Experienced patent lawyers and litigators Meredith Martin “Mimi” Addy and Robert P. Hart have co-founded AddyHart P.C. as a boutique law firm focused on serving the varying needs of a range of clients, including intellectual property litigation and other corporate and civil litigation, along with providing counsel on intellectual property law, entertainment law, and corporate law.
AddyHart represents clients ranging from innovative entrepreneurial companies to Fortune 1000 companies. The firm’s mission to help clients protect their innovations, build corporate value, and win in litigation. AddyHart’s attorneys are deeply versed in business, technology, and the sciences as well as in intellectual property law. They have proven records of success in cases before the US district courts, at the US Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, in the US Court of Federal Claims, and in appeals before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
“Innovators at companies of every size face an uphill battle in navigating the current legal environment, and having the backing of an experienced and accomplished legal team to strategically protect their intellectual property is paramount,” said firm co-founder and IP practice chair Meredith Addy, who has led more than 60 cases in US district courts and more than 40 appeals to the Federal Circuit. “AddyHart provides that support.”
The firm’s corporate practice helps clients address routine and complex corporate and regulatory matters throughout the enterprise’s lifecycle. AddyHart also assists individuals and businesses in the entertainment industry in protecting their original works through copyright, in protecting and asserting their rights of publicity and rights of personality, and in managing matters related to registration, permissions, licenses, fair use, and infringement.
“Our attorneys always take a business-first approach,” said firm co-founder and corporate law practice chair Robert Hart, formerly Vice President and Chief Patent Counsel for Harman Kardon (now Samsung). “We strive to help our clients safeguard the corporate bottom line and fully realize enterprise value by strategically avoiding and managing risk. Where necessary, we fight hard in court for our clients’ best interests.”