics
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- North Jersey Media Group Inc.
- Pearson Education, Inc.
- The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
We have an active appellate practice. In the last 5 years, we have argued 9 appeals in four different circuits. On October 12, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States granted our petition for a writ of certiorari in Global-Tech Appliances Inc. v. SEB S.A, 10 - 06. On May 31, 2011, the Court affirmed in an 8-1 decision, with Justice Kennedy dissenting. The Court did, however, significantly depart from the standard for secondary liability for patent infringement set forth by the Federal Circuit. Read more.
If you are facing the prospect of an IP litigation, ranging from a routine enforcement action to a case involving cutting-edge legal or technical issues, we welcome you to contact us.