Intellectual Property

SLG Intellectual property

Intelligent Protection for Intellectual Property.

At SLG, we take the protection of your hard-won intellectual property seriously. We routinely assist clients in all areas of intellectual property law, from strategy formulation and prosecution to structuring agreements for the development, licensing and commercializing of new technology. While we do not practice patent law, we team with experts in all specialized industries to achieve optimal and cost-effective protection.

In addition, our litigation team is able to assist clients in all manner of intellectual property disputes and infringement matters, including alternative dispute resolution strategy and negotiation.

Our Areas of Practice Include:

Licensing and Transactions

We draft and negotiate intellectual property agreements in a wide range of industries, including licensing, research and development, strategic alliances, and confidentiality and teaming agreements. We focus on safeguarding our clients’ property interest and seek to optimize value. We can also evaluate technologies on behalf of proposed investors, and provide strategic alternatives and guidance on commercializing technologies.

Multiparty Development

If you are drafting and negotiating a transaction between multiple parties that involves a product, process or method, SLG can help. When multiple parties are contributing technology or other proprietary information to a project, we can help distinguish and protect your preexisting intellectual property rights. Our work can also help to clarify your interests in any future developments, including university and government purpose license rights.

Disputes and Litigation

We have years of experience defending and prosecuting claims for infringement of copyrights and trademarks. Our attorneys regularly counsel clients on all matters pertaining to the protection of valuable intellectual property, including cease-and-desist letters and (when necessary) litigation. SLG can also help defend against the common threats of trademark or copyright infringement that can distract a company from its primary business. We provide tough, cost-efficient solutions to threatened IP infringement, or misguided claims of infringement.

Recent Intellectual Property Successes:

  • Assisted a corporation with the drafting of a trademark license and technology license as part of a $400 million acquisition transaction.
  • Assisted a venture stage biofuel company with a suite of technology instruments, including a joint development and research agreement, universal technology licenses, and strategic investor license options.
  • Litigated a dispute in federal court to a favorable settlement, protecting the trade secrets and confidential information of a military radio technology company.