Corporate Counsel

Corporate counsel can help create corporate value.

Whether you are in private practice representing clients’ business interests or in-house counsel, business transactions for your clients are often fraught with intellectual property issues. These issues can be pitfalls if they are not properly addressed. RKM’s practice is focused solely on IP. Let RKM highlight and advise you on the IP aspects of your business transactions, so you can keep your client and focus on what you do best.

We Offer IP Portfolio Development
Bring value to the business executives you work for. Early identification of intellectual property opportunities related to a particular project or technology adds value and can even guide the course of product development. Likewise, keeping an eye on competition can allow your client to maneuver and position itself for future gains. Whether you want to help your client get a single patent or develop a comprehensive portfolio of tens or even hundreds of patents, let RKM be a part of your team in identifying opportunity for portfolio management and growth.
We Offer IP Portfolio Counseling
Let RKM work with you to identify intellectual property issues and opportunities in your client’s contracts, new marketing efforts, strategic company acquisitions or joint development, and new product launches. Certain processes and procedures can be standardized for ease of implementation both to protect owned or acquired IP and to attempt to avoid accusations of infringement by others.
We Help With IP Disputes
RKM clients do not, for merely the sake of it, hear what they want to hear, RKM clients hear what they need to hear. When your client needs to defend itself because it has been sued or because another is infringing its IP rights, RKM will give you upfront and honest advice to assist you in resolving the matter in an efficient, cost effective manner.
We Help With USPTO Trial Practice
If your client has identified a patent that may pose a competitive disadvantage, and if you want to know what options and solutions you can offer, consider turning to RKM to determine if a proactive attack on the validity of such patent is an advisable course of action. Perhaps your client’s trademark has been or is planned to be used by others and you wish to stop the initial use or continued use thereof. RKM can assist in defending your client’s intellectual property rights in administrative proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office in front of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) or the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).