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We assist our clients with the protection and enforcement of their intellectual property in a variety of areas including:
- Deciding when to rely upon patents, copyrights, trademarks or trade secrets — or several in combination — to protect intangible assets.
- Developing and managing patent portfolios to provide a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
- Advising on the selection, clearance and protection of trademarks, trade names, and domain names.
- Conducting intellectual property audits.
- Implementing effective trade secret protection programs.
- Crafting confidentiality, license, consulting, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.
- In collaboration with our employment lawyers, defining the scope and duration of non-competition covenants.
- Conducting intellectual property due diligence in the context of a variety of transactions.
We also advise clients on the special intellectual property issues that arise in financings and acquisitions, in the participation in industry groups and consortia, and in using open source programs.
Our highly respected IP Team represents clients in a wide range of industries and technology verticals including:
- Software, E-commerce, Telecommunications
- Medical Devices, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals
- Publishing, New Media, Interactive Gaming
- Universities, Hospitals, Research Institutions
- Consumer Products
- Direct Dial
- 2017 Intellectual Property Year in Review
February 6, 2018
- Sports, Bowls and Brands
Does Anyone Own the Trademark "SUPER BOWL"?
February 1, 2018
- A Happy Patent Holiday
The importance of IP protection for consumer products, and the patents behind some of the most popular consumer toys
December 12, 2017
- Finding Safe Harbor:
Protections from Infringement for Using Patented Inventions During the Regulatory Approval Process
November 21, 2017
- IP News
Copyright Alert: Deadline for DMCA Registered Agents to Submit New Designation Electronically is Quickly Approaching
November 13, 2017
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