Intellectual Property


Practice Contacts

We recognize that in today’s marketplace, technology and intellectual property (IP) play a critical role in business strategies and can significantly impact success or failure for businesses of all sizes and in all fields of endeavor. Our clients require expert counsel and our attorneys provide intellectual property prosecution, transactional, and litigation legal services for businesses in all industry sectors. Our attorneys ardently represent the interests of our clients in state and federal courts nationwide, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and U.S. Copyright Office. We also engage with intellectual property firms around the world to extend the protection available to our clients.

A Tailored Approach

From basement start-ups to successful publicly-held companies and from media personalities to manufacturers, our attorneys help maximize clients’ investments in innovation, branding, and creative expressions by prosecuting, developing, and managing U.S. and international patent, trademark, and copyright portfolios. We assist our clients in leveraging these intellectual property assets through negotiation of intellectual property transfer, license, strategic alliance, and other agreements that drive revenue. We also offer individualized training programs on enhancing brand recognition and protecting against intellectual property infringement claims.

While we strive to provide our clients with the most viable business solutions possible, we recognize that there are times when litigation is either unavoidable or may very well be the best option. Our attorneys work closely with clients both to enforce and defend against patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret claims.  Our team has the extensive capabilities necessary to quickly and effectively litigate when business resolutions are not feasible.

Areas of Representation

  • Prosecuting, enforcing, and defending patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
  • Intellectual property and technology transactions including transfer, licensing, distribution, cloud services, OEM, professional services, and many others
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Internet, social media, and e-commerce deployment and risk mitigation
  • Regulatory approval and compliance
  • Business counsel

Client Management Philosophy

We understand the critical role of intellectual property in our client’s success. Always mindful of our client’s expectations for cost-effective and efficient services, our attorneys strive to exceed those expectations while optimizing client benefits and reducing client risk.

At SmithAmundsen, your innovation is our focus.



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