VRP Law Group, P.C.

A Boutique Business, Employment and Intellectual Property Law Firm

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation (Chicago Commercial Litigation Attorney and Illinois Commercial Litigation Lawyer)

Our Commercial Litigation Practice is an active and robust practice that helps us make sure that our clients’ business, employment and intellectual property rights are protected.  We are adept at litigation and trial practice in International, State, and Federal Courts, including appeals to the Seventh Circuit, Federal Circuit Court of Claims, Illinois District Court of Appeals, and Illinois and U.S. Supreme Courts.  We also have experience with counterfeiting work in China and trademark prosecution in Brazil, India, and China. We litigate and prosecute with government agencies such as the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB), the International Trade Commission (“ITC”), World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”), U.S. Copyright Office, foreign Trademark Offices, foreign Copyright Offices, and foreign IP Offices. We also litigate with the Illinois Department of Labor (“IDOL”), the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), US Department of Labor (“DOL”), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), and the Illinois Human Rights Commission (“IHRC”), and a variety of other forums.

We have conducted bench and jury trials and consult on a variety of high end complex and intellectual property litigation and prosecution matters.  Based on our active litigation and prosecution dockets, we are current on Federal and State Rules of Civil Practice, Federal and State Court Rules of Evidence, and Federal and State jury instructions.  We assisted in developing the standard jury instructions for patent cases in the Northern District of Illinois.  Our understanding of discovery (including electronic discovery), motion, and trial practice enables us to make sure that our clients’ business and personal goals are achieved. We are adept at developing a comprehensive litigation strategy that provides creative and novel solutions to complex litigation matters. We have represented clients in Delaware District Court, California State Courts, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and have local counsel relationships with a variety of lawyers across the Country.

Intellectual Property Litigation (Chicago Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney, Illinois IP Litigation Attorney)

We regularly litigate Intellectual Property Matters, such as, patent infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, counterfeiting matters, trade and customs matters, declaratory judgment matters, preliminary and permanent injunctions, cyber law claims, misappropriation of likeness, false light, invasion of privacy, Anti-cybersquatting, Uniform Dispute Resolution Process (UDRP) claims, antitrust matters, and a variety of other Intellectual Property related matters.  We also litigate disputes in India, China, Canada, and Brazil through the use of foreign counsel.

Business Litigation (Chicago Business Litigation Attorney, Illinois Business Litigation Lawyer)

We routinely litigate Business Matters such as breach of asset purchase agreements, breach of stock purchase agreements, breach of shareholders and membership agreements, breach of partnership agreements, breach of licensing agreements, breach of joint venture agreements, breach of technology and master services agreements, breach of partnership agreements, breach of commercial lending agreements, breach of distribution agreements, breach of royalty sharing and profit sharing agreements, breach of capital call agreements, breach of fiduciary duties,  minority shareholder oppression agreements, business dissolution matters, fraud, intentional and negligent interference with business relationships, intentional interference with business expectancy,  conversion, trespass to chattels, breach of leasing agreements, derivative claims on behalf of businesses, breach of non-competition agreements, and a variety of business related matters.

Employment Litigation (Chicago Employment Litigation Attorney, Illinois Employment Litigation Lawyer)

We also regularly litigate Employment Matters, such as, breach of executive compensation agreements, breach of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPS), breach of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, breach of work for hire agreements, breach of commissions agreements, Illinois Wage and Compensation Act claims, Fair Labor and Standard Acts violations, Family and Medical Leave Act violations, Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, section 1981 and 1983 or civil rights matters, gender, racial, and sexual harassment, national origin, race, gender, and sexual orientation based discrimination, retaliation for engaging in a protected activity, Whistleblower’s Protection Act claims, Equal Pay Act violations, negligent hiring and retention, Illinois Human Rights Act violations, Public Works Act violations, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault, battery, invasion of privacy, defamation, libel, slander, Worker Adjustment Retraining Act (WARN) violations, and a variety of employment related matters.

Motion Practice, Trial and Appeals  with a Purpose (Chicago Trial Attorney, Illinois Trial Lawyer, Chicago Trial Counsel)

We routinely file Motions to Dismiss and Motions for Summary Judgments to defeat frivolous claims.  We vigorously litigate meritorious claims to trial and appeals to ensure that our clients Business, Employment and Intellectual Property law claims are adequately protected.  Whether you are seeking to keep a competitor off the market, bring a generic onto the market, capture royalties, obtain the compensation you deserve, prevent your supervisor from harassing or discriminating against you, defend a design around strategy, enforce a capital call requirement, protect against a wrongful termination, or protect your brand, mark, reputation or privacy, we are probably the right law firm for you.

Litigation on a Budget

We create appellate, litigation, settlement, and trial strategies that fit our clients’ budget.  We often use arbitration and mediation to resolve matters that do not justify the additional litigation expense.  Our Litigation Practice allows us to anticipate legal risks and implement risk management clauses and practices that other firms do not consider.  If you have a tough Business, Employment or Intellectual Property matter that needs to be litigated, then we may be the right firm for you.  Please review our list of Representative Cases and Matters and Recommendations from Clients and Colleagues to learn about our expertise in handling five to eight figure litigation matters for our clients.