The attorneys at Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld are skilled at helping our clients resolve intellectual property disputes of all stripes, including trade secrets, copyright, trademark, and patent.

Disputes over non-compete agreements often pit employers against each other, particularly where valuable intellectual property assets are involved. RBGG has handled litigation representing both employees’ former and new employers, and are skilled at securing and resisting TROs and permanent injunctions to protect valuable interests in either type of case. We handle trade secret claims involving software, technology, media and business trade secrets, as well as related claims based on unfair competition and common law misappropriation.

RBGG also has expertise representing both plaintiffs and defendants in disputes related to copyright, trademark, and patent rights.


  • Castro v. Calicraft Distributors, LLC: We represent the defendants, a craft beer distribution company and its owners, in an action involving copyright and trademark infringement claims, as well as a related unfair competition claim.
  • Landmark Screens v. Morgan Lewis & Bockius: RBGG secured a reversal in the Federal Circuit of two district court orders dismissing our client’s fraud claim, which arose out of its former lawyers’ failure to timely file a patent application and attempts to cover up the mistake, and capping the potential damages for that claim. See Landmark Screens LLC v. Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP, 676 F.3d 1354 (Fed. Cir. 2012).
  • Software Company v. Software Company:  We represented a small software company whose trademark was infringed by a well-known local company.  We achieved a successful pre-litigation settlement for our client.
  • Start Up v. Law Firm: RBGG secured a confidential settlement for its client, a start-up company, for claims that its patent counsel had failed to protect its intellectual property rights by missing a major filing deadline.
  • Genencor, Inc. and Genentech, Inc. v. Pfizer, Inc. and Sonoma Foods, Inc.:  The firm was co-counsel in the successful defense of Pfizer in this federal biotech patent action involving Kosher cheese.
  • IDG v. Diversified Data Corp.:  The firm was lead counsel in this successful representation of a software company in trade secrets and right-to-compete litigation.
  • Systron Donner v. Aerosafe International:  The firm was co-lead counsel in the successful representation of former employees and their new company in this state court intellectual property action alleging theft of trade secrets where inventions were patented, included appellate proceedings.
  • American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers:  RBGG has represented ASCAP, the nation’s largest music licensing association, in multiple copyright infringement matters.
  • Evergreen v. Foundation Films, Inc. v. Davis:  We succeeded at trial in the district court and on an expedited appeal before the Ninth Circuit involving the motion picture rights to Dee Brown’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.