Effectively managing intellectual property (IP) requires a business-centric, collaborative approach that comes from a deep understanding of business goals, the overall IP portfolio and the nature of the IP asset. Our team is equipped to help you define and protect your innovations, branding or creative works through the creation, implementation, transfer and litigation of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.
We will work closely with you to guide and support your objectives throughout the process. As experienced intellectual property attorneys, we understand the intersection between law and technology and we have experience working closely with multinational companies, manufacturers, franchises and small and medium sized businesses. We have also represented individual entrepreneurs, startups and creators in a wide range of industries. Our goal is for you to achieve optimal success in an ever-changing market, no matter the industry, IP type or business strategy.
Our attorneys have a diverse set of experiences working with intellectual property matters in a variety of industries. Some of these industries include aerospace and defense, mechanical devices, electrical and electromechanical technologies, industrial manufacturing, including converting, packaging, agricultural and construction equipment, medical devices, biotechnology, consumer products, chemical and materials technologies, including coatings, engineered materials, additive manufacturing metallurgy and alloy compositions, control systems and robotics and heat transfer technology. We also serve businesses in hospitality, finance and insurance, retail, personal care and fitness, home services, food products, educational IP branding and licensing, non-medical homecare and cannabis industries.
We have also worked closely with in-house counsel for multinational firms to execute specific strategies or handled the overall IP strategy and IP portfolio for growing start-ups, franchises, inventors and small to mid-sized businesses.
Our skilled attorneys have experience in a broad range of intellectual property matters including:
- U.S. and foreign patent prosecution and counseling
- U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution and counseling
- Patent and trademark portfolio management
- Patent clearances
- Trademark clearances
- Design patents and trade dress
- Noninfringement and invalidity opinions
- Post grant proceedings in the Patent and Trademark Office
- Counseling and registration of copyrighted materials
- Creating strategies and drafting documents for transactional matters including licensing and transfer of intellectual property assets
- Assessment of company technology and IP asset due diligence
- Counseling on appropriate and effective intellectual property strategies
- Preparation of confidentiality, non-analysis, non-compete and consulting agreements
- Advising and drafting joint development, joint venture and strategic alliance agreements
Intellectual Property Disputes and Litigation
When disputes and lawsuits arise, our intellectual property attorneys and litigators work with you to develop a resolution that takes your unique business needs into consideration. With six intellectual property attorneys, including three registered U.S. patent attorneys and a team of commercial litigation trial attorneys, we are prepared to handle routine and complex cases that can arise from all types of IP disputes.
When a case needs to be tried, we are able to assist or lead in formulating litigation strategy, witness selection and preparation, oral arguments, depositions, document production and drafting legal memoranda and motions. Our shareholders, many of whom have more than 25 years of trial experience, contribute an excess of 400 jury trials to our team. Our litigation team also includes Hon. Lawrence F. Stengel (Ret.) who has handled thousands of cases, including many intellectual property-related cases, such as patent, copyright, trademark, anti-trust, trade secret, ANDA/Hatch Waxman and unfair competition cases.
Access to a full-service team
When partnering with us, you partner with a team of lawyers who are recognized leaders in their fields. Saxton & Stump is a multi-disciplinary law firm, which allows our Intellectual Property clients to leverage attorneys and consultants who are well-versed in their respective focus areas.
Saxton & Stump’s Business, Corporate and Tax group can assist in general business matters, forming a new business, business succession planning, financing, governance documents and contract reviews. We have a team of experienced Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) attorneys who can assist with the purchase and sale of businesses and their assets. Our team is also able to leverage our Labor and Employment team who represent and counsel entities of all sizes and types including healthcare organizations, manufacturers, retailers and service industry businesses. Should business-related disputes arise, our Commercial Litigation is also able to pursue an efficient resolution that takes into account our client’s business goals. Our team also works closely with our Franchising, Licensing and Distribution attorneys on the many IP and business opportunities available through those business models.
Saxton & Stump also has a strategic partnership with Palq IP, an IP and business consulting firm that helps small and mid-sized companies, entrepreneurs, inventors and creators access strategic business and IP consulting services through tailored equity, fee, licensing or royalty arrangements. The approach also allows clients to access business consulting services focused on strategic direction and growth.