INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Our intellectual property attorneys provide a wide range of services to companies and individuals regarding the acquisition, protection, and transfer of intellectual property, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets.  Our intellectual property attorneys offer two kinds of services. 

 

First, we help clients address all commercial aspects of intellectual property. We protect our clients' intellectual property through contracts and by registering copyrights and trademarks. Although we do not prepare or prosecute patent applications, we work closely with specialists who perform this work to assure that our clients' needs are satisfied and that the ownership and transfer of the patented technology is handled in a manner that meets our clients' needs.

 

Second, our attorneys arbitrate, mediate, litigate, and resolve intellectual property disputes in federal and state courts, both at trial and on appeal.  We handle claims of copyright, patent, and trademark infringement and theft of trade secrets, including related claims of unfair competition and employee misappropriation of intellectual property.  We also use alternative dispute resolution procedures to resolve intellectual property disputes, such as mini-trials before senior executives and negotiations of complex ownership disputes.    

Our intellectual property attorneys are also experienced in antitrust, employment law, international law, and other areas of law related to intellectual property.  Our ability to address and resolve IP problems across diverse practice areas helps us to provide clients with efficient and effective advice and strategies.