Intellectual Property

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Intellectual property is often a company’s strongest asset, one that can be protected and leveraged to gain a competitive advantage. It is critical for companies of all sizes to effectively protect and enforce their intellectual property.

Saul Ewing’s team of attorneys and patent agents with diverse backgrounds — including many with Ph.Ds. in various scientific fields — brings a holistic perspective to intellectual property matters across the U.S. and abroad in a wide variety of industries. We provide counseling, secure enforceable rights, handle transactions, manage global IP portfolios and represent clients in litigation in relation to patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and the Hatch-Waxman Act/Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs), as well as advise on overall IP management and compliance for many types of intellectual property, including life sciences, medical devices, computer software and digital technologies. We provide counseling in the following areas:


  • Strategies and opinions
  • Patent portfolios
  • Patent prosecution and enforcement
  • Patent infringement and litigation
  • Transactions and licensing
  • Inventorship analysis and litigation


  • Copyright strategies
  • Copyright registration and enforcement
  • Copyright infringement and litigation
  • Copyright transactions, licensing and agreements


  • Trademark strategies
  • Trademark portfolios
  • Trademark prosecution and enforcement
  • Litigation
  • Trade dress
  • Transactions, licensing and agreements
  • Antitrust

Hatch-Waxman Act/ANDA Litigation

  • Serving as New Jersey, Delaware and Massachusetts litigation counsel in all phases of ANDA cases, including at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Litigating cases involving small molecule and polymorph patents as well as large molecule (biologics) patents
  • Advocating for clients at emergent proceedings for restraining orders and injunctions
  • Enforcing and defending IP rights pursuant to confidentiality agreements

Trade Secrets

  • Counseling, including identification of trade secrets and formulation of policies and procedures to protect the same
  • Litigating trade secret cases

Industrial Designs

  • Drafting, filing, and prosecuting before the USPTO
  • Prosecuting inbound and outbound Hague International Design applications
  • Offensive and defensive counseling and advocacy

IP Transactions & Licensing

  • IP Transactions
    • Conducting due diligence of IP assets that are involved in corporate transactions for investors, lenders, financiers, merging entities, and buyers and sellers of businesses
    • Handling the acquisition or disposition of IP assets
    • Advising on joint ventures and collaborations, including technology transfers for colleges and universities
  • Licensing
    • Creating and managing licensing programs
    • Advising on licensing deals

IP Management & Compliance

  • IP Management
    • Counseling on the protection and management of IP assets
    • Performing due diligence, infringement and invalidity studies, and rendering related opinions
    • Developing IP policies
  • IP Compliance
    • Conducting regulatory reviews of advertising and promotional materials for conformance with the FTC Act and state Little FTC Acts
    • Developing and registering sweepstakes, skill contests and promotional games


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