Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Bruce Little is a veteran trial advocate and intellectual property litigator who deploys his analytical, tactical and advocacy skills to resolve disputes in a way that seeks to protect – or enhance – his client’s bottom line.
Bruce’s litigation experience extends to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He has served as lead counsel in cases involving copyright, trademark and patent infringement and ownership, false advertising, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, and the enforcement and interpretation of related license agreements, covenants not to compete, and non-disclosure agreements.
Bruce also contributes due diligence reviews of U.S. and foreign IP assets during the acquisition and sale of companies, as well as for transactional work involving the licensing and financing of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and know-how. He also advises on employment and independent contractor agreements related to the ownership or acquisition of IP.
Bruce provides clients a seemingly natural ability to take the many ideas and events that make up a dispute – and are unfamiliar to a judge or jury – and present his client’s story in an understandable, compelling way. Bruce truly thrives under the pressure and discipline that trial requires and is able to establish trust and rapport with a variety of audiences.
Bruce’s clients range from emerging and fast-growth companies to major corporations and governmental entities faced with potential damages into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Bruce approaches client representation from the paradigm of what is best for the client. Whether on attack or defense or behind the scenes in discreet, productive negotiation, Bruce does not lose sight of what his client considers a win.
Before he began his legal career, Bruce was a journalist for newspapers in Illinois and Alaska.