Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the intellect for which a monopoly is assigned to designated owners by law.Intellectual property rights (IPRs) are the protections granted to the creators of IP, and include trademarks, copyright, patents, industrial design rights, and in some jurisdictions trade secrets. Artistic works including music and literature, as well as discoveries, inventions, words, phrases, symbols, and designs can all be protected as intellectual property.
If your company is considering litigation, a new line of business, the development of an innovative product, mining its portfolio, or licensing or selling patents, you need to understand your current legal and business position, risks, and options. Hulsey IP provides the information and guidance to help you make the right choices for your business.
We regularly render opinions ranging from a single opinion on a specific patent to providing long-term, ongoing counseling on complex patent portfolios or litigation. We routinely address patent validity, enforceability, misuse, design-around issues, licensing potential, IP contract construction and enforcement, and export controls. We regularly partner with our clients’ legal, business, and technical staff to identify the potential for risk and reward, from idea to revenue-generating portfolios.
In addition to transactional counseling, we routinely advise clients on pre-litigation strategies. Our extensive litigation experience gives us firsthand insight into the various types of arguments opponents may raise. Combining our litigation and IP transactional experience allows us to help guide our clients to favorable settlements of disputes before or during litigation.