Intellectual Property

This practice group obtains, licenses and enforces all manner of intellectual property rights. Advice and counsel is provided in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, unfair competition, and franchising. Services include litigating infringement and licensing disputes; preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications; negotiating licensing; publishing and other intellectual property based agreements; and rendering opinions on a host of issues (including opinions on patent novelty, validity and infringement, copyright infringement and trademark clearance and infringement).

We represent a broad range of clients, including large corporate entities, smaller organizations, start-up enterprises and individuals, all of which are engaged in a variety of endeavors, such as software and information technology, brand licensing, banking, oil and gas, engineering and construction, insurance, franchising, health care, professional services, utility and telecommunication services, retail sales, real estate transactions and development, and manufacturing and distribution. We recognize the increasing importance of intellectual property issues in today’s competitive environment. Our high-quality cost-effective legal services will assist you in protecting, enforcing and licensing your valuable assets.