Practice Areas

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




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,




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




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




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




ITC Section 337 Litigation

While Section 337 investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) are not known in common parlance, they are all too familiar to multinational corporations. The ITC has the power to order U.S. Customs and Border Protection to exclude the infringing articles from entry into the U.S., and may also issue a cease and desist order prohibiting the respondent from selling infringing articles that have already been imported. For this




Trademarks and Advertising

IPLL’s trademarks and advertising practice area offers lawyers with exceptional experience in client intellectual property and business issues. Our areas of coverage include anti-counterfeiting reviews, audits of portfolios, cancellations, clearance searches and opinions, docketing, domain name acquisitions, domain name enforcement and resolution, due diligence analysis for business consolidation, licensing agreements, litigation in federal and state courts, maintenance, renewals, oppositions, preparation and filing of new applications, prosecution of existing applications before




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,




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




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