Intellectual Property

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According to industry and financial experts, more than three-fourths of the value of most sizeable commercial companies of today is in intellectual property assets.  The success and even viability of most businesses and institutions now depend on strategically and effectively identifying, protecting, commercializing, enforcing and defending the use of intellectual property assets. In this context, Gray Reed's lawyers strive to know their clients' businesses and objectives. With that knowledge, and working in a team-like collaboration with their clients, we develop comprehensive strategies and solutions for the myriad of intellectual property issues facing all businesses and institutions of today.

Our clients in the intellectual property realm include manufacturers across a wide range of industries, service industry providers, universities and research institutions, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, software producers, hospitals, financial institutions and funding groups, entrepreneurs, and other developers and users of leading-edge technologies and other IP assets. Our IP clients range from publicly-traded companies to local start-up ventures.

Litigation

The Gray Reed intellectual property litigation team represents parties who are alleged to have infringed the patent, trademark or other intellectual property rights of others, and pursues the claims and remedies of those whose intellectual property rights are infringed.

With known expertise and willingness to fully litigate and handle appellate issues relating to their clients' intellectual property disputes, Gray Reed attorneys aggressively leverage their experience and innovative litigation strategies and techniques, as well as their reputation for litigation and administrative successes, in often obtaining very early-stage, cost-effective and favorable resolutions of their clients' intellectual property challenges. Gray Reed attorneys resolve patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other complex IP litigation issues in the trial and appellate courts throughout the U.S., as well as before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the U.S. International Trade Commission. Our attorneys are equally skilled at achieving favorable outcomes in alternative dispute resolution forums.

IP Protection, Evaluation of IP Portfolio and Freedom to Operate

Gray Reed's IP attorneys, including attorneys registered before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and the Canadian Patent Office, are skilled at identifying and strategically building their clients' intellectual property portfolios for most effectively leveraging patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret-related assets in the global marketplace. Gray Reed attorneys are continually engaged in obtaining patents, trademark and copyright registrations throughout the world, as well as structuring and negotiating IP-related licensing arrangements as well as valuation of corporate IP portfolios. Drawing on their expansive IP litigation experiences to bring from the abstract to the practical, and often teaming with other Gray Reed attorneys from corporate, securities, and other disciplines, our firm's IP attorneys frequently provide merger and acquisition-related due diligence and freedom-to-operate analysis.

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