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Intellectual Property

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 Arnstein & Lehr’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, 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, including in the following areas:

Patents

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

Copyrights

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

Trademarks

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

Industrial Designs

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

Trade Secrets

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

Hatch-Waxman Act/ANDA Litigation

  • Serving as New Jersey and Delaware 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

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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Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s ‘personality’ syncs well with our company because the firm’s lawyers are practical and down-to-earth without pomposity, smart and hard-working, and willing to roll up their sleeves.

 

Recognition

The group includes attorneys who have received the following recognition:

  • Super Lawyers

    Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process, utilizing 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Trade Groups & Associations
  • Pennsylvania Bio
  • American Chemical Society
  • Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
  • Women in Bio
  • Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • MIT Enterprise Forum Life Science Circle

Contacts

Mark D. Simpson
IP Strategy, Procurement, Prosecution & Licensing
Brian R. Landry
IP Strategy, Procurement, Prosecution & Licensing
William C. Baton
IP Litigation