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Ronald Dove
Ronald G. Dove Jr.
Of Counsel
Washington +1 202 662 5685 rdove@cov.com Download V-card

Ron Dove is co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Rights practice group, specializing in copyright and trademark litigation and advice.  Mr. Dove is also a member of the Pharmaceutical Litigation & Investigations group, where he focuses on litigation under the False Claims Act and consumer protection statutes.

For more than two decades, Mr. Dove has successfully advised and litigated cases for clients in the sports, media, pharmaceutical, and luxury goods industries. 

  • Serve as lead counsel for the Public Broadcasting Service and its member stations in litigation before the Copyright Royalty Board relating to the distribution of statutory copyright royalties.
  • Assist the National Football League in combatting the unauthorized retransmission and public performance of NFL game telecasts over the internet and on television.
  • Successful defense of major pharmaceutical companies in multiple state and federal court actions involving drug pricing, 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 brief on behalf of the Copyright Alliance, supporting copyright protections for authors, composers, journalists, filmmakers, artists, and other creative individuals and small businesses.

Pro Bono

  • 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 (2011-2016); Intellectual Property: Trademarks - Litigation and Non-Contentious (2015-2016)