Intellectual Property & Technology
Start-ups and mid-sized companies, multi-national corporations, and universities choose Clark Hill as intellectual property counsel. No matter the challenge, our team delivers the requisite focus and perspective to give clients the right tools for the job while also remaining personally committed to outstanding service. We provide practical counsel on how to best protect our client’s IP from the early developmental stage to production and promotion.
We understand the law, technology, and science, as well as the dedication, collaboration, and multi-faceted legal solutions needed to own, develop, and protect value intangible assets in the US and abroad. In addition to competitive rates, our attorneys take the time to know each client’s business and operations and develop long-term relationships grounded in trust.
Knowing IP decisions are ultimately strategic business decisions, our attorneys consider the bigger picture, weigh all of the options, and advise each client on a course of action that meets their distinct goals. Protecting our clients’ IP rights from infringement, misappropriation, dilution, and counterfeiting is our top priority. Our stellar reputation, willingness to try cases, and proven litigation and trial prowess enhance our ability to achieve negotiated solutions.
Our attorneys are skilled in writing, obtaining, and safeguarding patents for electrical, mechanical, and medical devices, as well as software and chemical compounds. Our team prepares, files, and prosecutes patent, trademark, service mark, and copyright applications. We also protect technology and other valuable innovations through litigation, licensing, and opinion counseling.
Notably, we advise on IP management programs so that research and development expenditures yielding important innovations are protected from competitors. We also negotiate and close commercial transactions involving IP, including mergers and acquisitions, licensing in/licensing out, joint development agreements, outsourcing agreements, technology transfers, joint ventures, and strategic alliances, as well as non-competition, confidentiality, employment, and consulting agreements.
Our firm understands that many clients operate in the global economy, so we work closely with attorneys and patent agents around the world to provide global representation. We offer particular know-how in the US and greater North American markets, and in Central and South America, Canada, Asia, and Europe.
Our clientele yields from an array of industries, such as:
- Consumer products
- Food preparation
- Medical equipment
- Printing and publishing
- Technology and software
Intellectual Property Litigation - Represented major health insurance company in suit to compel private arbitration of dispute under Trademark Act and alleged breach of fiduciary duty regarding alleged diversion of managed care business and use of famous trademark in connection with alleged diversion.