About Us Black Chang & Hamill LLP is a boutique litigation firm. We specialize in providing sophisticated intellectual property advice to clients of all sizes. Our clients include multi-national high-tech companies, start-up companies, and patent holders. Our primary objective is to help our clients secure and protect the full value of their intellectual property assets, including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, by providing the highest quality legal services in an efficient and cost-effective manner. In addition to litigation, we also help clients build and monetize their patent portfolio, and provide advice on the most appropriate way to deal with the threat of impending litigation. We always strive to find the most practical solution to protecting the client’s legal and business interests without sacrificing quality. Our clients rely on us for the following: Legal Expertise Our attorneys have practiced patent litigation at the most prestigious law firms in the country. We have litigated in the federal courts across the country and the International Trade Commission, both for and against some of the largest corporations in the world, and have emerged with significant victories. We are able to leverage our experience in high-stakes litigation to anticipate our clients’ IP needs and craft solutions that are based on a sound understanding of the technological landscape and the clients’ business objectives. When involved in litigation, our philosophy is to keep an eye on the objective and avoid the inefficiencies of scorched-earth tactics. We do not waste time or the client’s valuable resources on peripheral issues. Instead we seek quick resolution by conducting all stages of the litigation, including discovery, in an efficient manner and consistent with our client’s strategy. Technical Expertise In today’s competitive marketplace, it is imperative to have skilled counsel experienced and knowledgeable in the technology underlying the clients’ innovations. All of our attorneys have technical degrees and most possess extensive experience working as engineers and developers in the high-tech industry. We have also litigated patents in a myriad of technology spaces including computer hardware and software, computer security, electronic devices, networking protocols, wireless communication, semiconductors, telecommunications, biotechnology, biomedical devices, and internet technology. Our broad technical expertise strategically poises our attorneys to provide superior counseling in a broad range of technical fields while sparing our clients from incurring significant learning curve costs. Value We view our clients as business partners and understand what they need from outside counsel. We create solutions driven by what is right for the clients’ businesses, not simply the prospect of attaining victory at trial. Accordingly, we measure our own accomplishments in relation to our clients’ successes and the value we add to the clients’ businesses. Efficiency As a boutique firm, we are not pressured by the various structural inefficiencies and overhead costs of a large law firm. We are skilled at achieving our clients’ goals and resolving their problems while keeping overhead down and legal fees significantly under control. Our clients can always expect that their legal expenses will be reasonable and uniquely tailored to meet the demands of their particular situation. Flexible Fee Arrangements We work closely with our clients in architecting flexible fee structures that are most suitable for the clients’ business model. Depending on the case, we can structure a contingent, flat-fee, hourly or mixed fee arrangement.