Intellectual Property Litigation


Morningstar Law Group is recognized across North Carolina, as well as nationally, as a leading civil trial law firm in Intellectual Property (IP) litigation. The firm’s lawyers have counseled clients and successfully handled many high-profile and cutting-edge intellectual property cases, involving issues such as:

  • Software Copyright Infringement
  • Licensing Disputes
  • Furniture Design
  • Musical Recordings
  • Book Publishing
  • Films and Photography
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Architectural Plans
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Patent Infringement

Our Raleigh-based practice includes the enforcement of intellectual property rights; counseling to provide practical solutions for protection of such intellectual property; and defense against accusations of copyright, trademark, and other IP infringement. In recent years, the firm’s lawyers have been asked to handle multiple matters involving cutting-edge issues relating to software and computer technology both in North Carolina and elsewhere in the United States.

Sound business judgment and a practical, problem-solving approach are some of our greatest assets in IP cases. While we thrive on litigation and winning cases, we also counsel our clients on the potential downsides of lengthy court battles. If a particular problem may be solved more effectively without resorting to litigation, our IP lawyers are committed to working with our clients to implement creative legal solutions that will accomplish our clients’ goals in the most efficient manner possible.

The firm’s business model and practice philosophy give clients more direct contact with the partners who are handling their cases from start to finish. Our goal in every engagement is to apply premium legal talent to the case at prices that enable companies and individuals to conduct sophisticated IP litigation and protect their interests in an efficient and cost-effective manner, regardless of the size of the case or opponent.