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Strategic Intellectual Property Counselors Serving Clients Worldwide

We provide our clients with exceptional client-centered services in the areas of trademark protection and prosecution; patent application drafting and prosecution; copyright counseling and registration; and transactional matters, including licensing, rights of publicity, and name, image, and likeness protection.

We provide legal counsel with the aim of strategically aligning IP and business goals. Through collaborative counsel aimed at aligning IP development, protection, and use with the client’s business goals, we are dedicated to helping businesses of all sizes navigate the complex world of intellectual property law.

Information sessions: We provide information sessions designed to increase awareness in the small business community concerning what constitutes protectable IP, how to protect it, how to leverage it, and how to use it strategically, how to identify available resources to assist with protection and exploitation, and creative ways for exploring funding sources.

We work closely with our clients to identify, protect, and manage their trademarks. We offer a range of services including:

Trademark Prosecution: We provide complete trademark prosecution services, drafting trademark applications, prosecuting applications before the USPTO, and representing clients in ex parte appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
(“TTAB”)
TTAB Proceedings: We represent our clients before the TTAB in trademark oppositions and cancellation proceedings
Trademark Maintenance: We file the appropriate registration maintenance and renewal documents to establish continuing use of trademarks
Trademark Monitoring: We monitor our client’s trademarks worldwide to identify potential infringements and take swift action to protect their rights
Trademark Enforcement: We help our clients enforce their trademarks, including filing lawsuits and taking other legal action against infringers
Trademark Licensing: We help our clients license their trademarks to third parties, providing guidance on licensing agreements and ensuring that their trademarks are protected
Trademark Portfolio Management: We help our clients manage and monitor their IP portfolios worldwide
Trademark Due Diligence: We assist our clients with the review and assessment of IP portfolios of target companies or in preparing their due diligence list in response to a merger/acquisition offer
Strategic IP Counseling: We help our clients think strategically about how to create and use IP assets to grow and sustain their businesses and how to maximize the value of IP assets

We work with businesses and inventors to create strategies for protecting their innovations in a way that aligns with marketplace objectives.

Patent Prosecution: We provide complete patent prosecution services, drafting patent, prosecuting applications before the USPTO, and representing clients in ex parte appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”)
Patent Post Grant Review (”PGR”): We assist clients with PGR proceedings, including PTAB Inter Partes review and Reexamination
Patent Enforcement: We help our clients enforce their patents, including filing lawsuits and taking other legal action against infringers
Patent Licensing: We help our clients license their patents to third parties, providing guidance on licensing agreement and ensuring that their patents are protected
Patent Monitoring: We monitor patents issued to our clients’ competitors and assist our clients in developing or reassessing their patent strategy
Patent Portfolio Management: We help our clients manage and monitor their IP portfolios worldwide
Patent Due Diligence: We assist our clients with the review and assessment of IP portfolios of target companies or in preparing their due diligence list in response to a merger/acquisition offer
Strategic IP Counseling: We help our clients think strategically about how to create and use IP assets to grow and sustain their businesses and how to maximize the value of IP assets

We also provide copyright counseling and registration services to help our clients protect their creative works, including literary, artistic, and musical works.

Copyright Registration: We help our clients assess and register, if necessary, their rights in copyright protectable works
Copyright Enforcement: We help our clients enforce their copyrights, including filing lawsuits and claims before the Copyright Claims Board and any other action against infringers
Copyright Licensing: We help our clients license various rights in their copyright rights to third parties by providing guidance on license agreements, the rights licensed, reservation of rights, and moral rights

In our transactional matters practice, we negotiate and draft licensing agreements with an eye towards maximizing value from personal and commercial brands, as well as their creative expressions.

Our services include:
Trademark and Copyright licensing
Rights of publicity
Name, image, and likeness counseling, licensing, and protection

For VC and PE firms, our due diligence services consist of evaluating the IP portfolio of the potential investment prior to closing. The comprehensive service includes:

  • USPTO and international searches for existing trademarks and patents for both the target company and identified competitors
  • Review of patent and trademark prosecution histories
  • Searches of relevant copyright databases for target company copyright registrations
  • Assessment of IP litigation history and risks, including infringement allegations, judgments, consent decrees, and settlements
  • Review of IP agreements and contracts, including employee agreements, non-competes, confidentiality agreements, licenses, equipment leases, assignments, research, sponsored research, affiliate, and joint venture and any other documents impacting IP rights, including, but not limited to, distribution and sales agreements
  • Review of company policies and operating documents and history*
    A comprehensive final IP Due Diligence Report 

Startup Company Preparation for a Due Diligence Review

When preparing a startup target for a pre-investment IP due diligence review, we work closely with the company to conduct an internal audit to assess the state of its IP portfolio. A typical IP due diligence process involves the following steps:

  • Assembling a due diligence team
  • Gathering documentation
  • Validating the IP portfolio and identifying red flags
  • Reviewing company documents, contracts, and agreement concerning IP

Our Strategic IP Post Closing Consulting services include:

  • Evaluating existing products and services for potential value-added overlapping IP protections
  • Assessing gaps in IP protection for key product or service features
  • Developing recommendations and executing a strategic IP plan focused maximizing value-added overlapping IP protections