Dinsmore's full service Intellectual Property Practice Group assists our clients in all matters relating to the identification, documentation, protection, enforcement and management of intellectual properties. Accordingly, our professionals assist in determining strategies, assignments, transfers, acquisitions, mergers, charitable gifts, maintenance and licensing of patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, software, know how, trade dress and other proprietary information on a daily basis.
This work routinely includes intellectual property audits and due diligence studies of properties potentially available for transfer or licensing, and creation and implementation of licensing programs for valuable technology.
We have experience in handling all types of licensing matters, including:
- Industry-wide patent licensing programs
- Cross-licensing for resolution of disputes
- Distribution agreements
- Joint development and marketing arrangements
- Trademark and service mark licensing
- Franchising issues
- Licenses or sale of IP properties with structured payments over time
The deep experience of our group is augmented with hands-on industry work experience of many of our professionals, giving us perspective from both in-house and outside counsel roles, and knowledge from various viewpoints on licensing both to a business and to outside entities.