Intellectual Property

All business begins with ideas. Protecting those ideas and the resulting products, designs, services, research, technologies and brand names is paramount. In today’s increasingly global marketplace businesses face challenges from long-standing competitors and previously unknown players alike. Sophisticated counterfeiters are expanding their reach into new market sectors while allegations of infringement are asserted and defended on a daily basis. Experienced counsel with the technical, legal and business knowledge to protect your competitive advantage is, in itself, an advantage.

With one of the country’s fastest-growing IP and technology practices, Dinsmore leverages deep legal and technical experience to defend clients’ domestic and global portfolios. Because we link the law, science and business, Dinsmore attorneys understand the nuances of the intellectual property rights at stake, the technical subject matter to be protected and the strategies needed to help you protect the ultimate value of your business.

Our patent professionals are trained and experienced in all major technical disciplines, including chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, physical sciences, aerospace, biotechnology and genetics, electronics and computer programming, and software and hardware technology. Many of our patent professionals have served as examiners at the USPTO and as in-house counsel for companies, while our trademark and copyright professionals have worked with some of the most recognized companies in the world to protect their marks. Our diverse legal knowledge, coupled with industry and patent experience, enables us to work directly with our clients’ personnel in their respective fields to protect innovation.

Our Services Include:

  • Preliminary patent and trademark investigations and clearances
  • Preparation and prosecution of patent, trademark and copyright applications
  • International patent and trademark searching, protection, maintenance and enforcement/defense
  • Patent validity and infringement studies and opinions
  • Evaluation of technology and designs to determine the applicable form of protection
  • Opposition/cancellation proceedings for trademarks or patents
  • Licensing, development agreements and intellectual property ownership counseling
  • IP Litigation (both enforcement of rights and defense of claims by others) in federal courts throughout the country and in the International Trade Commission
  • Audits and valuations of intellectual property
  • Due diligence for acquisition, merger or other potential transfer
  • Presentations and training to client management and staff personnel
  • Privacy
  • Export control
  • Data breach