SGB is a one-stop-shop of practical, efficient legal strategies for those who seek to strengthen their creative and technological assets.

Our footprint of success covers a broad spectrum of technologies, industries, and legal services including worldwide intellectual property protection and licensing; European IP acquisition and administrative proceedings; US federal, state and administrative trials and appeals; media law and worldwide media production incentives.


+ Intellectual Property Litigation

  • Intellectual Property Litigation in Numerous Federal District Courts across US

  • Appeals before the United States Courts of Appeals, including Federal Circuit (CAFC)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediations and Arbitrations

  • Domain Name Disputes

  • Trade Secret Litigation and Appeals in State and Federal Court

+ Administrative Trials & Proceedings

  • Section 337 Proceedings before the United States International Trade Commission (ITC)
  • Administrative Proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Administrative Trials and Appeals before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)
  • Administrative Trials and Appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)
  • European Patent Office Oppositions
  • German Patent Office Oppositions

+ European Patent Practice

  • Dual Licensed European and US Patent Attorney
  • Patent Acquisition Directly before European Patent Office
  • Patent and Trademark Acquisition Directly before German Patent and Trademark Office
  • Validate European Patents and PCT Applications Directly in Europe
  • European Patent Portfolio Counseling and Management
  • European Licenses and Monetization
  • European Patent Portfolio Due Diligence
  • European Patent Office Oppositions
  • German Patent and Trademark Office Oppositions

+ Patent Prosecution

  • Prosecution
  • Reexaminations
  • Reissue Proceedings
  • Appeals to the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Patent Prosecution and Validation Directly before European and German Patent Offices
  • Utility and Design Patents

+ IP Counseling and Asset Management

  • Intellectual Property Due Diligence, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property Opinions and Counseling
  • Patent Mining and Mapping
  • Intellectual Property Portfolio Management
  • Asset and Portfolio Audits

+ Licensing and Technology Transactions

  • Licenses and Monetization
  • Cooperative and Joint Agreements
  • Transfer Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements

+ Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets

  • Trademark and Copyright Registration
  • Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secret Counseling
  • Trademark Litigation and Appeals in US State and Federal Courts
  • Administrative Trials and Appeals before Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Trademark Prosecution Directly before German Patent and Trademark Office
  • False Advertising
  • Counterfeiting/Gray Market Goods
  • Trade Secret Litigation and Appeals in State or Federal Courts
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements

+ Domain Name Disputes

  • Domain Name Litigation
  • ICANN Uniform Dispute Resolution

+ Entertainment and Media Law

  • Music, Film and Media Licenses and Agreements
  • Production Agreements
  • State and International Production Tax Incentives
  • Monetization of Tax Incentives