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Intellectual Property & Technology

Miles & Stockbridge helps businesses around the world maximize the strategic value of their innovations in all areas of technology and science. Our lawyers are experienced in the procurement, management and maximization of the value of intellectual property (IP) through transactions that involve trade secrets, patents, trademarks, and copyright, as well as those involving the Internet, e-commerce, corporate and secured transactions, computer law, technology transfer, licensing and related services. Our lawyers understand and work with complex technologies in all disciplines. We have extensive experience with the procedures and requirements of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We have defended our clients’ IP rights in courts around the country and the world. Most importantly, we take a practical business approach to IP that transcends the details of products and processes and recognizes the use of IP as a business tool. We are skilled at helping companies maximize the value of their intellectual assets by not only partnering with them in transactions, but also by helping them develop effective business practices including internal business processes that integrate innovation and IP management as a core discipline.

Our lawyers have advanced degrees and proficiency in demanding technical areas and many have significant experience as researchers, engineers and scientists. Among us are former examiners from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Administrative Patent Judges. Several of our lawyers are so highly regarded for their patent prosecution knowledge that they are sought-after expert witnesses. Some are even inventors themselves with U.S. and foreign patents.

We are able to meet the diverse and growing needs of clients from Fortune 500 corporations to start-ups, and from university research programs to government agencies. We work flexibly and efficiently with our colleagues in the corporate practice to structure corporate transactions involving acquisition, technology transfers, licensing agreements and joint ventures. We develop global IP strategies to exploit, preserve and protect technology and other proprietary assets. We devise e-commerce strategies for the Internet, in business-to-business and business-to-consumer applications. And we provide assistance with the fundamentals of patent and trademark prosecution, handling interferences and other patent disputes and asserting intellectual property IP rights in every appropriate forum.

In all of our services, Miles & Stockbridge’s IP lawyers are proactive and aggressive partners who help our clients grow. We work hard to ensure that patents and patent portfolios are properly developed and positioned for market advantage and revenue maximization. Because we understand the complex interaction between business, technology and the law, we offer to every client the effective intellectual property IP evaluation, protection, exploitation and enforcement that is crucial to the survival and success of their businesses.

We follow the "Miles Way," including putting the interest of our clients first and meeting with them regularly in person to ensure the best possible result.

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