Our intellectual property professionals specialize in all aspects of domestic and international Legal and Intellectual Property practice. We team with our clients and partners in over 75 countries providing solutions that are tailored to your business needs.
The following practice areas provide an introduction to the varieties of legal counseling and advocacy we will perform for you. Be assured that we will deliver the precisely tailored set of skills and expertise that matches your business and legal needs.
Patents protect your firm’s most valuable assets – its innovations. Our experienced patent prosecutors routinely represent clients in seeking and obtaining patent protection from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and around the word through international filings.
Our firm has attorneys and patent agents who are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and over ninety percent of our attorneys have technical degrees. The firm regularly tracks, develops strategies and reports to clients on important changes in the practice before the PTO in addition to developments in the law that impact patent prosecution.
Patents can and do protect your firm’s novel inventions in these, and many other fields:
- Biotechnology and biomedicine
- Business methods and Finance
- Chemicals and Materials
- Computer hardware and software
- Consumer Electronics
- Internet and web-based technologies
- Mechanical engineering
- Nanotechnology and Lithography
- Semiconductors and MEMS
- Wireless technologies
Because our lawyers and patent agents have technical degrees, we speak your language. We pride ourselves on our ability to work closely with our clients to craft the optimum patent portfolio, in alignment with their business strategy, and proceeding from there to:
- Create and execute comprehensive and strategic patent prosecution strategies—both offensive and defensive
- Draft and negotiate technology licenses
- Counsel on the wide range of business issues that intersect with patent law, including antitrust and allegations of anticompetitive practices
- And finally, launching vigorous and strategically sound licensing and litigation campaigns.
Trademarks protect your identity and brand in the marketplace. For many firms this can be an asset of almost incalculable value. Trademarks and Service marks are indispensable to establishing and maintaining the reputation of your brand, your products, and services, and to providing the competitive distinction that keeps your business above the rest.
Trademark protection and counseling often includes Clearance, Filing, Prosecution, Appeals, Maintenance, and Renewals
Trade dress, like trademark, can be used to protect almost anything that is capable of carrying meaning.
TRADE SECRET COUNSELING AND ENFORCEMENT
Trade secrets are information confidential to your firm, which help you obtain a competitive advantage.
- Technology Licensing
- Brand Licensing Agreements
- Manufacturing and Distribution Agreements
- Joint Venture and Joint Development Agreements
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Seasoned litigators understand that the courtroom is not always the most effective venue for resolving a dispute. Our attorneys take advantage of all avenues to resolve disputes to protect our intellectual property.
ANTI-COUNTERFEITING CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
With a vibrant trademark and anti-counterfeiting practice, we understand that your business’s reputation, brand identity, and good name in the marketplace constitute a crucial competitive distinction in the eyes of your customers.
Copyright law issues have expanded well beyond its classical roots, spanning from electronic books to blogs and social media sites to the reproduction and re-use of online materials to the misappropriation of data.
FALSE ADVERTISING, UNFAIR COMPETITION AND MISAPPROPRIATION
Competitors aggressively vie for the attention and business of customers. When your competitors cross the line into the realm of “false advertising” our attorneys are ready to protect your rights.
Myers Wolin, LLC partners with firms worldwide. We have no borders, neither does your business.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION
When litigation becomes necessary, you need counsel experienced in resolving disputes with minimum disruption and distraction to your business. Our attorney’s recognize that litigation is not the business goal, but a tool that must be used carefully in alignment with our client’s business strategy. Litigation areas include:
- Prosecute and defend patent, trademark, unfair Competition, false advertising, copyright and trade secret claims
- Patent claim construction
- Federal Circuit Appeals
- Fact and expert discovery, depositions, motion practice, and pre-trial procedures
- Trademark Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings
Breach of Contract Litigation
Contracts are a lifeblood of business. Protecting your contract rights may include discovery, depositions, motion practice, and pre-trial procedures