Patent & Trade Secret
The traditional practice of patent law has been and remains the foundation of Larson Newman. Our patent group has handled thousands of patent applications in a wide range of industries. Our attorneys and agents have substantial legal, business, technical and scientific experience in various technical fields, such as:
As a part of our client-oriented philosophy, our patent attorneys help clients identify and seek patent protection for key ideas that are relevant, detectable, and in line with the client's business strategies. Our comprehensive services include counseling clients on developing and maintaining company-wide patent programs that actually protect their business, products, and technology.
Our patent attorneys are regularly involved with developing and managing domestic and international patent portfolios, preparing validity and infringement analyses, and conducting patent and intellectual property audits. A number of our attorneys are also active in M&A support and the licensing and cross-licensing of intellectual property portfolios.
TRADE SECRET LAW:
Larson Newman attorneys provide counseling to clients seeking to protect their own trade secrets and clients hoping to avoid any innocent exposure to the trade secrets of another.
We work with trade secrets owners to both identify trade secrets and to establish and maintain comprehensive programs designed to protect the identified trade secrets. Our expertise goes beyond program development and includes drafting and negotiating confidentiality agreements as well as enforcement.
We also work with those seeking to avoid the trade secrets rights of others when developing new products or when hiring from competitors. Our goal is to help these clients put structures in place that minimize the risk of contamination and maximize ones ability to defend against misappropriation claims.