Our group is dedicated to providing comprehensive intellectual property legal services with an understanding of clients’ business needs and a personal, interactive relationship.


Our intellectual property attorneys are business focused and are primarily concerned with how rights in patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and technology can be used to achieve our clients’ business objectives. We represent clients of all sizes, from emerging start-ups to established companies. By matching the experience of our attorneys and other professionals to the needs of our clients, we provide customized service, value, and efficiency.

Our intellectual property transactional group is involved in a wide variety of IP and technology-driven transactions. We handle all aspects of buying, selling, and licensing patents and other IP rights. Our experience also includes enterprise license agreements, technology and know-how licenses, joint development agreements, and procurement, distribution, consulting, manufacturing, sponsorship and outsourcing arrangements. We routinely partner with other practice teams to assist clients with finance and M&A transactions where IP is a key value driver. The attorneys who make up our transactional group have backgrounds in all aspects of IP matters, ranging from patent prosecution to IP litigation, which makes them uniquely suited to help clients extract maximum value from IP deals. Our group has a  wide range of experience in different technologies and industries, including software, mobile devices, electronics, information technology, financial services, manufacturing, consumer products, textiles, healthcare, and biotechnology.

Our trademark and copyright group provides a full range of services which include brand counseling and trademark strategy, selection and clearance of marks, U.S. and foreign prosecution, and policing and enforcement of marks. Our group regularly collaborates with our IP litigation team on enforcement matters, ranging from TTAB opposition and cancellation proceedings to infringement litigation in federal courts throughout the country.  

Our intellectual property litigation group brings to bear experience in all types of IP disputes and in a variety of technologies and industries. Our litigators have successfully litigated numerous patent, trademark, copyright and technology related suits throughout the United States. While we pride ourselves on our successes in the courtroom, we are just as proud of the creativity that we show in resolving disputes without our clients incurring the cost and disruption that litigation often brings.

The background of our patent group spans a variety of engineering and applied sciences disciplines as well as significant applied technical experience. Many of our attorneys have substantial industry experience. Our patent group provides comprehensive patent services, including U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, infringement and patent validity opinions, licensing, due diligence, litigation, maintenance, patent portfolio development and management, and work on patent-related commercial matters.





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