General Intellectual Property (“IP”) Counseling is often the most valuable service that the Firm offers. Almost every client will have a multitude of IP issues, including many that a client may not have considered before. The Firm prides itself on a comprehensive approach to IP that provides clients with a broad understanding of their IP considerations and options.
When addressing any IP issue, the Firm’s attorneys take a genuine interest in learning about the client and a wide range of surrounding facts and circumstances. Based upon that familiarity, in addition to addressing the particular IP matter at hand, the Firm routinely provides a larger review of related issues, the client’s overall IP landscape, an array of recommendations, cautionary notes, and a full explanation of the IP rights and options to enable the client to make informed decisions. For example, an initial client meeting about a Patent for a new product may result in discussions about quieting IP ownership issues with an outside engineer, drafting a non-disclosure agreement to introduce the product to prospective buyers, and applying to register a Trademark for the product. As the relationship develops over time and the client’s needs evolve, further General IP Counseling may reach issues of Copyright protection for product images, the need for employee non-compete agreements, critical contractual terms with a website developer, and the best approaches to securing International IP before critical deadlines. This holistic approach is designed to provide all clients with the benefit of the Firm’s decades of experience as IP counsel to entrepreneurs, small businesses, leading corporations, and research universities in the U.S. and worldwide, across a broad range of industries and technologies.
For more information about guiding your business through IP issues, please email or telephone. We look forward to being of service.