Practice Areas

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




Life Sciences

Rapid technical advances and an increasing regulatory burden pose opportunities and challenges for the life science industry. Combining legal and technological expertise, IPLL’s experienced attorneys help clients succeed in this changing industry environment across all relevant disciplines. With a clear understanding of how patents fit into a company’s overall business model and commercial strategy, IPLL assists clients with developing and monetizing their patent portfolios, creating an IP strategy that aligns




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




Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) Litigation

In order for a generic drug pharmaceutical manufacturer to enter the market before the expiration of a patent covering an FDA-approved drug or method of treatment, it must file an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) and a Paragraph IV certification under the Hatch-Waxman Act. The certification alleges that the applicable patent listed in the FDA’s list entitled “Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations,” the so-called Orange Book, is invalid




Trade Secrets Litigation

At no other time in history have trade secrets been so vital to the making or breaking of a company. Modern firms, from startups to multinationals, face new challenges daily, as the speed of information exchange itself accelerates to keep up with technology shifts, changing trends and competitive challenge. Yet, as swiftly as companies must exchange information to stay in the game, so may competitive advantages built on years of




Intellectual Property Litigation

IPLL’s intellectual property (IP) litigation practice covers all aspects of intellectual property disputes. Included categories are complex and Patent Litigation, Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) Litigation, ITC Section 337 Litigation, Trade Secret Litigation, and Trademark and Copyright Litigation. Our IP litigators are also adept at Post Grant Proceedings, particularly in view of the changes to America Invents Act. In patents, our counsel have successfully represented clients in Ex Parte Reexamination




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




Intellectual Property

IPLL’s intellectual property practice area includes attorneys and legal assistants with multiple decades of IP experience who have distinguished themselves in the profession. Holding advanced degrees and bringing years of industry experience in cutting-edge scientific disciplines, our counsel have represented clients throughout the world in IP procurement, prosecution, registration, licensing, technology transfer and litigation. As counsel, we are partners with high technology, life sciences and media corporations to secure and




Copyrights

IPLL’s copyrights practice is committed to the core principle that our attorneys create value for their clients’ copyrightable works. Grounded in solid foundations in all venues of intellectual property, our counsel provide leadership in comprehending, protecting and monetizing the works of our authors and artists. A few areas of IPLL’s coverage are copyrightability, fair use, ownership, copyright collateral pledges, licensing, corporate copyright policy, copyrights in contracts and corporate partnerships, advertising




Trade Secrets

As the global marketplace has expanded in size, the speed of communications has brought business closer together. Combined with an ever competitive marketplace and ever more mobile employees, the speed of business transactions and wide-spread dissemination of information has exceeded the even lofty expectations. With these changes have concurrently come both the need to protect corporate confidences, and the necessity to ward of hostile challenge. Protecting theft of trade secrets