Chris Perque is a business-minded litigator who understands any type of technology dispute in many industry sectors, including infringement of patents, trademarks or copyrights, theft of technology, source code, confidential information and trade secret misappropriation. He conducts forensic investigations to uncover employee theft and counsels corporate counsel and business executives on prevention.
In addition, he handles non-litigation work that supports a company’s IT and IP strategies, such as licensing, joint development and other technology agreements. His work and clients are national, representing them in federal courts across the U.S.
Chris frequently represents companies in competitor v. competitor litigation, either as a plaintiff or defendant, and also defends clients against non-practicing entities. Chris has prosecuted cases involving:
- Computer-related components
- Software for speech recognition engines, flight simulators and financial analyses
- Hardware and software for communications network hubs, including routers and switches
- Chemical components relating to polymers, metallocene catalysts and related processes
- Mechanical devices and processes relating to environmental cleanup, oilfield tools, oil rigs, oil and gas processing, and other systems
- Patent infringement
- Trademark infringement
- Trade dress infringement
- Trade disparagement
- Internet-specific claims involving cybersquatting and metatags
Clients appreciate Chris’s up-front investment in them – he leads discussions and asks questions that help everyone understand the specific problems that must be addressed to achieve the client’s desired outcome. He designs a litigation strategy that is tailored to achieve that outcome in the least amount of time and cost – and plans his approach to cover what’s necessary to achieve a client’s goals. In working with Chris, clients see and are engaged in transparent, cost-effective and outcome-driven processes. He coordinates the strategic action items with his clients’ processes and demands by understanding their internal dockets and respecting their budgets.