In law, intellectual property (or “IP”) refers to an intangible product of thought or intellectual process that encompasses inventions, ideas, creations, expressions, concepts and brands, the exclusive use of which may be protected by bundles of rights established by law. Most often, IP relates to patents, copyright and trademarks but may also deal with trade secrets, rights of publicity and restrictions on unfair competition.
LICENSING & COMMERCIALIZATION
We assist clients with development of contracts providing for parties’ use of intellectual property, such as software or technology license agreements and we negotiate and administer transactions.
MASTER SERVICE AGREEMENTS
We help clients enter into multi-part agreements for sales, licensing, implementation and development services, system and support services, and project staffing.
Universities and governments enter into transactions to transfer intellectual property, know-how, technologies and methods to create commercial ventures, and we assist clients with negotiating and documenting their rights, title and interest in the venture and its products.
We focus on providing business owners, start-ups, small business and private companies with legal representation in business, corporate, mergers & acquisitions and technology matters, as well as estate planning and personal business services for individuals.
We operate under a streamlined overhead structure and do not have internal billing quotas, which is a dramatic departure from the traditional law firm. As a result, we serve only one master – the client.
We strive to deliver practical and useful services and solutions and apply legal theory to the real world.
In addition to being attorneys, we have worked in banking, financial services, nonprofits and military service. Our expertise and technical aptitude are informed by real life and not limited to fluent lawyer-ese.
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Our mission in life is to provide valuable, useful, practical legal services to businesses and individuals; to help our clients find opportunities in whatever they do; and to be engaged, responsible members of our families and communities.
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