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Intellectual Property

IP rights are often our clients’ most valuable assets.  We provide advice and counseling to our clients about licensing deals, the purchase and sale of IP, and the enforcement and registration of IP rights.  We also serve as advocates on behalf of our clients in IP-related disputes.

Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition

Intellectual Property

A critical concern of our clients is the protection of their confidential and proprietary business information, and the safeguarding of their customer and employee relationships.

The protection of know-how and trade secrets also arises in a variety of transactional contexts.  Our deal lawyers have extensive experience in documenting those issues in connection with service agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures and other collaboration arrangements.

Our litigators handle trade secret, unfair competition and noncompete disputes in highly competitive industries such as securities trading and brokerage, and routinely provide clients with advice on the best practices to avoid such disputes, or to resolve them in a cost-effective, streamlined manner.

Experience

We assist clients in the preparation and negotiation of:

  • Employment and separation agreements;
  • Proprietary information and inventions agreements;
  • Confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements (including those with consultants, customers and suppliers); and
  • Restrictive covenant agreements (in connection with employment or consulting arrangements, purchases/sales of businesses, or otherwise).

Intellectual Property

IP rights are often our clients’ most valuable assets.  We provide advice and counseling to our clients about licensing deals, the purchase and sale of IP, and the enforcement and registration of IP rights.  We also serve as advocates on behalf of our clients in IP-related disputes.