The firmís intellectual property protection experience spans more than 24 years. The practice group covers patent and trademark prosecution in the United States and abroad, technology transfer negotiations, licensing, and trade secret protection. Among numerous patents representing millions of dollars in intellectual assets that Parad successfully prosecuted is a revolutionary, air-based, CFC-free refrigeration system that is more productive, energy-efficient, and environment-friendly than existing freon-based designs.
Parad won complex product liability cases involving highly specialized technical and scientific issues relating to the design and manufacture of various consumer products.
Serious injuries result from manufacturing or design defects, which are difficult to prove in court. Such machinery may involve electrical and hydraulic control valves; molding and die cast presses; food, steel mill, mining, conveyor, farming, construction, or packaging equipment.
In a recent product liability case, Parad prevailed on behalf of a service mechanic whose finger was amputated by a negligently designed lathe by establishing the absence of state-of the-art design of light and electromechanical shut-off switches. In that case, as in many others, Parad successfully leveraged its unsurpassed technical and legal expertise to achieve the best result for the client.
Parad attorneysí expertise, combined with their proficiency in foreign languages, contributed to an unprecedented expansion of its client base in the United States, the European Union, Russia and CIS countries. Recent and current clients include companies and individuals from Austria, Canada, Israel, Ukraine, and other countries.
The firmís practice areas include international as well as domestic industrial contracts and corporate governance. We have litigation experience in: defamation, RICO, consumer fraud, product liability, serious bodily injuries, and breach of contracts. The firmís cases have appeared before courts in many jurisdictions at the trial and the appellate stage.
In a recent high-profile case, we successfully defended purchasers of Mercedes Benz vehicles against a U.S.-based Mercedes Benz dealer in a breach of contract action (prompted by DaimlerChrysler-imposed car export restrictions) by establishing that the agreement in question was invalid and in violation of antitrust laws.
The firm represents many of its plaintiff clients on a contingency fee basis (no recovery, no fee). It also offers hourly billing options for individual and corporate clients in transactional and litigation representation.