Patent, Trademark & Copyright

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

  • Protection (US and abroad)

    Patent application preparation and prosecution; patentability searches and opinions; strategic development and management of patent portfolios; development and implementation of IP identification and protection procedures; drafting and negotiating assignments; proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

  • Enforcement and Defense

    Patent validity opinions; patent non-infringement opinions; freedom to operate opinions; preparation and response to patent demand letters; all aspects relating to patent transactions

  • Agreements

    Preparation, negotiation and analysis of assignments, licenses, and product distribution agreements; participation in all aspects of transactions involving patents

  • Counseling

    Analysis and strategic development of intellectual property portfolio including audit, competitive watch, and identification and protection procedures as to patents

Trademark

  • Protection (US and abroad)

    Trademark application preparation and prosecution; trademark clearance searches and opinions; trademark audit services; strategic development and management of trademark portfolios; trademark audit services

  • Enforcement and Defense

    Watch services (US and abroad); infringement and unfair competition demand letters and responses; addressing and defending infringement on the Internet and in social media; litigation of infringement and unfair competition; Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings

  • Agreements

    Preparation, negotiation and analysis of assignments and licenses; participation in all aspects of transactions involving trademarks

  • Counseling

    Analysis and strategic development of intellectual property portfolio including audit, competitive watch, and identification and protection procedures as to trademarks

Copyright

  • Protection

    Preparation of federal copyright applications and procurement of federal copyright registrations

  • Enforcement and Defense

    Copyright non-infringement opinions; preparation and response to copyright demand letters; all aspects relating to copyright transactions

  • Agreements

    Preparation, negotiation and analysis of assignments and licenses; participation in all aspects of transactions involving copyrights

  • Counseling

    Analysis and strategic development of intellectual property portfolio including audit, competitive watch, and identification and protection procedures as to copyrights

Trade Secret

  • Protection

    Development and Implementation of Trade Secret Protection Programs

  • Enforcement and Defense

    Preparation and response to Trade Secret Demand Letters, Litigation of Trade Secret Theft

  • Agreements

    Preparation, Negotiation, and Analysis of Confidentiality and Non-Compete Provisions and Agreements

  • Counseling

    Analysis and strategic development of intellectual property portfolio including audit, competitive watch, and identification and protection procedures as to trade secrets.

Monetization and Transfer of Intellectual Property Assets

  • IP Due Diligence Associated with Business Transactions

    Portfolio and asset ownership verification; intellectual property investigation and searching; patent, trademark, and copyright analysis and assessment

  • Agreements

    All aspects of preparation and negotiation of IP asset sales or licenses

  • All Aspects Relating to the Monetization of IP Assets

    Sale, License, Security for Financing, Enforcement

Internet, Software, and Technology Law

  • Protection

    Domain name protection, acquisition, and strategy; technology and license audit and portfolio management services

  • Enforcement and Defense

    Enforcement and defense of cybersquatting claims; litigation of domain name disputes and UDRP proceedings; Internet disputes, including metatags and linking issues

  • Agreements

    Preparation, negotiation, and analysis of software and technology development, license and assignment agreements; participation in all aspects of transactions involving licenses, software and technology

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