Intellectual Property Services Group

Intellectual property (IP) is becoming a critical differentiator in business today, and it has never been more vital to develop sound strategies to procure, protect and leverage IP assets. Companies also realize the integral importance of the use and protection of technology, software and the Internet in their businesses; their competitive viability depends on it. 

Clients look to the firm both for building IP portfolios and enforcing their patents in IP litigation alike. We enable clients to shape IP strategies that help achieve their business objectives. Some examples of the services we offer to protect, use, and exploit the IP rights of our clients include:

  • Protection of IP assets including registration of trademarks and copyrights and patent applications in selected technologies
  • Licensing of IP, software, technology and media assets
  • Business IP property rights audits
  • Counsel and organization of internal procedures protection, standards and practices
  • Patent and trademark infringement analysis and opinions
  • Due diligence studies for corporate transactions
  • Distributorship agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Litigation

Intellectual Property Protection, Licensing and Enforcement - selection, clearance and prosecution; patent opinion work and selected patent prosecution; product design issues; copyright creation, protection and licensing; licensing of all types of IP; IP audits and corporate IP programs.

The firm's attorneys have experience involving matters on the forefront of legal issues relating to the development, use and licensing of technology, software and the Internet. For example:

Our attorneys have provided counsel to CIO's and technology executives for domestic and international software and hardware development. Experience includes enterprise implementations, licensing and contractual transactions as well as information and data privacy issues. Clients have received counsel in technology development, strategic alliance, technology licensing, technology purchasing and supply agreements.

Technology, Computer and Software Law - development, use, licensing and distribution of computer, software, Internet, IT and technology systems and products; computer software licensing and development projects; outsourcing of software and IT services; web-based software services; computer disputes, and IT and telecom contracts.

Internet-related Law - matters relating to Internet business practices; data privacy (domestic and international laws); media and IP issues on the Internet, domain name issues, web-development, web-services and web-based business, and e-commerce issues.

Media and Entertainment Law relating to IP Assets - provided counsel for the creation, licensing, distribution, use and protection of IP, entertainment and media assets. Projects spanned print, film, radio, music, DVD, Internet and multi-media.

Litigation - When it is warranted to protect client intellectual property rights, our attorneys are prepared and knowledgeable in pursuing such litigation. Some examples of cases we cover regarding IP issues include:

  • Patent infringement
  • Theft of trade secrets
  • Copyright and media infringement
  • Trademark infringement and unfair competition matters

For questions or more information, please contact Jon M. Gibbs, Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Services Group.