Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual Property Law

DMP&H’s Intellectual Property attorneys are well versed in patent drafting, prosecution and enforcement, technology transfers, patent acquisitions, trademark prosecution and enforcement, and the protection of trade secrets and copyrights. We advise our clients on copyright matters and assist in obtaining federal copyright registrations in addition to drafting and negotiating license agreements and assignments related to copyright and trademark rights. Each patent and trademark attorney at DMP&H is prepared to counsel our clients on preventive measures to protect their intellectual property and corrective procedures that may be needed in the case their intellectual property has been compromised.

Patents


Every patent attorney at DMP&H is aware of the attention to detail that is required when it comes to patents. Our services include:

  • Providing patentability searches and opinions
  • Counseling clients regarding the proper protection of patents
  • Drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications, both in the United States and foreign countries
  • Ascertaining ownership of patents
  • Preparing patent licenses
  • Determining if new products infringe the patent rights of others

Trademarks


A brand is one of a company’s most valuable assets. Protecting a brand involves the registration and enforcement of its trademark. Trademark attorneys at DMP&H perform trademark searches, register trademarks, and provide opinions on registration at both the state and federal level.

Our intellectual property law group prepares trademark licenses and counsels clients on proper trademark use and policing techniques to protect their trademark.

Copyrights


Creative works such as books, music, films, computer programs, computer games and photographs can be protected under the law through the proper use of copyright.  Our attorneys at DMP&H counsel clients on the registration procedures required for that protection.

Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition


To protect valuable trade secret assets, DMP&H provides clients with employment contracts and consulting arrangements that cover the maintenance of confidentiality. We also prepare licensing and assignment agreements for trade secret information.

Our intellectual property group is comprised of a team of copyright and other specialized attorneys including two licensed patent attorneys.  Our team employs a diverse combination of skills and experience in addressing our clients’ intellectual property and unfair competition needs at all stages.