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Intellectual Property Counseling

Mapping out IP strategies.

In helping clients protect and manage intellectual property (IP) assets, Husch Blackwell pays close attention to details while never losing sight of the big picture. With client business and technology objectives clearly in mind, we advise on the pros and cons of IP strategies involving patents and trademarks; joint ventures; and transfers and licenses. 

Once a strategy is developed, our team counsels clients on which assets to protect, conducting searches and advising on registration availability. We develop portfolio maintenance schedules and assist with all necessary filings for patents, trademarks, copyrights, domain names, licenses and agreements. We prepare and negotiate agreements such as nondisclosure, confidentiality, website hosting and noncompetes. And we provide watch services for all forms of intellectual property worldwide.

Representative Experience

  • Counseled a manufacturer of form, fill and seal-type packaging machines with all of its intellectual property matters, including patent prosecution, trademark guidance, licensing and intellectual property infringement matters.
  • Provided a due diligence analysis of the company’s patents, trademarks, copyrights and domain names worldwide to military equipment maker Eagle Industries before it was sold. Eagle’s strong patent and trademark portfolio and its ability to retain market share in the key sector of the advanced technology market greatly increased the overall value of the company during its acquisition by ATK, an aerospace and defense corporation.
  • Prepared and obtained utility patents for mutant marigolds developed by a horticultural company for use as coloring agents in food products and as crucial components of dietary supplements.
  • Represented global engineering firm as it sold one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries to a group of employees who were leaving the company to run the wholly-owned subsidiary as a separate and standalone company, including negotiating five intellectual property agreements.
News Releases | July 11, 2022
Tom Miller Joins Husch Blackwell's Intellectual Property Group

Veteran intellectual property lawyer Tom Miller has joined Husch Blackwell as a partner in its Milwaukee office and Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry group.

News Releases | April 01, 2022
Husch Blackwell Adds Two Healthcare Partners to Virtual Office

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Lisa T. Thomas and Bryan Stewart have joined the firm’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education industry group as partners.

Media Mentions | October 18, 2021
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