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Intellectual Property

Achieving your intellectual property goals.

Husch Blackwell helps clients develop and preserve their intellectual property (IP) to maximize profits and secure a competitive edge. Our team has more than 100 intellectual property attorneys with tremendous experience in IP acquisition, maintenance, protection, enforcement, litigation and commercialization. We partner with universities, research facilities, companies of all sizes and individuals to turn their innovations into industry.

Our IP attorneys understand complex technologies, and they have prepared and prosecuted thousands of patents and trademarks across a wide range of industries. To accommodate clients’ need for global enforcement and protection, our team has assembled an international network of more than 300 associate firms in 120 countries. A Husch Blackwell attorney has worked directly and personally with every law firm in the network. 

Articles | October 2019
Trademark Considerations for Startups
Blog | August 01, 2019
The USPTO is Taking Filings Online
Blog | April 09, 2019
Protecting Your Startup's Brand
Articles | February-March 2019
Protecting Your Brand: Trademark Considerations for Startups

Husch Blackwell associate Myers Dill outlines key points about trademarks that startups should consider.

Articles | November 13, 2018
Law360 Expert Analysis: Consider Potential Risks Of Scraping Publicly Available Data

Kris Kappel and Liam Reilly discuss data scraping, a technical means for gathering and copying targeted data from a website or other database, in an article for Law360.

Articles | October 13, 2018
Silicon Prairie News Ensmarten Saturday: International IP issues for startups

Beau Jackson outlines recommendations and considerations innovators should consider regarding international IP law. 

Blog | October 05, 2018
International IP Issues for Startups
Articles | July 26, 2018
IPWatchdog: For Design Patent Owners (and Alleged Infringers), The Third Time is Not a Charm

Michael Annis and Myers Dill discuss how well-crafted design patents can offer broad protections against even slight infringements by competitors.

Articles | June 01, 2018
IP Watchdog: TC Heartland Update: Federal Circuit decides ZTE and Bigcommerce

Erin Knese, Philip Segrest & Steve Holtshouser explore some recent Federal Circuit decisions that clarify venue issues in patent cases.

Blog | November 09, 2017
Will “Oil States” Upend IPRs?
Blog | November 07, 2017
Milwaukee Start Up Week 2017
Webinar | June 30, 2020
Trademark and Copyright Issues in the COVID-19 Era

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

Seminars | December 4, 2019
Annual Intellectual Property Seminar
Speaking Engagements | March 14, 2019
Panelist, Intellectual Property for Agriculture and Plants
Speaking Engagements | March 9, 2019
Speaker, Impact Innovation Forum
Speaking Engagements | October 16, 2018, October 17, 2017, and October 18, 2016
Speaker, "Ask a Lawyer: Copyright and Other Legal Considerations for Artists," Omaha Creative Institute, Omaha, NE
Speaking Engagements | September 28, 2018
Speaker, Missouri Bar, 2018 Annual Meeting
Seminars | November 8, 2017
Annual Intellectual Property Law Seminar
Media Mentions | January 15, 2020
Patently O: Cancelling a Covenant-Not-To-Sue
News Releases | January 10, 2020
Husch Blackwell Secures Federal Circuit Victory for Nidec Motor

The case involved complex applications of Illinois contract law to intellectual property licensing agreements.

News Releases | January 07, 2020
Husch Blackwell Wins Patent Dispute over Mortgage Loan Application Technology

The victory on behalf of Meridianlink represents the third time in the last couple of years that Telscher has led a trial team to victory on Alice grounds.

News Releases | October 30, 2019
Malia Rogers Joins Husch Blackwell's Data Privacy and Intellectual Property Teams

Rogers focuses on a broad range of privacy and cybersecurity issues and provides counsel to numerous clients on issues regarding California Consumer Privacy Act compliance.

Media Mentions | October 16, 2019
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 10/16/19
News Releases | October 02, 2019
Nicole Bashor Joins Husch Blackwell's Chicago-Based Intellectual Property Team

Bashor provides strategic legal counsel at all stages of technology development and routinely manages and maintains large patent portfolios on an international basis with aggregate values of over $20 billion.

News Releases | October 01, 2019
Benchmark Litigation's 2020 Edition Recognizes 33 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

The firm also received Benchmark’s “Highly Recommended” ranking in Missouri and Wisconsin and its “Recommended” ranking in Nebraska.

News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | April 29, 2019
Chambers USA 2019 Ranks Husch Blackwell in 10 Areas of Law; 33 Attorneys Recognized

Attorneys in 10 offices across the firm's footprint are recognized in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA

News Releases | February 26, 2019
Husch Blackwell Prevails in Third Straight IPR for Cascades

PTAB had previously determined that Essity’s asserted patents were invalid because their claims were anticipated by prior art or obvious.

News Releases | December 10, 2018
Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership
News Releases | November 14, 2018
Thomson Reuters' Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2018 Names 58 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

Husch Blackwell has 58 attorneys in the 2018 edition of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Media Mentions | October 26, 2018
Kansas City Business Journal: See Kansas City's Best of the Bar for 2018

Four Husch Blackwell attorneys were selected to the Kansas City Business Journal's 2018 "Best of the Bar."

Media Mentions | September 26, 2018
Legaltech News: The GDPR Created a 'Wild West' for Website Domain Registration

Caroline Chicoine is quoted regarding concerns with the recently implemented General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Media Mentions | September 20, 2018
Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs (9/20/18)

Rudy Telscher, Kara Fussner and Steve Holtshouser are recognized as "Legal Lions" by Law360 for the week ending September 21, 2018.

Media Mentions | September 04, 2018
Ladue News: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri's For The Common Good Awards Luncheon

Shannon Peters receives the John R. Essner Young Lawyer of the Year Award from Legal SErvices of Eastern Missouri as part of its "For the Common Good" award series.

Media Mentions | August 21, 2018
Patently O: USPTO China IP Roadshow at the University of Iowa College of Law

David Gerasimow will speak on the panel "Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in the U.S." during the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's China Intellectual Property Roadshow on August 28, 2018.

News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

Media Mentions | June 08, 2018
Law360: Facebook Slams Emerson's Attempt To See BladeRoom Deal (log-in required)

Husch Blackwell’s representation of Emerson in high-profile IP litigation is highlighted.

News Releases | May 03, 2018
Chambers USA 2018 Ranks Husch Blackwell in 10 Areas of Law; 37 Attorneys Recognized

Husch Blackwell is well represented in the 2018 Chambers USA directory.

News Releases | April 19, 2018
Husch Blackwell Launches
Initial Coin Offering Team

The firm’s interdisciplinary, cross-office group of ICO lawyers will address the evolving legal challenges associated with this innovative instrument and capital-raising option.

Media Mentions | March 19, 2018
Danforth Center Roots and Shoots Blog: Venture Cafe Night - Going Global

Matt Diehr and Mike Annis discuss trade secrets and information protection programs at National Ag Day program focusing on innovation.

Media Mentions | March 01, 2018
2018 NLJ Intellectual Property Trailblazer--Rudy Telscher

Rudy Telscher describes what led him as an electrical engineer to the study of patent law.

News Releases | March 01, 2018
Telscher Named National Law Journal IP Trailblazer

Rudy Telscher is noted as one of the country's premier intellectual property litigators.

Media Mentions | January 29, 2018
SportsHandle: The NBA Has Zero Legal Claim to One Percent of Sports Bets

Rudy Telscher comments on the National Basketball Association’s claim to a piece of sports wagering.

News Releases | January 25, 2018
Six Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Coffey, Hayes, Manzo, White, Dlugosz, and Wezowski land on Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Media Mentions | November 16, 2017
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 11/16/17

The Missouri Bar Association highlights Mary Pat Carl's arrival at the firm and the team of Husch Blackwell lawyers who won the 2017 August Steinhilber Award for “Best Brief” from the Education Law Association (ELA).

Testimonials Jamie Hawken, Vice President and General Manager, Utility Concrete Products LLC

"The advice and service that we get from Husch Blackwell are second to none. We work with several other firms for matters outside of intellectual property, and the experience just simply is not the same. Most importantly, the Husch Blackwell team offers the one thing that all clients are ultimately looking for in an attorney: SUCCESS."

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Testimonials Client Feedback, Chambers USA 2019

"The team provides quick and accurate assessments of case issues, allowing us to make informed decisions. What stands out to us is this team puts the client’s interest first and works to get the best outcome possible."

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