Preparation and prosecution of patents and patent portfolio maintenance on a global basis with a focus on patents that are strategically important to our clients’ businesses. Experience with a broad range of technologies including oil & gas drilling, production and services, refining and chemical processes, chemistry, medical devices and procedures, mechanical and manufacturing technologies, construction services and consumer goods.
Trademark consultation services including selection and development of marks, clearance of new brands, opinions on trademark infringement and registerability, the preparation, filing, and prosecution of trademark applications in the United States and throughout the world, and maintenance of trademark portfolios. The firm also has experience in bringing and defending opposition and cancellation actions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Negotiating and drafting intellectual property agreements including global patent, trademark, and technology license agreements, technology transfer agreements, non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements, technology development agreements, etc. Additionally, we have provided intellectual property due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions for major international companies.
Strategic counseling includes providing detailed analysis and recommendations for our clients' patent and trademark portfolios, rendering opinions on validity, infringement, and freedom to operate, assisting with the development of patent and trademark policies and procedures to maximize protection of our clients' inventions, branding, and other related issues.
Extensive experience in litigation and trying patent and trademark disputes of all sizes, from multi-million dollar competitor cases to inventor and small company cases. We have significant experience resolving such conflicts, and when a simple resolution cannot be found, we have experience in litigating these cases before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and in state and federal courts.
In today's world, a business' success can be defined by its intellectual property and by the intellectual property of others. The objective of our IP practice is to serve as if we were in-house IP counsel to our clients and help guide them through complex intellectual property issues. We strive to build long-term relationships with our clients by developing an extensive knowledge of our clients' technologies and their business environments. We do not limit our services simply to providing core intellectual property products, but instead attempt to educate our clients on intellectual property issues, train their employees, and identify areas of need or interest. This allows us, together with the client, to develop the most efficient long-term legal strategies which are specifically tailored to our clients' goals and business objectives.