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Intellectual Property

Bridging the Gap Between Technology and Law

Our accomplished attorneys help technology companies of all sizes - whether early-stage companies and startups or large, publicly traded international companies - to create and maintain value and advantage through the development, commercialization, licensing and protection of intellectual property.

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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
  • Robotics
  • Leading Towards a Better Educational Experience with EvoText
    10/16/2017

    From negotiating with The College Board to forming a product entity and beyond, MBBP has helped this educational software leader build custom eLearning solutions for schools, publishers, and businesses.

  • Doing Well by Doing Good with Visible Good
    10/5/2015

    Understanding intellectual property protection is critical to adding value. Visible Good came to MBBP initially to develop a comprehensive strategy for analyzing and protecting its IP.

  • From MIT to the Emmy Awards with iZotope
    6/10/2015

    iZotope has grown impressively from a handful of founders to over 100 employees. As an integral part of their team, MBBP helped guide them through the stages of their business life cycle, leading to their steady success.