Los Angeles Patent, Trademark & Copyright Attorneys
Buche & Associates, P.C.

310-593-4193

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Patent, IP, and Copyright Lawyers

Need help with a patent infringement case, securing your company’s intellectual property, or filing a copyright claim? If so, Buche & Associates P.C. can help you.

Our law firm specializes in business and civil litigation, including filing and litigating patent claims, as well as working to license, secure, or sell intellectual property. We also work with clients who have been accused of patent infringement and those who need to sue another company or individual for engaging in infringing activity involving patents, trademarks or copyrights.

If you’re looking for a Los Angeles intellectual property attorney or a lawyer experienced in business-related litigation, schedule a free consultation today.

IP Attorneys in Los Angeles

Your intellectual property is one of your company’s most important assets. It’s important to secure any IP your company has so that it can’t be used by other companies, which is especially important for brand-related IP. The last thing you need is another company swooping in to steal brand-related IP after you’ve spent a large amount of time building your company’s reputation.

When you need help securing, litigating, licensing, or selling your company’s intellectual property, Buche & Associates P.C. has an experienced lawyer ready to help. We’ve been practicing IP law for more than 20 years, and a majority of our casework involves intellectual property cases. Our Los Angeles IP attorneys handle cases for businesses of any size. We’ve worked with small companies, Fortune 500 companies, and companies of all sizes in between.

Our lawyers have also had experience working with companies in a wide range of industries, including but not limited to:

  • Automotive
  • Clothing
  • College team logos
  • Beverage distribution
  • Golf club brands
  • Footwear brands
  • Graphic artwork
  • High-end medical equipment
  • Hotel franchise licenses
  • Material handling products
  • Merchandising for popular comic characters
  • Musical works
  • Power tools
  • Photography
  • Semiconductors
  • Video games

 

In addition to helping you license and secure intellectual property, we can help you sell IP when needed — and make sure you get a fair deal. Ultimately, when it comes to intellectual property, it’s our job to make sure your company’s assets are properly protected.

If you need help licensing, securing, or selling intellectual property, contact Buche & Associates P.C. for a free consultation.

Los Angeles Patent Attorneys

If you’ve been accused of patent infringement, it’s important that you contact a Los Angeles patent attorney to assess the best way to handle the matter. You shouldn’t take allegations like these lightly because they can really damage your company’s bottom line and reputation if left unchecked.

To protect your company, it’s important to speak to a Los Angeles patent attorney as soon as you’re aware of the accusations—or on the other side, as soon as you become aware of infringements. Also, it’s important to remember that patent infringement cases are heard in federal court, so you need a lawyer who is properly licensed and qualified by way of experience. At Buche & Associates P.C., our lawyers are able to practice throughout Texas and California. Our lawyers are also collectively licensed to practice in federal district courts, appellate courts, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the corresponding Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (“TTAB”) and Patent Trial & Appeal Board (“PTAB”).

In addition to helping business owners who have been accused of patent, trademark or copyright infringement, we can help you file an infringement case against someone who is stealing your intellectual property. Our lawyers will fight aggressively to help you protect what’s rightfully yours.

If you need to inquire about a possible patent infringement, trademark infringement, or copyright infringement case, contact Buche & Associates P.C. for a free consultation.

Our Legal Professionals

John Karl Buche

With more than two decades of experience, John provides his clients with expert counsel in matters of civil, injury, business and intellectual property law.

Garett Gray

With over a decade of experience as a disability representative registered with the Social Security Office, Garett Gray specializes in working on disability claims

Scott D. Compton

Scott Compton is an intellectual property specialist in Houston. His practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, trademarks, copyrights and related business matters.

Byron Ma

Byron Ma is a partner with Buche & Associates, P.C. in the San Diego office. Byron has experience with patent prosecution matters as well as patent, trademark, and copyright litigation.

Bryce A. Johnson

Bryce Johnson is a partner of Buche & Associates, P.C. in the San Diego office, and his practice focuses on patents and intellectual property.

The Patent Infringement Litigation Process

Patent infringement cases can be complex. The complexity of these cases can make you realize quickly how important it is to hire an experienced Los Angeles patent attorney to help you argue your case.

After initial pleadings, venue challenges, protective orders, and motions to dismiss may be heard, the parties and court will start to focus on what is known as claim construction. This is the process by which the court reviews the language in the patent claims to define the possible scope of protection. When trying to determine the possible scope of claims, the court hears usually arguments from both parties, looks at the file histories of the patents in question, and may entertain experts to help them decipher portions of the claim. When the court’s assessment of the claims has been done, it will issue a Markman order, or claim construction order. In some cases, this can have a drastic bearing on whether a case continues.

However, after claim construction, if the parties do not settle, or if a summary judgment does not follow that ends the case, the litigants will often proceed into assessments of liability for patent infringement and damages. During this phase, patent litigators collect as much evidence as possible to prove or disprove the patent infringement allegations. The plaintiff will try to prove the defendant’s products or services have all the features in their patent claims. During this discovery phase, parties will take depositions, issue document requests and/or subpoenas, interview witnesses, study products, and sometimes hire specialized experts to digest the technology to show the infringement.

After we build a solid case, it’s time for our patent lawyers to argue your case in court. The court hears argument from both parties to determine whether patent infringement has occurred and if it has, whether there are damages, and whether it was intentional. However, there are certain circumstances in which the court may choose to separate the Damages and Liability phases.

In most cases, someone who’s found liable of patent infringement may be ordered to stop an infringing activity, or to pay some amount of damages, which is usually in the form of “lost profits” or a “reasonable royalty.” Before the court or jury determines the amount of damages awarded, however, both parties will normally have the opportunity to bring in economists and forensic accountants to argue what they believe is fair.

If it’s determined by the court that the accused willfully engaged in patent infringing activity, enhanced damages may also be ordered.

Contact Los Angeles Intellectual Property Attorneys

If you need help with a patent infringement case, schedule a free consultation today.

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Los Angeles (US: (listen) lawss AN-jəl-əs; Spanish: Los Ángeles [los ˈaŋxeles], lit. 'The Angels'), often referred to by its initials L.A., is the largest city in California. With a 2020 population of 3,898,747 it is the second-largest city in the United States, following New York City. Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic and cultural diversity, Hollywood film industry and sprawling metropolitan area. The City of Los Angeles lies in a basin in Southern California, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, and extends through the Santa Monica Mountains and into the San Fernando Valley, covering a total of about 469 square miles (1,210 km2). It is the seat of Los Angeles County, which is the most populous county in the United States with just over 10 million residents in 2020. Home to the Chumash and Tongva indigenous peoples, the area that became Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542. The city was founded on September 4, 1781, under Spanish governor Felipe de Neve, on the village of Yaanga. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and thus became part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood.

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    9/20/2020

    When I went to see Attorney John Buche I was desperate to get some guidance to help me with my son's case. He was so nice and very professional. I can't even tell you in this review how my son and I appreciate what he did for us. The outcome in my son's settlement agreement was amazing only because of all the help we received for John Buche and his wonderful staff.

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    4/07/2020

    When I went to see Attorney John Buche I was desperate to get some guidance to help me with my son's case. He was so nice and very professional. I can't even tell you in this review how my son and I appreciate what he did for us. The outcome in my son's settlement agreement was amazing only because of all the help we received for John Buche and his wonderful staff.

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    4/07/2020
  • These guys are great! Always helpful in answering any questions we have, and transparent about the amount of work needed on any new projects. Very well rounded group of individuals and would recommend for any project. Thanks guys!

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    3/09/2020

    Buche & Associates responded almost immediately to my inquiry about a possible new case. They provided a quick initial assessment and recommendations on how I should proceed. I could not have asked or expected anything better. Buche was extremely helpful and professional.

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    1/08/2020

    Buche & Associates responded almost immediately to my inquiry about a possible new case. They provided a quick initial assessment and recommendations on how I should proceed. I could not have asked or expected anything better. Buche was extremely helpful and professional.

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    1/07/2020

    I reached out to Buche and Associates via email for help with a music industry contract. John responded to my email the next day giving me assurance and a thumbs up on my existing contract - NC. I appreciated the rapid, honest, and professional response! I'm very happy to have found this law firm.

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    11/05/2019

    I reached out to Buche and Associates via email for help with a music industry contract. John responded to my email the next day giving me assurance and a thumbs up on my existing contract - NC. I appreciated the rapid, honest, and professional response! I'm very happy to have found this law firm.

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  • All the attorneys that did work for me at Buche and Associates were extremely knowledgeable and got the work done quickly and efficiently. I've always felt they've had my best interests and given me sound advice that has paid off. I highly recommend Buche and Associates for your legal needs.

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    10/30/2019

    All the attorneys that did work for me at Buche and Associates were extremely knowledgeable and got the work done quickly and efficiently. I've always felt they've had my best interests and given me sound advice that has paid off. I highly recommend Buche and Associates for your legal needs.

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    Highly recommend. Professional, responsive and great to work with. Backed me up 100% in the face of a ridiculous lawsuit.

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