Intellectual Property/Technology

We provide comprehensive service in a specialty area that is set apart by the speed of change.

Our Intellectual Property/Technology Group has a diverse practice focused on helping our clients gain the most from their intellectual property assets.

We handle all forms of stand-alone transactions involving technology and intellectual property assets, such as license and technology transfer agreements, development agreements, R&D agreements, strategic alliances and other forms of collaborations, co-promotion and marketing agreements, internet/e-commerce arrangements, IP acquisitions and dispositions, outsourcing, and the management of IP portfolios, among others. We also collaborate with our colleagues in other practice groups to provide value-added legal teams in corporate mergers, dispositions, financings, and restructurings involving technology and intellectual property assets.

We protect copyrights and trademarks through comprehensive enforcement programs that rely on intelligent, cost-efficient decision-making tailored to each client’s strengths and priorities.

We represent clients in all stages of development from start-ups to large public companies. These companies operate across diverse sectors, including computer software/hardware, bio-pharmaceuticals, fashion, toys, games, other consumer products, energy, financial services, semiconductors, and medical devices. We handle cutting-edge areas such as mobile, interactive, and cloud-based applications and platforms. We also advise on digital rights management issues that are important to both leadership and investors in emerging growth and traditional enterprises alike. Our intellectual property expertise also extends to the fashion industry and toys and games, as well as to the negotiation and acquisition of film, television, music, and publishing rights in the entertainment industry.

Intangible assets such as technology and IP are often the most valuable and important parts of a transaction. These types of assets are unique, and the applicable law is complex and not always well settled. The analysis often involves adapting older laws to new forms of technology and IP.

Our expertise in all aspects of fair use and recognition of the public domain is especially advantageous in advising clients on where to draw the line in what they can do and what they should prevent others from doing.

Our litigation experience encompasses all areas of intellectual property: patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, rights of privacy and publicity, and unfair competition. We have represented our clients in numerous venues: federal and state courts across the country, domestic and international arbitrations, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and ICANN proceedings.