Staffed with more than 20 transactional, litigation, patent, and trademark attorneys—many with science backgrounds—our Intellectual Property Practice Group provides our clients with comprehensive, high-quality counsel and integrated solutions in all aspects of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and proprietary technology protection, both domestically and globally.

From startups, nonprofits, and trade associations to regional firms, national businesses, and multinational corporations, our clients depend on our extensive intellectual property (IP) legal know-how and business experience, coupled with our in-depth technical knowledge in key industries—including manufacturing, software, telecommunications, utilities, publishing, financial services, franchising, health care, biotechnology, nonprofit research and the arts. That technical knowledge extends to, but is by no means limited to

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Composites and materials science
  • Computer software and technology
  • Electrical engineering
  • Industrial machinery and packaging
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Microprocessor design and application
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Polymer chemistry

In addition to negotiating a wide range of transactions for our clients—including mergers and acquisitions, licensing, and technology transfers—we help develop long-term IP management schemes. Our litigators also work to protect assets before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and international tribunals.

Further, our Patent Prosecution Practice Group works closely with clients to develop strategies to identify, secure, and enforce patent rights on their innovations and discoveries, which include preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications across a broad spectrum of technologies. Our Trademark and Copyright Practice Group helps clients with trademark selection and availability and with copyright and trademark registration, protection, enforcement and defense, licensing, and transfers, in the U.S. and throughout the world.