Intellectual Property and Technology

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Overview

Human imagination advances constantly and at a breakneck pace—and so do the efforts to improperly acquire the intellectual property (“IP”) that is the foundation of new products and creations.

From software, branding, and mechanical inventions to novels to sheet music, the products of imagination and innovation must be protected so that the rightful owners can realize their full potential. Proper protection requires careful preparation and planning during the creation of IP, and immediate and aggressive litigation against potential infringers.

The attorneys in our Intellectual Property and Technology Practice represent domestic and international companies whose businesses rely on intellectual property, its use, and its protection.

Practice Focus

  • Trademark and copyright development, registration and protection
  • Designing overall intellectual property protection plans
  • Licensing databases and other information sources
  • Representing clients in intellectual property infringement litigation
  • E-commerce
  • Software development and licensing agreements for computer and Internet companies
  • Multimedia development and licensing
  • Technology transfers
  • Trade secret licensing and protection
  • Patent licensing
  • Joint venture and strategic alliance agreements
  • Hardware purchasing and licensing
  • Private placements for technology companies

Representative Matters

  • Assisted a well-known chamber orchestra in asserting its copyright and trademark rights
  • Helped to establish valuation for the sale of a company with a significant patent and trademarks portfolio
  • Developed trademark and branding strategies for a large non-profit
  • Developed a private placement for a manufacturer with patent-protected invention
  • Successfully defended a New Hampshire company in a trade dress infringement case
  • Successfully represented domain name holders in UDRP proceedings
  • Represented clients in USPTO Opposition and Cancellation proceedings
  • Prosecuted dozens of trademark and copyright registrations

Industries Represented

  • Direct mail
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Hi-tech
  • Internet service providers
  • Mail order catalog
  • Manufacturing, heavy and light
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Music
  • Newspapers
  • Printing
  • Publishing
  • Software
  • Web design and web hosting
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