Shipman & Goodwin’s full-service Intellectual Property practice advises companies of all sizes, at all stages of development and in a wide range of industries on how best to manage the unique intellectual property needs of their businesses. Whether providing general counseling to a startup company or representing a national corporation in a complex litigation, our attorneys are able to navigate the complexities and nuances of the law based on our business knowledge, technical skills and experience.
First and foremost, our accomplished attorneys possess a deep understanding of the critical role a company’s intellectual property plays in its success -- from its brand, to its products, to its customers, to its competitive place in the marketplace. We combine this with our extensive knowledge of intellectual property rights and experience handling a wide variety of intellectual property transactions and litigation to help our clients identify, acquire, secure, maintain and defend their intellectual property assets.
In the areas of intellectual property acquisition, protection and litigation, we counsel clients on trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, patent licensing and technology transfer. Our experience includes due diligence and audits; technology developments; outsourcing; systems integration; website development and hosting; and distance learning. We also negotiate and draft licensing and ownership transfer agreements; consulting agreements; proprietary rights and invention assignment agreements; R&D agreements; and non-disclosure and non-competition agreements.
When disputes or other claims arise, we work to resolve them with whatever methods minimize risk and make the most sense for a client’s business, whether it be mediation, arbitration, negotiating a settlement or litigating a case in court.
Our experience extends to most categories of technologies and products, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, genetics, medical devices, electronic and telecommunication devices.