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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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Three MBBP attorneys hold the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) Credential.

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