Case Studies


Protecting Portfolios across the Globe

Sheridan Ross manages the U.S. and international patent portfolios for a global supplier of innovative and sustainable packaging for metal beverages and food containers. Recently,  the company acquired a European competitor and Sheridan Ross was retained and continues to serve as counsel related to the expanded global portfolio, including providing due diligence as it relates to patent and trademark counsel.

Our patent prosecution filings include utility and design patent applications related to manufacturing processes, tools, container designs, and compositions for novel alloys. The firm’s representation also includes drafting freedom to practice opinions, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and providing legal advice to the company’s engineering and legal managers regarding patent filing strategy, trade secrets, and risk assessment. Additionally, the firm’s attorneys oversee and correspond with foreign counsel in more than a dozen countries providing strategic advice concerning ongoing and potential litigation matters.

In the trademark realm, our attorneys protects hundreds of marks and domain-related matters throughout the world. Over the multi-decade representation of this client, our work has included continually protecting trademarks and trade dress matters in dozens of countries and multiple jurisdictions. In recent years, our work has included proactive policing of the company’s trademark-related assets as they appear online.