Patent, Trademark, & Copyright Attorneys

Our attorneys are based in Madison and have a breadth of experience when it comes to protecting and enforcing the intellectual property rights of our clients. We work closely with our clients to identify their intellectual assets and to ensure that these assets are protected under the law.  We also maintain an excellent network of associations in foreign countries which assists us in protecting these assets around the world.

  • Patent preparation and prosecution in the United States and abroad
  • Proceedings before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
  • Patentability searches and opinions
  • Patent non-infringement opinions
  • Patent validity opinions
  • Freedom to operate opinions
  • Drafting and negotiating patent licenses, assignments, and product distribution agreements
  • All aspects relating to patent transactions
  • Preparation and response to patent demand letters
  • Trademark preparation and prosecution in the United States and abroad
  • Proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Trademark clearance searches and opinions
  • Drafting and negotiating trademark licenses and assignments
  • All aspects relating to trademark transactions
  • Preparation and response to trademark demand letters
  • Procurement of federal copyright registrations
  • Copyright non-infringement opinions
  • Drafting and negotiating copyright licenses and assignments
  • All aspects relating to copyright transactions
  • Preparation and response to copyright demand letters
Trade Secret
  • Development and implementation of trade secret protection program
  • Preparation, negotiation, and analysis of confidentiality and non-compete agreements
  • Preparation and response to trade secret demand letters
Intellectual Property Portfolio Counseling
  • Analysis of existing intellectual property portfolio
  • Intellectual property audits of clients and third parties to ascertain potential intellectual property opportunities and risks
  • Competitive watch and analysis of intellectual property
  • Strategic development of intellectual property portfolio
  • Development and implementation of intellectual property identification and protection procedures
Monetization and Transfer of Intellectual Property Assets
  • IP due diligence associated with business transactions
  • All aspects of preparation and negotiation of IP asset sales or licenses
  • All aspects relating to the monetization of IP assets
Internet, Software, and Technology Law
  • Domain name acquisition, transfer, and disputes
  • Issues relating to Internet technology, including metatags and linking
  • UDRP proceedings and issues relating to cybersquatting
  • Patent, trademark, and copyright protection and enforcement issues relating to the Internet
  • Drafting and negotiating software and technology licenses and assignments