INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

FisherBroyles recognizes that the success of many companies in today’s economy depends upon their ability to create, identify and protect their intellectual property rights.  From high-tech startups to established Fortune 500 companies, FisherBroyles attorneys have assisted their clients in establishing and protecting their intellectual property rights, both in the U.S. and abroad.  Because of our experience working within companies, we can help our clients at all stages in the life cycle of intellectual property, from helping employers ensure that they own the intellectual property work product of their employees and contractors, to helping companies identify new intellectual property they have created, to obtaining formal protection for new brands, ideas and innovations, to defending those valuable property rights from third-party infringers.  Our expertise includes the following offerings:

  • Patent Prosecution and Licensing
  • Trademark Prosecution and Licensing
  • Domestic and International Trademark Portfolio Management
  • Copyright Registration and Licensing
  • Rights management
  • Domain Name Registration
  • Intellectual Property Due Diligence in Transactional Matters
  • Intellectual Property Agreements with Employees and Contractors
  • Trade Secret Agreement
  • Intellectual Property Audits

DISPUTED MATTERS:

  • Infringement Opinions
  • “Design-Around” Assistance
  • Cease-and-Desist Letters
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Proceedings
  • Domain Name Disputes

PATENT PROSECUTION EXPERIENCE:

  • Biotechnology
  • Business Methods
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design Patents
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Medical Devices
  • PCT (International) Filings
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Software