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We understand how intellectual assets support strategic business goals, and we work to determine how clients can best leverage and exploit their intellectual assets. Intellectual property assets can be patented technology, brands, proprietary data, trade-secret processes, and copyrighted creations – but they can also encompass software licenses, equipment leases, data, and outsourced services. Our attorneys work to provide counseling and protection for brands and other intellectual property assets.

We work in a variety of industries, but we have particular transactional expertise in manufacturing, medical device, food and beverage, publishing, technology, ecommerce, and software. Intellectual capital can be one of a business’s most valuable assets. We understand how intellectual assets support strategic goals and we tailor our protection strategies so that they achieve your business objectives. 

  • Successfully defending the registration of a trademark before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Enforcing our client’s patent against infringing consumer healthcare products, resulting in requiring the infringing product to be removed from the market.
  • Successfully enforcing our client’s trade-dress rights for an iconic product used in the golfing industry against a knock-off product.
  • After successfully defending against a motion to enjoin our client form using its mark and name in the banking industry, resolving the matter in a way that met our client’s business objectives.
  • Securing more than 12 successes in a row on behalf of the former manager of a theme park in a dispute involving licensing, arbitration, and appeals.
  • Achieving dismissal and summary judgment of a patent-infringement suit directed at a device used in the wood-products manufacturing industry.
  • Enforcing exclusive patent-licensing right in an arbitration, resulting in return of the client’s license patents and a royalty settlement.
  • Enforcing a consumer-medical-products patent through settlements after filing suit.
  • In an arbitration proceeding, preventing the limitation of the scope of a patent license that would have choked off an important source of revenue for a group of licensees.
  • Working with other firms to stop a pharmaceutical manufacturer from enforcing a questionable patent against a generic equivalent, including by crafting and presenting the argument adopted by the court in denying the pharmaceutical company’s effort to obtain an injunction.
  • Actively enforcing patents involving software, hardware, and firmware for, among other items, manufacturing devices and consumer medical products.
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