There are few assets more valuable to a company or organization than its intellectual property. The innovations behind one’s intellectual property portfolio drive the creations, products, and processes on which profits and reputations are built. In today’s competitive markets, companies cannot afford costly interruptions and disputes over their intellectual property portfolios so ensuring that their innovations are properly protected is critical. The attorneys in Nixon Peabody’s Intellectual Property (IP) practice help clients protect and exploit the full value of their intellectual property.
Our clients include U.S. and overseas companies of every size, from start-up to the Fortune 500; entrepreneurs; leading academic and research institutions; and individual inventors, in both cutting-edge and established technologies. Our success on their behalf has placed us among the nation’s top firms in the areas of litigation, patents, and trademarks.
We offer comprehensive intellectual property services, bringing sharp legal skills, deep knowledge of technology, and excellent business judgment to every matter. Our aim is to offer consistently exceptional service and maximize our clients’ competitive advantages while minimizing their risks. We help our clients create, obtain, and protect, as well as institute strategies to manage, their intellectual property portfolios.
Intellectual property services
- Patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and trade secret litigation
- Technology commercialization and licensing
- Strategic patent portfolio management services
- Patent procurement
- Patent interference proceedings and new post grant actions before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Comprehensive brand management services, including brand selection, searching, counseling, registration, and enforcement
- Infringement avoidance counseling
- Intellectual property due diligence
- Alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.
International IP protection
In addition to the services we provide in the United States, Nixon Peabody’s International Intellectual Property team regularly seeks intellectual property protection in Europe, Asia, and other areas of the world on behalf of our clients. We are assisted by an extensive, well-established network of relationships with foreign law firms and legal experts. Nixon Peabody’s International Intellectual Property team has established personal, longstanding relationships with companies and attorneys throughout the world, particularly Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Australia, Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France, The Netherlands, and South Africa that help them understand the different local economic and legal motivations that drive companies from each of these jurisdictions. This understanding allows us to provide more personalized service to fit each company’s legal needs.
Our attorneys are active in trade associations serving client industries, and we are recognized legal authorities in many of them. Our patent attorneys and agents have diverse technical backgrounds, and hold degrees in chemical engineering, biotechnology, optical engineering, microelectronics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. Many members of our group have substantial experience as U.S. patent or trademark examiners or as practicing engineers in the commercial sector.
- Attorneys, Tech Transfer Pros Offer Their Take on How to Address New Rules under AIA
Technology Transfer Tactics | March 1, 2013
Boston partner and Patents practice co-leader Ron Eisenstein discusses new key provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA).
- Lawyers See IP Protection Help in U.S. Trade-Secrets Focus
Reuters | February 22, 2013
Chicago Intellectual Property Litigation partner Mark Halligan discusses efforts to combat trade-secret theft.
- Former Kodak Trademark Counsel Stimson Joins Nixon Peabody
Rochester Business Journal | January 16, 2013
This article highlights the arrival of Rochester Brands & Creations counsel David Stimson, former chief trademark counsel of the Eastman Kodak Company.