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Ron Dove is co-chair of the firm’s Copyright and Trademark practice group, specializing in copyright and trademark litigation and advice. Mr. Dove is also a member of the Life Sciences Litigation and Investigations group, where he focuses on civil litigation under the False Claims Act, consumer protection statutes, and state common law.

For almost three decades, Mr. Dove has successfully advised and litigated cases for clients in the media, entertainment, sports, pharmaceutical, luxury goods, and consumer goods industries.

  • Serve as lead counsel for the Public Broadcasting Service and its member stations in litigation before the Copyright Royalty Judges relating to the distribution of hundreds of millions of dollars in statutory copyright royalties.
  • Assist the National Football League in protecting its copyrighted content and combatting the unauthorized retransmission and public performance of NFL game telecasts.
  • Successful defense of major pharmaceutical companies in multiple state and federal court actions involving drug pricing, distribution, reimbursement, product recalls and alleged false claims.
  • Advise leading consumer and luxury goods makers and publishers on strategies for protecting against the unauthorized importation and sale of counterfeit, gray market and pirated goods, and then implement those strategies with U.S. Customs and before the courts.
  • Litigate trademark and copyright infringement cases in the Eastern District of Virginia, the District of Columbia and other federal courts.
  • Drafted amicus briefs on behalf of the Copyright Alliance, supporting copyright protections for authors, composers, journalists, filmmakers, artists, and other creative individuals and small businesses.

Pro Bono

  • Assist prominent civil rights leader in establishing National Park Service monument and protecting family legacy and intellectual property.
  • Helped child immigrants obtain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and domestic abuse victim obtain legal residency under the Violence Against Women Act.
  • Served as co-counsel for plaintiff family in wrongful death action resulting in jury verdict and substantial damages against 911 dispatcher and supervisors for grossly negligent response to emergency call.
  • Overturned conviction of two street musicians accused of panhandling outside local subway station.
  • Recognized in Legal 500 US for Intellectual Property - Copyright (2011-2017); Intellectual Property - Trademarks - Litigation (2015-2017); Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-Contentious) (2015-2017)