International and Domestic Intellectual Property Strategic Counseling and Management

How do we secure the strongest possible patents for our innovations, given the recent changes in the patent law? . . . Before we invest R&D funding, what is the patent landscape for this technology?. . . Should we consider purchasing this patent portfolio being offered through a patent broker or auction house? . . . How do we find the right patents to purchase?. . . How does the due diligence evaluation change if the offering company is in Israel or Taiwan? . . . Should we license IP from our competitor or purchase the company? . . . How do we determine the value of our company’s intellectual property portfolio in preparation for our IPO?. . . As a German manufacturer, do our imported products infringe these U.S. method patents? How do we find licensees for our IP?

These are the questions that we help our clients answer every day. Our team of more than seventy intellectual property attorneys and patent agents provide tailored guidance for all types of IP portfolios including, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. We prepare and prosecute patent applications and provide expert advice in a full range of technologies including computer hardware and software, semiconductors, biological sciences, chemical engineering, telecommunications, and mechanical engineering.

Our team routinely provides solutions in a wide variety of complex IP matters including comprehensive due diligence analysis, complete IP audits, the development of cost-effective enforcement strategy, skilled negotiation of portfolio sales or purchase, and counsel in portfolio development. Our services also include the preparation, prosecution, and management of corporate patent and trademark portfolios ranging in size from less than ten to more than one thousand domestic and foreign assets; patent validity assessments; freedom to practice assessments; prosecution history studies; portfolio value mining; license drafting and negotiations; and post-grant appeals and challenges. Haynes and Boone has the experience and legal skills to address both routine and highly unique IP issues. At all times, we are mindful of the need to customize our analysis and service for our client’s particular industry, developmental stage, budget, and individual goals.