Intellectual Property & Technology Law
In today’s competitive global marketplace, technologies and products are being developed at an extraordinary rate, resulting in challenges to intellectual property (IP) growth and maintenance. Having skilled counsel knowledgeable in the underlying sciences and technologies of innovation has become crucial. We are experienced in all aspects of IP protection, including idea development; patent prosecution and portfolio enhancement; trademark, trade secret and copyright protection; and licensing arrangements.
How we can assist you in Intellectual Property and Technology:
– Advising clients on the acquisition, restructuring and disposal of intellectual property in the context of corporate mergers, acquisitions and financing;
– Counseling clients on the proper use, selection and protection of trademarks;
– Conducting and evaluating trademark searches to determine the availability of trademarks considered by clients or to identify the trademarks of competitors;
– Preparation, filing, and legal execution of applications to register trademarks at the national and international levels;
– Preparation and filing of affidavits of use and renewal applications;
– Litigating IP opposition and cancellation proceedings and trademark, copyright, and patent infringement actions in the courts;
– Preparation of license agreements, IP distribution agreements, confidentiality agreements, and know-how licenses and IP transfer agreements, IP assignments and security agreements, software development and license agreements;
– Preparation of “cease and desist” letters to enforce IP rights, and responding to such letters when clients are accused of infringing upon the rights of someone else;
– Handling reexamination and reissue proceedings in the TPE and patent infringement actions in courts;
– Assisting clients in the acquisition and sale of computer systems, software, hardware, and networks;
– Evaluating ownership of copyrighted works, including work-for-hire issues;
– E-commerce considerations, including issues for infringement actions, linking, metatags, and content distribution rights.