Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is serious business. In today’s competitive global marketplace, companies and individuals gain a competitive edge by employing a “best practice” approach to acquiring, protecting and commercializing their intellectual property. Ober|Kaler’s Intellectual Property Group employs a strategic, comprehensive approach that allows our clients to realize the full commercial potential of their innovations and branding.

Our clients come from every part of the country and represent a wide variety of innovative and creative industries. Similarly, we have lawyers who began their careers as accomplished musicians, designers and artists; attorneys with advanced science and engineering degrees and prior field work experience; and in-house patent counsel with deep knowledge of the patent process. Our Intellectual Property Group also includes lawyers with advanced business degrees. This depth of experience results in added value and efficiency for our clients by enabling us to quickly understand what our clients are doing, where they want to go, and determine how they can secure, protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property.

We represent clients in matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), in appeals to the Federal Circuit, and in IP-related litigation in various state and federal courts throughout the country.

Our attorneys handle the full range of intellectual property matters and counsel clients through each stage of the process – from evaluating the potential of new ideas through patenting, licensing and marketing of their intellectual property assets. We routinely handle the intellectual property issues that confront our clients in the digital age, such as securely managing electronic medical records, and managing risks associated with the proliferation of new digital media. Our services encompass:

Our clients include major corporations, the U.S. government, educational institutions, small to mid-size companies, nonprofit organizations and individuals from a broad spectrum of industries and professions including:

  • Health care institutions and providers
  • Educational institutions
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Recording artists and performers
  • Visual artists 
  • Software developers
  • Information technology companies
  • Television and film production companies and talent
  • Financial services companies
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Engineering firms
  • Advertising agencies 
  • Website designers
  • Government agencies

Ober|Kaler’s Intellectual Property lawyers provide the depth and experience of an intellectual property boutique combined with the breadth of legal services offered by a multi-disciplinary law firm.

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