Vegh IP Legal

Vegh IP Legal

At Vegh IP Legal, our mission is simple - to provide quality legal services responsive to your legal needs and goals. We offer bold advocacy without the "big-firm" markup in patent/trademark/copyright litigation, prosecution, and privacy matters.

Firm Overview

Vegh IP Legal serves the intellectual property needs of small to large businesses in Los Angeles, throughout California, and the nation.

Vegh IP Legal views a client engagement as not only a legal representation, but as a collaboration. Mr. Vegh has collaborated with clients across the technology and commercial spectrum, including but not limited to medical device makers, biotechnology, therapeutics, microbial sensors, food packaging, software, telecommunications, construction, industrial automotive, industrial extrusions, and consumer product industries, as well as branding for apparel and marketing media clients.

Vegh IP Legal provides its clients with sensible fee arrangements. We do our best to clearly identify task benchmarks with corresponding fee estimates. Depending on the project, fee arrangement options may include hourly, fixed fee, segmented fee cap, and/or hybrid fee arrangements that are tailored to the business objectives and legal needs of our clients. We may also be able to provide monthly retainer arrangements that provide clients the option of receiving "on call" general counsel legal services. Ultimately, Vegh IP Legal's objective is to provide fee structure options that align our interests with that of our clients.

Vegh IP Legal hopes to inspire your trust and confidence with our responsive, goal-focused, straightforward approach to legal representation. Please contact us today to schedule a complimentary initial consultation.
Main Office
Main Office
1240 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 120
Manhattan Beach  CA  90266
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  • (310) 980-7440
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Intellectual Property
At Vegh IP Legal, we enforce and defend Intellectual Property rights.
Vegh IP Legal's litigation experience and technical agility are a potent arsenal in the advocacy of IP matters. Just as important, Mr. Vegh is a skilled negotiator who excels at preventive counseling and recognizing when a client win outside the courtroom can be better than one achieved inside.

Mr. Vegh has represented entrepreneurs, small and mid-sized businesses, and large corporations in over one hundred (100) intellectual property infringement actions in federal district courts throughout the United States. Mr. Vegh has also represented clients in over eighty (80) proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB), both in opposition to new trademark registrations and seeking to cancel existing registrations. Vegh IP Legal also counsels clients on domain name issues under the UDRP guidelines of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN )

Vegh IP Legal manages all phases of an intellectual property dispute, from cease and desist letters, initial pleadings, infringement and invalidity contentions, high-volume discovery, percipient/expert depositions, expert reports, claim construction, through law and motion practice, and trial.

We really listen to our clients in order to thoroughly understand their businesses, their market, their short and long-term goals, and most importantly the tangible and intangible relief they seek from the dispute resolution process. This information provides the roadmap for Vegh IP Legal to evaluate how best to address cease and desist demands, IP licensing options, or whether to litigate. Sometimes, an early settlement is advisable and achievable. In other cases, aggressive litigation may be necessary to achieve client goals. But once the strategy is set, Vegh IP Legal will tenaciously execute.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Before becoming an IP litigator, Vegh IP Legal honed its litigation and trial skills in the trenches of cross-border complex commercial and business disputes, both in federal and California state courts.

Having received my undergraduate degree in a scientific discipline, I became interested in patent law and in particular the multi-disciplinary challenges presented by intellectual property litigation.

My litigation and technical skillset equipped me with the ability to explain complex issues and recommend strategies to clients in a clear and concise manner. I mentor my clients so they are not only informed of case developments but also fully understand and appreciate the strategy behind the counsel I give them, every step of the way.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Vegh IP Legal's unique blend of litigation savvy, strategic advocacy, and technical agility are a potent arsenal in the advocacy of IP matters. I acquired these skills from having been "lead counsel" in over one hundred patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret infringement actions venued throughout the district courts of the United States. I have managed over 80 administrative proceedings before the Trademark, Trial, and Appeals Board, several of which went to trial. I have also successfully tried commercial and administrative cases to judges and juries. I am registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office which allows me to assist clients in the prosecution of their patent and trademark applications.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Vegh IP Legal believes objectivity and candor are keys to the successful resolution of an IP case. As intellectual property litigation can be expensive and time consuming, the objectivity of the counsel a business selects to assess the merits of a case can be an important consideration. For plaintiff IP owners, Vegh IP Legal is ideally situated to represent their interests particularly when the underlying IP rights were secured by a different firm. Having been detached from the underlying prosecution, Vegh IP Legal is able to provide a fresh objective assessment of an IP owner's scope of rights. Importantly, our firm will not be required to testify during litigation about the decisions made by other prosecution counsel. This allows Vegh IP Legal to focus on your case and your best interests.

Vegh IP Legal is able to provide responsive, goal-focused, straightforward counsel not in spite of but because of its smaller size and unique business model. Our fee structure options and billing practices are aligned with the needs and interests of our clients.

Vegh IP Legal helps clients make informed decisions that are right for their business. I evaluate the merits of a dispute and objectively present litigation risks and rewards. I develop and execute efficient and cost-effective strategies tailored to client objectives. I provide budget projections based on specific task benchmarks. I mentor and prepare client representatives for depositions, mediation, and/or trial while seeking to minimize intrusion on business and personal lives.

We are committed to helping our clients navigate the sometimes uncertain and complex waters of intellectual property litigation to reach their destination. Please contact us today to schedule a complimentary initial consultation.

Stephen Vegh

For over 20 years, Stephen has been a trusted advisor to individuals, start-ups, small and mid-sized businesses, and Fortune 500 companies looking for a blend of litigation expertise and technical agility in complex intellectual property and business matters. For the last 12 years, Stephen was with a south Orange County IP law firm where he served as "lead counsel" in over one hundred patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret infringement actions throughout the federal district courts of California, Florida, Colorado, Arizona, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oklahoma, New York, E.D. Texas, and Connecticut, amongst others.

He attended the University of California at Los Angeles, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1990. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1994, where he achieved the Best Brief Award in the Jessup International Moot Court Competition.

He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is admitted to the California and Colorado State bars as well as the Central District of California, the Southern District of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, and the Federal Circuit.

Stephen is an avid soccer fan and has enjoyed coaching his daughter's youth soccer teams for five years. Stephen still makes an effort to kick the ball around as much as he can, and he also enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and backpacking.
Education
  • University of California at Los Angeles
    Bachelor of Science in Biology , 1990
  • University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1994

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