Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property rights are an increasingly important part of the modern business landscape. At the core of every new product and service brought to market lies an organization’s creative, intellectual, and financial investment. Securing and maintaining rights to the fruits of those efforts – the intellectual property – is critical to establishing a competitive portfolio and sustaining growth.

Intellectual property does not refer to one universal area, but is actually a catch-all term for many different types of rights, and involves distinct areas of law depending on the rights at issue. IP law addresses the allocation of rights bestowed after an idea is distilled to a specific and discrete form. Rights over the ideas themselves, in their abstract form, are rarely protected.

Intellectual Property

We provide a broad range of legal, business, and conflict management services related to intellectual property.

By its nature, intellectual property frequently involves cutting edge developments to existing ideas. Against shifting legal and technological landscapes, there is often a fine line between both what is legally protectable (and not) as well as what rises to the level of violating existing intellectual property rights (or does not). With backgrounds in analytical fields including science, business, and technology, our IP team deftly navigates these abstract distinctions, applying nuanced concepts to each client’s unique intellectual property issues and providing the foresight to protect and maximize the value of our clients’ IP portfolios.

From entrepreneurial startups to multinational enterprises, we help businesses acquire, manage, and protect their intellectual property. Our diverse client base spans industries including technology, healthcare, telecommunications, food and beverage, service and retail, and manufacturing.

We help clients succeed throughout the business lifecycle by ensuring they are proactively selecting, securing, protecting, maximizing, and fully leveraging their intellectual property rights. This includes advising on which rights to seek, how to best secure them, and assisting with registration, confidentiality agreements, and other agreements that clearly establish ownership of the intellectual property that is being created within–or for–their organization. This also includes assistance with transactional matters that involve existing intellectual property rights they wish to monetize, acquire, or provide to a business affiliate, such as licensing or royalty agreements, as well as making sure intellectual property rights are properly accounted for within larger business transactions.

  • Trademark Registration
  • Copyright Registration
  • Artist and Entertainer Representation
  • Agreements for Allocation of IP Rights CreatedWithin the Organization
  • Agreements for IP Rights in Commissioned Works Made for Hire
  • Licensing and Royalty Agreements
  • Agreements for Purchase or Assignment of IP Rights
  • Review of IP Protection Policies
  • Trade Secret Confidentiality Agreements
  • Review of IP Provisions within Broader Transactions
  • Conflict resolution services

Our IP team also includes experienced trial attorneys ready to protect our clients’ intellectual property from infringement and defend against false claims of unlawful use. This may be as simple as issuing a cease-and-desist letter, or as complex as representation in full-scale litigation.

  • Infringement Litigation
  • Unfair Competition
  • Cease-and-Desist
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
  • Challenges to The Validity of IP Rights
  • Actions Before the United States Patent & Trademark Appeals Boards

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