Intellectual property law protects inventions, designs, trade names, and other original works. Whether dealing with high-tech products or the marketing materials that promote them, at Wick Phillips, we know how the law affects your intellectual property, and we also understand how intellectual property rights and disputes can impact your business. Our team of intellectual property attorneys balance their legal experience with business insight to provide comprehensive and strategic counseling for every type of intellectual property matter—from the procurement of intellectual property rights to litigation.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Our team has represented clients in dozens of intellectual property lawsuits, involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. We have particular expertise in representing clients in patent infringement actions in federal courts, representing both patent owners and accused infringers. In all intellectual property litigation matters, we immediately assess the factual and legal issues, and work with you to design a plan that will meet your legal and business objectives.
Patent Post-Grant Proceedings
Our team includes registered patent attorneys with the technical knowledge and legal experience to handle all aspects of proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This practice covers all administrative proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and other USPTO proceedings, including Inter Partes Review (IPR), Post-Grant Review (PGR), Covered Business Method (CBM) Review, and Ex Parte Reexamination proceedings. In handling proceedings before the USPTO, we work with clients to develop cost-effective, business-focused strategies, keeping concurrent patent litigation issues and business objectives in mind.
Our patent prosecution practice centers on the preparation and filing of patent applications. Our attorneys recognize the importance and value of protecting your interests. Exclusivity is paramount to maximizing value. Our team assists clients with all facets of patent procurement and protection.
A trademark is the face of your business or organization. Protecting your corporate identity is crucial to growing your brand. Our firm performs thorough trademark searches to ensure your word, symbol, or image is unique to you. Our attorneys prepare and file your trademark, monitor its progress, and keep you informed throughout the entire process. If you find your trademark is currently being infringed, our team of litigators is prepared to protect your interests.
Creating original work is a large investment of time, money, and energy. While your work is copyrighted from the moment of creation, filing with the copyright office gives an added layer of legal protection to preserve your investment. This protects your work from being reproduced, distributed, displayed, or performed without your consent. Our IP team is well versed in all aspects of copyright filing as well as enforcement.