Chapman Spingola protects the business interests of clients, whether competitors are infringing on intellectual property or attempting to prevent them from conducting business. Known for success in the full scope of intellectual property litigation (patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, software, technology and related matters), firm clients have enjoyed settlements and judgments totaling many millions of dollars — while the clients the firm has defended  have saved hundreds of millions.

Court Admissions & Resolution Venues

IP litigators have experience in all the major courts and dispute resolution venues throughout the country, including:

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Copyright Office
  • U.S. District Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Court
  • U.S. International Trade Commission


Chapman Spingola has substantial experience prosecuting IP before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office, including preparing applications, responding to office actions, and handling oppositions:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyright
  • Trade secret
  • Trade dress
  • Antitrust
  • Inventorship
  • Licenses

Additional Information

If your IP is being infringed, you need to prevent adversaries from cutting into your profits and infringing on your rights. We file infringement suits (often on an expedited basis) and use our experience to stop the infringing conduct and recover monetary damages for our clients. If you find it necessary to battle claims that your products are infringing on another party’s IP, we can defend you against infringement allegations and use our experience to invalidate the asserted IP, prove non-infringement, minimize any liabilities, and/or negotiate a favorable settlement so your business may proceed.

For additional information, please contact Peter M. Spingola or any of the practice members referenced on the team page.