For over the last two decades, Laurence Pulgram has handled civil litigation related to various aspects of intellectual property and commercial law. He focuses on the processes surrounding modern technology, which include such areas as advertising, patent, and copyright litigation, trade secrets, class action suits, and antitrust law.
Laurence Pulgram’s recent involvement with section 17200 of the California Business and Professions Code, which addresses unfair competition and advertising concerns, includes the successful defense of a digital rights management software producer against claims that its product contained spyware; disputes related to search engine advertising; and disputes over rights of privacy of internet consumers. Mr. Pulgram’s recent work in trade secrets includes obtaining protections for clients in the video game, customer relationship, and project management sectors, as well as defending others against misappropriation claims pertinent to internet sales markets, information technology automation, and web analytics.
Laurence Pulgram leads the firm’s copyright litigation practice, enforcing copyrights as well as defending clients with new technologies who face infringement or infringement-enabling claims. In the trademark arena, he is presently defending international websites against claims by luxury brand manufacturers that they have facilitated trademark infringement.
Mr. Pulgram has seen regular success in practicing commercial and technology licensing litigation. He stopped an effort, launched on antitrust grounds, to prevent a $900 million merger, resulting in the original action being withdrawn after rejection of actions to enjoin the deal. He also achieved victory for a major software company facing suits that arose from severed business partnerships with alleged damage claims in excess of $150 million.