Larkin Hoffman's Intellectual Property Team Featured in Law360


Larkin Hoffman’s intellectual property litigation team was featured in Law360. The article Walmart Cleared Of Infringing Animal Harness Patent, For Now, features a summary of an order handed down by  U.S. District Judge Mark C. Scarsi which held that a patent infringement complaint against Walmart wasn't specific enough to support a direct infringement claim.  The article notes that Larkin Hoffman attorneys Christopher Young and John Cotter were among the attorneys who represented Walmart.  

Larkin Hoffman's intellectual property team advises clients on a full range of IP and technology-related issues, including protecting inventions, trademarks and trade secrets, buying, selling and licensing technology, developing new products, expanding an e-commerce presence, and resolving technology disputes and infringement claims.

Chris Young is an accomplished litigator and trial attorney with more than 20 years of experience in complex intellectual property and commercial litigation.  His practice focuses on sophisticated patent, trademark and trade secret disputes, general commercial litigation, and novel product liability actions.  He has defended numerous Fortune 500 companies, yet regularly represents small, privately held corporations versus corporate goliaths.  He has obtained successful results in venues ranging from rural state courts to the fast-paced Internal Trade Commission and state and federal appellate courts.  In addition to his litigation practice, Chris also advises clients on privacy and cybersecurity-related issues.

John Cotter is a seasoned trial lawyer with a focus on complex commercial matters, including antitrust and trade regulation, contracts, shareholder disputes and intellectual property matters. John has tried and arbitrated cases in federal and state courts and arbitration venues across the country, including Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, California, Texas, New York, South Carolina and Delaware. He has resolved scores of cases by securing summary judgments, favorable settlements and by winning arguments on appeal.