In today’s world, IP can be both a source of huge potential revenue and huge exposure. Properly managed, IP can generate revenue by enabling market exclusivity and/or licensing programs. Litigation initiated by third parties can result in large defense costs and potentially catastrophic damage exposure. We work to develop strategies that optimize revenue and manage exposure so that your business can grow and prosper. Attention to detail and decades of experience enable us to guide clients through the maze of options and choices inherent in managing IP.
IP is often seen as a sword whose primary use is to ensure market dominance. That dominance can be achieved by litigation and/or threats of litigation to prevent patent and trade secret infringement, protect brand identity, and prevent misappropriation of copyrighted works. Our litigators have the experience and expertise to enforce your IP. Many of the firm’s senior litigators are routinely recognized in the prestigious Best Lawyers in America and Chambers publications. We successfully resolve cases against some of the biggest and best known law firms in venues across the country. We analyze the issues carefully, identify the critical questions early on, and move the case toward resolution. If offensive use of your IP portfolio is what you have in mind, contact to our senior litigation partners.
In order to execute an offensive litigation strategy, you must first have an IP portfolio to work with. Our prosecutors can help you efficiently identify those aspects of your technology and product base that drive your current and future market positions, and protect those assets with effective IP. Workman Nydegger was recently selected as one of the top ten patent law firms in the U.S. by Intellectual Property Today. The firm was number 8 among 249 firms reviewed, based on the quality and quantity of the patents we have obtained for our clients. For the last five years running, the firm has been included in the Fortune 500 List of Go-To Law Firms. The skill sets that have landed us on these lists can help you build an effective IP portfolio.
While offensive use of IP is certainly important, use of IP as a defensive shield can be of equal value. In industries where there are many patents, having a quiver full of sharp arrows can serve as a serious deterrent to would-be plaintiffs. If litigation is filed against you, a well developed IP portfolio can be used as a powerful bargaining chip. Such a portfolio also enhances the value of your company to potential merger or acquisition suitors. Our prosecutors have expertise in a wide variety of technologies, including hardware and software applications, telecommunications, semiconductor devices, satellite tracking systems, life sciences, microbiology, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical and dental devices, nanocatalysts, mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, alternative energy methods and systems, among others. We can put this expertise to work for you.