Overview

Ash is a registered patent attorney and a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property practice group. He focuses his practice on patent, trademark, unfair competition, false advertising and copyright litigation. He also regularly counsels clients on the procurement of domestic and foreign patents, domestic and foreign trademark registrations, and domestic copyright registrations.

In addition, Ash's practice includes the preparation and issuance of opinions of counsel, the management of global patent and trademark portfolios, the assessment and evaluation of intellectual property portfolios for acquisition or sale, and the negotiation and preparation of intellectual property agreements, including acquisition, licensing and strategic alliance agreements.

Experience
Intellectual Property Litigation & Counseling
  • Patent Litigation
  • Trademark Litigation
  • TTAB Oppositions and Cancellations
  • Trade Dress Litigation
  • Unfair Competition Litigation
  • False Advertising Litigation
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Domain Name Disputes
  • Infringement Notices and Demand Letters
Intellectual Property Opinions & Dispute Avoidance
  • Patent Non-Infringement and Invalidity Opinion
  • Freedom to Operate Analyses
  • Competitive Landscape Analyses
  • Patent Searches and Patentability Opinions
  • Trademark Searches and Registrability Opinions
Intellectual Property Prosecution & Counseling
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Copyright Registration
  • Patent Portfolio Management & Strategic Counseling
  • Trademark Portfolio Management & Strategic Counseling
Intellectual Property Transactions & Counseling
  • Intellectual Property Licenses
  • Intellectual Property Assignments
  • Intellectual Property Due Diligence in Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property Strategic Alliance Agreements
Representative Matters
  • Defended manufacturer of digital imaging equipment in patent infringement litigation and obtained consent judgment of patent non-infringement.
  • Represented consumer healthcare company in trademark, unfair competition, and false advertising litigation, and obtained favorable settlement and consent injunction.
  • Represented digital publishing company in patent infringement litigation and obtained favorable settlement.
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in trademark, unfair competition, and false advertising litigation, and obtained favorable settlement and consent injunction.
  • Defended tool and hardware supplier for major national retailer in patent infringement litigation, and obtained judgments of patent non-infringement, patent invalidity and patent unenforceability.
  • Represented home improvement company in trademark, unfair competition and false advertising litigation, and obtained favorable settlement and consent injunction.
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in patent infringement litigation and obtained favorable settlement and consent injunction.
  • Defended nutraceutical company in patent infringement litigation and obtained favorable settlement.
  • Defended home goods manufacturer and supplier in copyright infringement litigation and obtained favorable settlement.
  • Defended science laboratory equipment manufacturer and supplier in patent infringement litigation and obtained favorable settlement.
  • Defended medical forms printer and supplier in patent infringement litigation and obtained favorable settlement.
  • Represented tool and hardware manufacturer in copyright infringement litigation and obtained favorable settlement.
  • Represented fitness center franchisor in trademark, unfair competition, and false advertising litigation, and obtained favorable settlement and consent injunction.
PublicationsDistinctions
  • Recognized by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars, 2013 to 2018 (Patent Star, Trademark Star)
  • BTI Client Service All-Star, 2015
  • Recognized by Georgia Trend's Legal Elite, 2012
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • Georgia Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
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