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Possessing a keen understanding of and knowledge in the science and technology sectors, IPLL provides clients counseling in all advanced areas of technology. Our patent law-related services are cutting-edge, and our understanding of technology matters is unsurpassed. Our patent expertise includes patent searching; drafting and filing; prosecution; infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate analyses and opinions; due diligence investigations and analytical reviews; Post Grant Proceedings; conducting complex IP audits; establishing in-house patent




Strategic IP Counseling

IPLL evaluates the business strength of technologies through market segmentation and detailed analyses of relevant systems, products and employed methodologies. We employ the services of leading experts in the relevant technologies as well as experts in damages. In the high technology area, representative industries include electronics, telecommunications, Internet, software, computer hardware, financial services, semiconductors and optical systems. In the sciences industries, representative industries include biotechnology, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Our




Mergers and Acquisitions

IPLL provides counsel and advise on a full range of mergers and acquisitions transactions across multiple industries. For both friendly and hostile M&A matters, ranging from the routine to the highly complex, and across a variety of industries, businesses expect and receive the highest quality skills and experience. We counsel on the structuring, negotiating and implementation of highly complex domestic and cross-border transactions on behalf of a wide range of




Licensing and IP Transactions

IPLL’s intellectual property (IP) transactions lawyers have extensive experience involving the creation, use, licensing and transfer of technology and IP for both domestic and cross-border transactions. We assist all ranges of companies, from startups to multinational corporations, to structure and negotiate sole IP transactions, as well as develop and transact related contractual relationships. Included in our knowledge purview are IP licenses, R&D arrangements, development and co-development relationships, information technology partnerships,




Contracts

IPLL assists startups, hedge funds, research institutions, and global corporations developing efficient and effective contractual infrastructures for new and existing products and services. The key to our success is combining vast knowledge of our clients’ core businesses with cutting edge legal know-how. Our close collaboration with clients permits premium service in procurement, strategizing, commercialization, and co-branding of IP. Our lawyers draft and negotiate a wide spectrum of contracts ranging from




Banking and Finance

Corporate finance and banking are central to IPLL clients. Our banking and finance practice area covers venture capital financing of start-up companies and capital financing for established corporations. Our attorneys have worked with the financial institutions that provide the capital markets expertise required to complete corporate finance transactions. We work with institutional investors, as well as borrowers, lessees, and other capital users, to analyze potential risks and develop both short-range




America Invents Act

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) became law on September 16, 2011, and represents the most comprehensive overhaul of the United States patent system since the Patent Act was enacted in 1952. AIA includes numerous provisions impacting patent litigation, licensing and enforcement, and the provisions become individually effective over the span of several years. With attorneys having many decades of patent prosecution, licensing and litigation experience, IPLL is uniquely qualified




Post Grant Proceedings

Aside from litigation before the federal district courts, the validity of granted U.S. patents may be challenged before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Post grant proceedings are in fact a changing and vibrant area of patent law, as the America Invents Act (AIA)  has changed the landscape for such post grant challenges. Following AIA, the collection of post grant proceedings used to effect patent validity challenges comprises Ex Parte




Trademark and Copyright Litigation

IPLL possesses knowledge and keen experience in all areas of trademark and copyright litigation. We are uniquely well positioned to handle enforcement actions involving anti-counterfeiting; copyrights; cybersquatting; domain names; false advertising; first amendment; information technology; rights of publicity; trademark, service mark and trade dress infringement; mark dilution; unfair advertising; and unfair competition. IPLL also advises clients in disputes involving infringing Internet domain names and cybersquatting through ICANN’s arbitration procedures. Our




Patent Litigation

Building on a reputation for the highest quality first chair patent litigators, and working in cooperation with nationally known litigators serving as our local counsel, IPLL brings extensive expertise in handling complex patent litigations, as well as mediation, arbitration, and other forms of dispute resolution. IPLL’s patent litigators themselves possess advanced technology degrees and industry experience, and collaborate with experts across multiple industries, including Biotechnology, Chemical, Clean and Green Technology,