Working side-by-side with our clients, we leverage every possible IP-related opportunity to maximize revenue and accomplish their business objectives.
Who we are
Intellectual property laws, and the competitive landscape in many industries, are shifting rapidly. Now more than ever, attorneys need to bring not only sharp legal skills, but also a deep knowledge of technology, and excellent industry-specific business judgment to every matter.
There are few assets more valuable than your intellectual property. Effective navigation in an increasingly competitive market has never been more important. Protecting your innovations and minimizing costly disputes and interruptions to your business are essential to generate revenue and stay a step ahead of your competition.
We understand that our clients’ innovations serve as the foundation for building strong companies and reputations. We help clients stay abreast of the ever-changing U.S. patent system, monitor rapidly shifting social media trends that impact our clients’ brands, intimately understand our clients’ competitive landscape, and vigorously defend our clients’ IP rights.
Who we work with
- Cutting edge technology companies
- Consumer product and services companies
- Life science companies
- Leading universities and academic medical centers
- Nautilus Standard Used by CAFC to Overturn Pre-Nautilus Patent Indefiniteness Judgment
BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal | March 11, 2015
Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen and Chicago IP Counseling
& Transactions partner Paul Kitch discuss the Federal Circuit’s precedential
opinion reversing a district court's judgment of patent claim invalidity for
indefiniteness since the Supreme Court's Nautilus decision.
- Lawyers Weigh in on High Court Claim Construction Ruling
Law360 | January 20, 2015
Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen and Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to cast aside the Federal Circuit's long-standing rule that all district court claim construction rulings must be reviewed anew on appeal.
- Pinterest Squeezes Travel Startup in Trademark Row
The Recorder | January 16, 2015
San Francisco IP Counseling & Transactions partner Marlene Williams is
quoted among industry sources discussing the trademark battle between Pinterest