Intellectual Property Law

IPLWe work with clients to examine and evaluate their new invention, idea or process from initial disclosure to process development and implementation of intellectual property strategy.

We also provide patentability, clearance, freedom-to-operate, due diligence, validity and infringement opinions.

The client’s intellectual property rights are also protected by drafting or responding to communications related to infringement of intellectual property rights.

We also assist in negotiating and drafting license, partner and joint research agreements.

Our intellectual property work has included:

  • client counseling
  • patent, copyright and trademark procurement
  • technology transfer and licensing in mergers and acquisitions
  • infringement analysis
  • validity and freedom-to-operate opinion counseling
  • patent litigation
  • pursuing administrative appeals for patents and trademarks.

We help new and existing businesses protected their branding using trademarks. Our practice includes every aspect of trademark law including prosecution, oppositions, clearance, licensing, distribution agreements, and due diligence.

We work with businesses on trademark litigation before both federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), enforcing trademark rights against infringers and counterfeiters, and working on transactional issues from trademark licenses to assignments.

We work with clients to secure federal registration of copyrighted works when necessary.

A company’s trade secrets are often its most valued assets. We help clients protect proprietary information and trade secrets against theft or unfair competition, including nondisclosure, noncompetition, anti-solicitation and anti-piracy issues. Trade secret protection is often used in conjunction with patent, trademark and copyright protection to ensure that trade secrets are not lost.

We are experienced in drafting technology licenses that transfer patent, copyright and trademark rights to a second party on an exclusive or non-exclusive basis. We advise clients on transactions encompassing patent and technology licensing, research and development, collaboration, confidentiality, and strategic alliances, as well as acquisitions and sales of intellectual property assets.

Litigation frequently arises in the course of protecting against the infringement or misappropriation of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, and in matters of licensing and unfair competition.We are experienced intellectual property litigators that will defend client rights zealously when challenged or misappropriated.

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