INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & TECHNOLOGY
Including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, proprietary information and trade secrets
Just like any other product of value, intellectual property is desired and sought by others. Intellectual property theft has grown drastically over the last decade and is responsible for massive economic losses of many citizens, while intellectual property lawyers are fighting to protect your copyrights.
Copyright infringement happens on a day-to-day basis, especially since the evolution of the Internet, which is governed by the same intellectual property laws as any other media. While people don’t make the connection to ordinary theft, many are surprised by the strict penalties that await those that violate intellectual property laws.
In the information age, the U.S. economy depends on new and innovative fuel. Intellectual products are what keeps the economy engine running by providing new ideas, information and finally employment opportunities. Our IP attorneys are working for citizens to protect their rights in:
- Copyright issues
- Unfair competition concerns
- Right of publicity questions
If you have become a victim of intellectual property infringement, don’t hesitate to protect what’s your. Contact one of our attorneys today.
Intellectual Property Technology Attorneys brings together deep and diverse practice backgrounds and legal expertise. IP & Technology lawyers understands challenges that businesses experience and provides sensible advice designed for this rapidly evolving technological media driven and legal landscape. By using an interdisciplinary approach, Intellectual Property attorneys are able to oﬀer comprehensive solutions that transform great ideas into protected, productive assets. Clients can range from small startups to large, established Fortune 500 companies, many of which seek to develop, exploit or use new intellectual property and technologies. Intellectual Property attorneys understand that each client has unique needs, and they tailor their services to meet those needs eﬃciently and eﬀectively.
Intellectual Property practice areas cover all aspects of traditional intellectual property laws, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, proprietary information and trade secrets, unfair trade practices, unfair com- petition and franchising matters (and related fillings, due diligence and dispute resolution including litigation). IP & Technology lawyers also oﬀer experience handling technology-related and Internet-related legal matters, such as creation, licensing and use of software (including open source software), websites, host services and “cloud computing”, use of social media and user generated content, distribution of online content, technology systems and technology “work-made-for-hire” arrangements, domain names, e-commerce and mobile apps, data security and privacy, due diligence, online advertising, sponsorship agreements, sweepstakes and promotions, and due diligence for M&A and securitization transactions.
Intellectual Property & Technology Services Include:
Patents: Advice on the patentability of ideas and inventions; Preparation and prosecution of patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Oﬃce; Aggressive protection and enforcement of patent rights; Providing counsel in both oﬀensive and defensive patent strategies; Transactional deals including patent cross-licensing terms; Enforcement of patent rights including “cease and desist” letters and litigation.
Trademarks, Trade Dress, and Domain Names: Advice, preparation, prosecution and maintenance of federal, state, and foreign trademark registrations; Clearance of proposed trademarks; Strategic selection, management, and enforcement of rights in marks; Purchase, sale and dispute resolution regarding domain names; Licensing trademarks; Due diligence in acquisition and sales of trademarks and domain names; and Enforcement of trademark and domain name rights including “cease and desist” letters and UDRP proceedings.
Copyrights: Advice on copyrightability of created works; Registration and protection of copyrighted works, including resolution of issues arising from works created by employees and consultants, and registration of software and digital works; Licensing copyrighted works, and potential rescission of rights.
Proprietary Information, Personal Information and Trade Secrets: Develop proprietary information and trade secret protection programs; Advice regarding sensitive data security, data privacy, personal information and IT breach recovery and reporting issues; Draft and review privacy policies, address security risks, and ensure compliance with applicable privacy laws and regulations.
Licensing and Technology: Structure, negotiate, and draft a wide variety of licenses for creation, use and distribution of software and other technology protected under patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secrets law, as well as for mobile app use, outsourcing, cloud computing and other technology-related transactions.
Litigation: Represent clients in intellectual property disputes, including copyright disputes; Lanham Act claims in federal courts involving trademark infringement, unfair competition, counterfeiting, false designation of origin, false advertising and dilution; ex parte and inter partes litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; trade secrets and restrictive covenants disputes in state courts and in AAA and JAMS arbitration proceedings; Internet-related, cybersquatting litigation under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and in Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy proceedings before the National Arbitration Forum and World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration & Mediation Center; trade secret litigation; patent infringement and licensing disputes; and Internet-related litigation involving business libel and tortuous claims from former employees and gripe website bloggers.
Due Diligence: Conduct intellectual property and technology asset audits and due diligence reviews in support of corporate transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, securitizations and private oﬀerings of equity and debt securities.