Intellectual Property


From patents to copyrights, from trademarks to trade secrets, from privacy to publicity and everything in between, our attorneys rely on decades of experience to protect our clients’  intellectual property (IP) assets and handle the full scope of their IP matters.

Our IP lawyers regularly assist clients with drafting and prosecuting U.S. or international patent and trademark applications; filing copyright registration applications; performing due diligence reviews and analyses; analyzing and drafting infringement or validity legal opinions; advising on trade secret matters, advertising, internet and cyber issues; and protecting IP assets or avoiding infringing the IP rights of others. What’s more, Stradley Ronon attorneys have litigated patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret cases in state and federal courts and at the appellate level, and have counseled clients in numerous adversary matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Intellectual Property

IP issues we handle include:

  • Patent Procurement
    Drafting and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications.
  • Trademark Procurement
    Drafting and prosecuting U.S. and international trademark applications.
  • Copyright Procurement
    Drafting copyright registration applications.
  • Trade Secret Matters
    Advising clients on trade secret and proprietary information matters, including employment and consulting agreements, joint ventures and nondisclosure agreements.
  • Trial-Level and Appellate-Level IP Litigation
    Litigating IP matters in federal and state courts, before the International Trade Commission, in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ex parte and inter partes proceedings, and in appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Circuit Courts of Appeals. 
  • IP-Related Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Arbitration, mediation and other ADR options.
  • Portfolio Strategy Development and Counseling
    Counseling clients relating to IP portfolio strength, scope and development. 
  • Licensing
    Drafting and reviewing IP rights transfer agreements, including licenses, assignments, IP-related provisions of general business licenses, and litigation of settlement documents. 
  • Advertising and Marketing
    Providing counsel on protection, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights while finding creative solutions to highly technical and complex issues.
  • Entertainment and Media
    Working with talent and producers to develop projects, including addressing union issues, options, life rights and production agreements as well as brand management, publicity, sponsorship, merchandising, licensing and distribution agreements.
  • Due Diligence Reviews
    Undertaking IP due diligence reviews and analyses relating to business, asset and IP portfolio acquisitions.
  • Opinion Analyses
    Analyzing and drafting legal opinions involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, advertising, privacy rights, entertainment law and other forms of IP, specifically including patent infringement and right-to-use opinions, patent validity opinions, patentability opinions, trademark right-to-use and right-to-register opinions, trademark dilution opinions, domain name opinions, internet and cyber opinions, copyright opinions and third-party opinions..


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