Intellectual Property Portfolio Development
Staking your IP Claim
Trade Secrets
A trade secret is any information that has independent economic value from not being generally known or readily ascertainable by proper means, and the information is the subject of efforts to maintain its secrecy that are reasonable under the circumstances.  Classic examples of trade secrets...
Patents form a solid foundation for any intellectual property portfolio. A patent provides its owner(s) with the right to stop others from making, using, selling and importing the products or services covered by the patent for a set term within a particular jurisdiction (i.e., country).  There...
Industrial Designs
The ornamental look of a product can drive sales and offer distinct competitive advantages.  Industrial design protection is a great complement to utility patent protection, and in some cases may be the only type of protection available to products incorporating well-established technology...
Copyright protection extends to any original work of authorship that is fixed in any tangible medium of expression, including on paper, on film, in nonvolatile computer memory, on tape, or other media.  Works of authorship include literary works; musical works; dramatic works; pantomimes and...
A trademark is a brand.  A trademark includes any word, name, symbol, or device (e.g., color or sound), or any combination thereof used to identify and distinguish goods or services from those manufactured or sold by others and to indicate the source of the goods or services.  Trademark...
Information Protection
Even if certain information does not rise to the level of trade secrets or patent eligibility, its dissemination or use may be protectable by contract.  Various types of contracts may be and should be used to protect your proprietary information.  For example, employment agreements should...

Our Intellectual Property Portfolio Development Attorneys

John M. ManionFounding Partner
Dan JohnsonPartner
Patrick J. FleisPartner
Laura A. DableAttorney
Stephen A. KobzaAttorney