PUT YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
INTO THE RIGHT HANDS

We partner with technology companies to assist in developing intellectual property assets, formulating and executing strategic plans for achieving maximal value.

The firm represents a diverse range of clients including individual inventors, start-up companies, emerging and established companies, publicly traded companies, and educational and research institutions.

Are you unsure of how to handle your IPs? Advising clients on a wide variety of intellectual property issues is a routine component of the firm’s services. In addition to counseling on patent and trademark matters, members of the firm are routinely called upon to participate in and render advice concerning:

  • Technology development strategies
  • Developing and implementing corporate intellectual property policies

  • Evaluating design alternatives to avoid infringing third party patents or trademarks

  • Identifying and evaluating potential licensing opportunities or infringers of client intellectual property.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

PATENTING

Since the firm’s beginnings in 1988, we have leveraged our patent prosecution skill …

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Patenting

Since the firm’s beginnings in 1988, we have leveraged our patent prosecution skills to create valuable patent assets; reflecting our commitment of excellence in service to our clients. Domestic and international patent activity is a core part of our practice. In today’s global economy, sensitivity to international business and legal issues has become a mainstay in developing patenting strategies for our clientele.

We work across a broad range of technologies in which the firm’s attorneys and professional staff have extensive expertise. These technologies include biomedical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and material science. In addition, the firm provides prosecution services in a broad range of technologies to many small and mid-sized companies that have insufficient in-house patent staff. The firm also provides prosecution assistance to clients with specialized technical needs that combine various disparate technologies, critical timing requirements, or patent applications likely to be embroiled in litigation or interferences.

We continually hone our patent prosecution skills in the context of patent enforcement by anticipating and preparing for eventual enforcement issues once the patent issues.

BRANDING

The firm offers a full range of trademark-related services. These services include …

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BRANDING

The firm offers a full range of trademark-related services. These services include clearance and registration of new trademarks, maintenance and protection of established trademarks, and protection of trademarks in commerce and on the Internet. The firm has developed highly efficient systems for conducting computerized trademark searches, filing trademark registration applications, identifying and prosecuting and defending opposition and cancellation proceedings against third-party trademark registration applications, and monitoring client registrations for renewal and infringement issues.

ADVISING

Advising clients on a wide variety of intellectual property issues is a routine com …

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ADVISING

Advising clients on a wide variety of intellectual property issues is a routine component of the firm’s services. In addition to counseling on patent and trademark matters, members of the firm are routinely called upon to participate in and render advice concerning:

  • Technology development strategies;
  • Developing and implementing corporate intellectual property policies;
  • Evaluating design alternatives to avoid infringing third party patents or trademarks; and
  • Identifying and evaluating potential licensing opportunities or infringers of client intellectual property.

LICENSING

The firm’s attorneys have many years of experience negotiating and drafting license …

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Licensing

The firm’s attorneys have many years of experience negotiating and drafting license and other agreements pertaining to intellectual property rights. Our focus is on working toward resolving transactional disputes without compromising overall business objectives. We advise our clients on the benefits and pitfalls of alternative strategic approaches and conduct requisite due diligence prior to closing the transaction. Depending upon your needs, analysis of certain issues may be desirable, such as patent validity, enforceability, infringement, and the scope and availability of competitive technologies or feasibility of alternative designs, within the context of the intended transaction.

ENFORCING

IP rights enforcement strategies are consistently evaluated as part of portfolio pl …

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Enforcing

IP rights enforcement strategies are consistently evaluated as part of portfolio planning. Having a strategic IP asset enforcement plan is central to realizing the value underlying the IP assets. Enforcement mechanisms may include licensing, arbitration, mediation or litigation before state, federal or administrative courts domestically and/or internationally. We have over thirty years experience representing clients in relatively simple and highly complex IP litigation; with a constant view toward the business objectives for the chosen enforcement activity.

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1480 Techny Rd.
Northbrook
Illinois 60062
(847)-770-6000

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