Intellectual property (IP) is often one of the most valued assets of entrepreneurs and businesses. Our experienced attorneys know how to navigate through detailed legal processes needed to protect clients’ inventions, brands, ideas and products from a myriad of marketplace competitors.

Corporations, start-up businesses and individuals rely on us to protect their intellectual property. We have deep experience with securing, protecting and enforcing patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secret rights for our clients. We have patent lawyers who are registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) and specialize in prosecuting patent and trademark applications before the USPTO to safeguard and enforce the intellectual property assets of clients. 

Our attorneys also have extensive copyright protection experience that supports clients in the software, media and entertainment space. As a result, clients rely on our lawyers to manage complicated patent and trademark portfolios and handle complex intellectual property litigation and transactional matters. We are also experienced in drafting enforceability, freedom to operate, infringement, noninfringement, and due diligence opinions. While we routinely draft and negotiate license agreements and asset purchase agreements that involve a variety of different intellectual property assets, we also help clients analyze and safeguard their confidential and trade secret information through effective employment, non-competition, and non-disclosure agreements.

In addition, Doerner offers intellectual property audits – a due diligence procedure in which our lawyers work in collaboration with our clients to identify and protect intellectual property.  Our lawyers protect our clients from infringement or disparagement by competitors.  For traditional publishing matters, we ensure that our clients have proper registration with the U.S. Copyright Office covering all works of authorship, including academic publications.

  • Licensing
  • Copyright protection and infringement
  • Patents for new inventions
  • Trademarks
  • Trade secrets
  • Litigation and disputes pertaining to intellectual property

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Intellectual property assets represent a major investment of time and money for any organization. Doerner’s integrated IP capability offers clients a multi-disciplinary approach to the key issues in the development, protection and profitable exploitation of their intellectual property assets.  Our approach reflects the firm’s diverse strengths in areas ranging from employment law to litigation to business transactions.

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