Intellectual property is a major asset of almost every business, and a sophisticated strategy to secure, manage and enhance its value can be critical to a company’s success. We combine the legal experience and a deep commitment to understanding our clients’ industries and business goals in order to provide the kind of practical advice necessary to best achieve these goals.
Our IP team numbers 75 attorneys spanning all nine of our offices from coast to coast, and reaching to China. We provide comprehensive practical advice over the full range of patent, trademark and copyright procurement, registration, licensing and litigation, as well as marketing and trade secret strategies. We have extensive experience in the IP aspects of all forms of transactions—including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, product development agreements, licensing and distribution agreements—across a broad range of industries, and regularly provide due diligence analysis and legal opinions associated with such transactions.
With the firm’s nationally recognized experience in the media, communications and technology industries, including our representation of many market-leading companies, we are deeply familiar with issues involving the electronic distribution of content and the complex relationships among content developers and distributors.
Our attorneys are nationally recognized for their IP capabilities. Many have had previous careers as in-house counsel, engineers, researchers, editors and related positions in the industries we represent. That scope and depth of experience is matched only by our passionate commitment to the quality of our work and the long-term success of our clients and the industries we serve.