Advise clients regarding disclosure of ideas and inventions, confidentiality, and product development, conduct patent searches and opinions for new inventions, render opinions with respect to validity and infringement of patents, as well as preparing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications throughout the world. Building and protecting Intellectual Property portfolios for clients is a significant portion of our practice.
Advise clients in the adoption and use of trademarks and service marks, and domain name registrations, conduct availability searches and render opinions with respect to ownership and/or infringement of marks, and file and prosecute trademark and service mark applications throughout the world through our network of foreign counsel.
Advise clients regarding originality and copyright ownership as to all forms of expression such as literary works (including computer programs and databases), musical works (including accompanying words), dramatic works, pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works, architectural works, and sound recordings. Members of the firm specialize in all subject matter areas relating to computers.
Negotiate and draft license agreements covering all technology-related rights, including patent, copyright and trade secret rights, as well as advise clients with respect to the business arrangement that will best suit the client’s needs. A full range of services relate to Joint Ventures, Distributorship and Dealership Agreements, Manufacturing, Production and Sale Agreements, and similar contractual matters.
FEDERAL AND STATE LITIGATION
Analyze and advise clients of their legal rights and obligations and prepare strategy for assuring that those rights and obligations are met, prosecute and defend lawsuits relative to intellectual property rights in all state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as federal agencies such as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as negotiate settlements where appropriate.