Curtis’ Intellectual Property Group combines the skills of intellectual property specialists and members of the Firm’s other practice groups to promote the intellectual property interests of clients in corporate and cross-border commercial transactions, litigation and arbitration. Private and publicly traded businesses in a wide range of sectors rely on Curtis to manage their trademarks and maximize the value of their intellectual property portfolios worldwide.
Protecting clients’ intellectual property
Clients benefit from Curtis’ decades of combined experience identifying risks and securing optimal protection of their rights in order to safeguard intellectual property on a global scale. Curtis lawyers help clients obtain pre-market clearance and protection of trademarks and new products, and are effective advocates in identifying and addressing intellectual property issues in mergers, acquisitions and restructurings, as well as in drafting and negotiating licenses and transfers of IP assets.
Members of the IP group are skilled in various technical disciplines and are able to provide sophisticated legal advice in sectors such as computer software, financial services, advertising, media and entertainment, and medical devices and pharmaceuticals, including Hatch-Waxman issues. Curtis lawyers possess significant experience in the technology industry, where they advise start-ups and major corporations on the full range of internet and information technology, including data privacy, open source software, block chain, domain names, keyword advertising, social networking and DMCA compliance.
Experienced IP litigators
When intellectual property disputes arise, clients value Curtis’ significant litigation experience. We routinely represent clients in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, cyber piracy and counterfeiting disputes in federal and state courts, before administrative tribunals such as the TTAB, PTAB and ITC, and arbitral panels throughout the world.