Patent Counseling

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Managing Intellectual Property
Strategic management of intellectual property can help turn R&D efforts into successful products. We have experience in patent prosecution, litigation, and technology transactions, and we use that experience to craft intellectual property strategies that add value and give our clients a competitive edge.

Know the Patent Landscape and Create Opportunities
We provide guidance for companies considering their intellectual property options. We work with our clients to develop intellectual property programs that promote business objectives. We can assess our clients’ existing patent portfolios to ensure that our clients’ patents cover their current products and services. We also help identify technologies that are not yet covered by patents and may present new opportunities for our clients to stake a claim.

We perform portfolio mapping to help our clients maximize the value of their intellectual property assets. This analysis involves assessing our clients’ portfolio and that of our clients’ competitors. This analysis reveals our clients’ positions in the market and helps them identify blocking patents early on, before they become more problematic. It can be used to develop optimized strategies which may include a design around, non-infringement opinion, or license.

Due Diligence and Risk Assessment
As cybersecurity companies are acquired at increasing premiums, and as more cybersecurity companies enter the market, an accurate and complete picture of intellectual property assets becomes even more critical. We take a comprehensive approach to due diligence, considering potential outcomes of litigation, the value of intellectual property rights, and the transferability of intellectual property agreements.

Our understanding of the technologies and experience in the law allow us to act quickly as new issues arise during a transaction, to answer investors’ questions, and to draft contracts that benefit both sides. We identify key issues, propose options for mitigating risks, and strengthen our clients’ bargaining positions. In doing so, we provide actionable advice in adversarial situations and help accomplish the best outcomes for our clients.