Intellectual Property

The value of intellectual property cannot be overstated.

Stevens & Lee understands that intellectual property is inextricably tied to a client’s business, and oftentimes to their strategic edge in the global marketplace. Backed by a team of experienced IP professionals, our singular goal is to help clients maximize and protect the value of their business-critical assets to succeed in today’s dynamic economy. We represent clients of all sizes, from individual innovators to Fortune 500 companies spanning a range of industries and emerging markets.

Our IP practice is full-service and offers a complete compendium of services designed to assist clients at every stage of the IP process:

  • Development and strategy: helping clients identify and pursue new and existing IP assets that can be protected, and leveraging our skill and insights in acquiring, building and managing patent, trademark and copyright portfolios both domestically and internationally
  • Registration: preparing, filing and prosecuting the appropriate applications with the USPTO, the U.S. Copyright Office and global patent and trademark offices
  • Management: overseeing, renewing and policing existing patent, trademark and copyright rights
  • Litigation and protection: protecting or defending our clients’ IP rights in litigation in federal district and appellate courts across the county, before the International Trade Commission and in administrative proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Monetization: helping our clients derive the financial benefits of their IP rights through licensing and merger and acquisition transactions

We also provide strategic counsel and litigation capabilities in the areas of false advertising, unfair competition, trade secrets and anti-counterfeiting.

We serve a range of clients, from publicly listed corporations and franchisors to entrepreneurial start-ups and individuals, across industries that include manufacturing, medical technology, computer science, telecommunications, metering, AI, pharmaceuticals, LEDs and semiconductors, fashion and apparel, food processing, entertainment and hospitality, among others. And the breadth of our services and counsel is uniquely situated – our IP group is backed by the full weight of The Stevens & Lee Companies, which combines our IP experience with the capabilities of a full-service law firm, investment bank, financial advisory firm and more.