With degrees and industry experience in biosciences, chemistry, physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, and engineering, computer science and animal sciences, Husch Blackwell’s intellectual property attorneys understand complex technologies. We relate our individual expertise specifically to the industries that we serve and apply it broadly to various aspects of intellectual property (IP) law.
Our team has expertise in all areas of intellectual property law, including:
We try cases in popular IP venues across the country and in the courts of appeals, including the Federal Circuit, with a proven track record of accomplishments. Our trial teams comprise seasoned lawyers and true intellectual property litigators with experience in trials, Markman hearings and contentious motion practice, and appeals. We also are at the forefront of the new post-grant procedures at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) following implementation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and have been involved in a number of the early inter partes review and other post-grant proceedings. Our experience also includes actions at the International Trade Commission, U.S. Customs Service, Federal Trade Commission, Food and Drug Administration and other agencies.
Counseling and Licensing
Whether deciding which marks to license or maintaining your existing portfolio, we have the knowledge and expertise to provide wise counsel and to help you monetize your intellectual property assets. We have extensive experience negotiating technology licenses involving patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets and have managed worldwide licensing negotiations of intellectual property portfolios for clients, including negotiation of numerous licenses as part of the settlement of infringement cases.
We also offer a full slate of transactional services to support your business and technology objectives, including conducting searches and providing advice on registration availability; creating due diligence reviews and portfolio audits designed to determine value and interpret risk; developing maintenance schedules and assisting with all necessary filings; and preparing and negotiating various agreements such as nondisclosure, confidentiality, website hosting and noncompetes.