April 25, 2022
Attorney Maxwell Goss helps businesses and professionals navigate the stormy waters of high-stakes litigation. Max also provides strategic advice on IP, technology, and business law matters.
Sometimes conflict cannot be avoided. A partner or shareholder abuses power. A key employee breaks trust. A vendor fails to deliver. A competitor engages in sabotage. In an ideal world, all conflicts could be resolved quickly and amicably, without the intervention of lawyers. But sometimes things escalate and parties must turn to the courts to resolve their differences. Maxwell Goss has represented clients in Michigan and around the country in matters ranging from straightforward contract disputes to complex, bet-the-company litigation. His experience includes business breakups, breach of contract, interference with contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business defamation, fraud, real estate, and construction disputes, among others.
Most businesses have intellectual property. It might be a distinctive logo, a body of software code, a novel engineering solution, or a proprietary product formula, to name just a few examples. When IP assets are threatened, legal action may become necessary. Intellectual property litigation requires strategic thinking and a command of the law, technology, and competitive environment. Frequently it demands swift, forceful action. Maxwell Goss has assisted clients in Michigan and around the country with IP litigation and enforcement in areas including patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, counterfeiting, false advertising, right of publicity, and licensing disputes.
Nearly every business has trade secrets that add value and make it more competitive. When a wayward employee, vendor, consultant, or hacker steals trade secrets, the result can be devastating. Trade secrets generally come in two varieties: Business information (such as customer information, market research, or financial data) and technical information (such as product formulas, software, or engineering drawings). With a rare combination of experience in both post-employment disputes and technical IP litigation, Maxwell Goss is equipped to handle any trade secret dispute or issue that may arise.
Fair competition is the cornerstone of our economy. Noncompete agreements are recognized tools for helping companies keep their competitive edge. On the other hand, noncompete agreements are frequently overbroad and oppressive. Because courts scrutinize noncompetes more closely than other types of agreement, it is important to choose an attorney versed in the nuances of noncompete law. With experience representing both companies and employees, Maxwell Goss drafts, reviews, and negotiates noncompete agreements and helps businesses and professionals resolve their noncompete disputes.
With the emergence of the Internet and new technologies, established legal fields—including intellectual property, contract, privacy, and First Amendment law—are quickly evolving to adapt to new realities. Creative solutions are often needed. Maxwell Goss advises businesses and individuals in technology law areas including e-commerce, Internet defamation, social media law, domain name disputes, digital privacy, and technology licensing and agreements.
April 25, 2022
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