It’s hard to match our group’s depth and breadth of knowledge. Our clients choose us because of our strategic focus and the level of experience—both technical and legal—that we bring to the table. Clients also value the stability of our dedicated client teams that maintain continuity and ensure a high level of responsiveness and efficiency.

BUSINESS ADVANTAGE

We consider ourselves business lawyers with technology backgrounds. This means we focus on learning our clients’ business and strategic goals in order to provide on-point solutions. We also recognize that an IP portfolio is a tool that should evolve with your business. We routinely work with clients to ensure the initial scope of protection is consistent with their current business plan and, when it is not, to assist them with pivoting their portfolio.

BROAD RANGE OF IP SERVICES

Our services cover all aspects of clients’ IP needs: strategic counseling on the development and management of portfolios; patent and trademark drafting and prosecution; international filing strategies and execution; post-grant proceedings; IP audits; product clearance and design-around advice; due diligence; licensing and tech transfer agreements; patent infringement, validity and other opinions; litigation; and alternative dispute resolution.

OUR CLIENTS

Our clients include major consumer products companies like Sony and Dell EMC, electronics and software companies like Nuance Communications, defense contractors like Lockheed Martin, venture capitalists and investment banks, academic institutions like MIT and Harvard, and startup companies like MongoDB and DraftKings. For startup clients with limited resources, we quickly get up to speed on their technology, timelines, constraints and anticipated exit strategies to develop IP solutions tailored to this critical time for their business.

  • For a Fortune 500 client which had identified a critical need to join a licensing pool relating to a complex wireless communication standard, we searched through the client’s extensive patent portfolio to find potentially relevant patents and conducted infringement analyses to determine whether each patent read on the standard, resulting in our client successfully joining the licensing pool and receiving steady stream of royalty payments.
  • After evaluating potential design tweaks to circumvent a competitor’s patent, we were able to assist a client in identifying and implementing a design-around in under two weeks.
  • For a client who received a demand for nine-figure payment from a patentee holding over 100 patents relating to wireless technology, we were able to quickly process the portfolio to identify potential threats and opportunities for the client, using that knowledge to negotiate a resolution with the patentee that was satisfactory to our client.
  • We defended a diligence conducted by multiple potential investors as part of a multi-million dollar funding round for a client.
  • Following the acquisition of one client by a large, established company in its industry, we educated the acquiring company on the value of our client’s portfolio’s as well as the prior art identified by the patent examiner, thereby assisting the acquirer in pivoting the portfolio to maintain business value.
  • For a client acquiring thousands of patents and applications, we rapidly deconstructed the portfolio to understand the status and technical value of each patent and application, ensuring the portfolio preserved all IP rights.
  • We assisted a client in developing and implementing an industry wide licensing program, which included litigations against two competitors, both of whom ultimately settled on terms more favorable to our client than the standard terms initially offered.
  • For a major consumer products company seeking to enter a competitor’s market, we conducted a study to identify blocking patents and then guided the company through a design process so the resulting product would stand up to litigation attacks.
  • For major medical device client looking to purchase a particular technology, we led the IP diligence on assessing potential acquisition targets, simultaneously guiding client through an internal design process to develop similar patentable technology.
  • We worked with a manufacturer of consumer electronic devices to extend breadth of coverage of its earlier patents to cover de facto industry communication standard.
  • We helped an early-stage startup company build a worldwide patent portfolio, contributing to its valuation of $500M.

Representative Clients

It’s hard to match our group’s depth and breadth of knowledge. Our clients choose us because of our strategic focus and the level of experience—both technical and legal—that we bring to the table. Clients also value the stability of our dedicated client teams that maintain continuity and ensure a high level of responsiveness and efficiency.

BUSINESS ADVANTAGE

We consider ourselves business lawyers with technology backgrounds. This means we focus on learning our clients’ business and strategic goals in order to provide on-point solutions. We also recognize that an IP portfolio is a tool that should evolve with your business. We routinely work with clients to ensure the initial scope of protection is consistent with their current business plan and, when it is not, to assist them with pivoting their portfolio.

BROAD RANGE OF IP SERVICES

Our services cover all aspects of clients’ IP needs: strategic counseling on the development and management of portfolios; patent and trademark drafting and prosecution; international filing strategies and execution; post-grant proceedings; IP audits; product clearance and design-around advice; due diligence; licensing and tech transfer agreements; patent infringement, validity and other opinions; litigation; and alternative dispute resolution.

OUR CLIENTS

Our clients include major consumer products companies like Sony and Dell EMC, electronics and software companies like Nuance Communications, defense contractors like Lockheed Martin, venture capitalists and investment banks, academic institutions like MIT and Harvard, and startup companies like MongoDB and DraftKings. For startup clients with limited resources, we quickly get up to speed on their technology, timelines, constraints and anticipated exit strategies to develop IP solutions tailored to this critical time for their business.

  • For a Fortune 500 client which had identified a critical need to join a licensing pool relating to a complex wireless communication standard, we searched through the client’s extensive patent portfolio to find potentially relevant patents and conducted infringement analyses to determine whether each patent read on the standard, resulting in our client successfully joining the licensing pool and receiving steady stream of royalty payments.
  • After evaluating potential design tweaks to circumvent a competitor’s patent, we were able to assist a client in identifying and implementing a design-around in under two weeks.
  • For a client who received a demand for nine-figure payment from a patentee holding over 100 patents relating to wireless technology, we were able to quickly process the portfolio to identify potential threats and opportunities for the client, using that knowledge to negotiate a resolution with the patentee that was satisfactory to our client.
  • We defended a diligence conducted by multiple potential investors as part of a multi-million dollar funding round for a client.
  • Following the acquisition of one client by a large, established company in its industry, we educated the acquiring company on the value of our client’s portfolio’s as well as the prior art identified by the patent examiner, thereby assisting the acquirer in pivoting the portfolio to maintain business value.
  • For a client acquiring thousands of patents and applications, we rapidly deconstructed the portfolio to understand the status and technical value of each patent and application, ensuring the portfolio preserved all IP rights.
  • We assisted a client in developing and implementing an industry wide licensing program, which included litigations against two competitors, both of whom ultimately settled on terms more favorable to our client than the standard terms initially offered.
  • For a major consumer products company seeking to enter a competitor’s market, we conducted a study to identify blocking patents and then guided the company through a design process so the resulting product would stand up to litigation attacks.
  • For major medical device client looking to purchase a particular technology, we led the IP diligence on assessing potential acquisition targets, simultaneously guiding client through an internal design process to develop similar patentable technology.
  • We worked with a manufacturer of consumer electronic devices to extend breadth of coverage of its earlier patents to cover de facto industry communication standard.
  • We helped an early-stage startup company build a worldwide patent portfolio, contributing to its valuation of $500M.

Representative Clients