Davidson Law Group

Effective Advocacy In Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Cases

The Davidson Law Group is a boutique law firm that litigates patent, trademark, and copyright cases and related trade secret and business matters. The firm was founded by Ben M. Davidson, an attorney with over 20 years of experience in litigating and trying cases involving intellectual property rights, and a former partner of one of the top IP firms in the world.   Mr. Davidson’s clients in copyright cases have included leading entertainment companies based in Los Angeles, artists including Sir Sean Connery and Andrew Leicester, and clothing designers based in Europe.   In trademark and trade dress litigation, the firm’s clients have included Carve Designs, MEGA Brands, and Spin Master.  In patent litigation, Mr. Davidson has represented automotive companies including Caterpillar Inc., Mercedes Benz USA, and Isuzu; consumer goods manufacturers including Procter & Gamble and CPT, and medical device manufacturers including NycoMed, GenSci Regeneration, and Oasis Medical.

The firm represents clients before the United States Copyright Office in all U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) proceedings, including patent prosecution and Patent Trial and Appeal Board inter partes reviews (IPRs).  Mr. Davidson is an electrical engineer, served as an examiner at the PTO before graduating from law school, and is registered to practice before the PTO.  He tries cases in both state and federal courts in California.

Given his familiarity with the courts in Southern California, Mr. Davidson is frequently hired as local and co-counsel by other national law firms.

Headlines

Weekly Appellate Report Podcast interviews Ben Davidson to explain fallout from Supreme Court’s decision limiting venue for patent infringement lawsuits. More…

Ben Davidson explains Supreme Court TC Heartland decision limiting venue for filing patent infringement suits. More…

Ben Davidson interviewed by the Daily Journal Appellate Roundup to unpack Supreme Court decision eliminating laches defense in patent infringement cases.  More….

Davidson Law Group, ALC, obtains nearly $300,000 attorney fee and sanctions award on behalf of Melli Yellow Pages in groundless trademark infringement suit brought by Plaintiff Ketab Corp. More…

Davidson Law Group wins at trial for Melli Yellow Pages

On May 4, 2016, Davidson Law Group prevailed at trial on all claims asserted against Melli Yellow Pages by Ketab Corp., which had asserted claims of trademark infringement, unfair competition, and counterfeiting.  Melli Yellow Pages succeeded in showing that Ketab’s alleged trademarks were generic and not protectable, and that there was no likelihood of confusion. More…

Crakmedia Wins Appeal In Patent Fight Against Essociate More…

Wall Street Journal
Ben Davidson interviewed by Wall Street Journal Law Reporter Ashby Jones in article regarding calls to abolish the Federal Circuit’s exclusive jurisdiction over patent disputes.  More…

Law360

Federal Circuit Affirms Axing of Web Referral Patent Under Alice.  More…

Los Angeles Daily Journal

“Decision will hurt patent defendants,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 27, 2017) More…

“The Death Of Internet Patents,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 20, 2014) More…

“The Supreme Court Strikes Down Abstract Software Patents,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 19, 2014) More…

Ben Davidson explains importance of two Supreme Court cases on induced infringement and vague patents.  Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 2, 2014).  More…

Ben Davidson interviewed on why companies are increasingly challenging patents through inter partes reviews at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”).  Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 17, 2013)

Davidson Law Group, together with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, obtains $8.6 million jury verdict on behalf of Spin Master Ltd.  (Spin Master et al. v. Zobmondo Entertainment et al.). More…

Inter Partes and Covered Business Method Patent Reviews: A Summary Of Representative Orders, Decisions, and Notices in PTAB Trials, by Rick Neifeld of Neifeld IP Law and Ben Davidson of the Davidson Law Group. More…

Ben Davidson quoted by American Lawyer on trademark claim against CNN’s “Above The Law” blog.  More…

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