Intellectual Property.

Our firm provides legal services designed to ensure that our clients understand, protect, monetize, and enforce their intellectual property. We consider the entire intellectual property portfolio to ensure our clients maximize the value of their intellectual property assets. We help our clients position for growth by first providing a comprehensive overview of available intellectual property protection strategies, and then providing legal advice in helping to select and implement the strategy that best suits our clients’ business objectives.
Our practice services include obtaining protection by filing and prosecuting trademark, patent, copyright, and vessel hull and decking feature (VHDPA) registrations.  We maintain and manage these registrations for clients in a wide range of industry sectors, including the management and maitenence of multinational intellectual property portfolios involving thousands of registrations for companies worldwide.
We also prepare, revise, and negotiate a wide variety of transactions which affect intellectual property rights including coexistence agreements, work-made-for hire agreements, publishing deals, licenses, service agreements, distribution agreements, sales, and acquisitions.  Collectively, we have worked on some of the best-known intellectual properties in the world, in transactions ranging from small business work-for-hire agreements to patent licensure agreements involving hundreds of millions of dollars in licensure fees.
Our firm helps clients navigate the competitive landscape by analyzing competitor intellectual property and preparing noninfringement and freedom to operate opinions. Our firm also routinely represents clients in resolving bet-the-company intellectual property disputes associated with patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation.
Examples of our intellectual property litigation experience include representation of a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company in a patent litigation in the Middle District of Florida; representation of a semiconductor manufacturer in patent litigation in the Central District of California; representation of a manufacturer in patent litigation in the District of Arizona; and representation of a technology services company in a patent litigation in the Middle District of Florida. We have also negotiated favorable resolutions in numerous pre-litigation disputes involving allegations of patent infringement.

As another representative example, our firm represented an educational services provider in two related litigations in the Northern District of Florida involving several complex copyright and trade secret issues. We represented a real estate company in copyright litigation in the Middle District of Florida involving allegations of infringing use of a developer's source code. We represented a shared ownership company in litigation in the Middle District of Florida involving the theft and resale of corporate trade secrets by a former employee. We also represented a manufacturer in a trademark dispute in the Southern District of New York.
We have also pursued and defended against a multitude of cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as successfully resolving a number of domain name disputes under ICANN’s Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy.
We have also negotiated favorable resolutions in numerous pre-litigation disputes involving allegations of copyright, trademark, and patent infringement.
We pride ourselves on providing practical advice on protecting and monetizing intellectual property across a diverse range of industry sectors and, when disputes arise, having the ability and experience needed to achieve successful resolutions.