Intellectual property is often a company’s strongest asset, one that can be protected and leveraged to gain a competitive advantage. It is critical for companies of all sizes to effectively protect and enforce their intellectual property.
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr‘s team of attorneys and patent agents with diverse backgrounds — including many with Ph.Ds. in various scientific fields — brings a holistic perspective to intellectual property matters across the U.S. and abroad in a wide variety of industries. We provide counseling, secure enforceable rights, handle transactions, and represent clients in litigation in relation to patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and the Hatch-Waxman Act/Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs), as well as advise on overall IP management and compliance, including in the following areas:
Patents: Strategies and opinions; Patent portfolios; Patent prosecution and enforcement; Patent infringement and litigation; Patent portfolios Transactions and licensing; and Inventorship analysis and litigation.
Copyrights: Copyright strategies; Copyright infringement and litigation; Copyright registration and enforcement; and Copyright transactions, licensing and agreements.
Trademarks: Trademark strategies ;Trade dress; Trademark portfolios; Transactions, licensing and agreements; Trademark prosecution and enforcement; Antitrust; and Litigation.
Industrial Designs: Drafting, filing, and prosecuting before the USPTO; Prosecuting inbound and outbound Hague International Design applications; and Offensive and defensive counseling and advocacy.
Trade Secrets: Counseling, including identification of trade secrets and formulation of policies and procedures to protect the same; and Litigating trade secret cases.
Hatch-Waxman Act/ANDA Litigation: Serving as New Jersey and Delaware litigation counsel in all phases of ANDA cases, including at the S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court; Litigating cases involving small molecule and polymorph patents as well as large molecule (biologics) patents; Advocating for clients at emergent proceedings for restraining orders and injunctions; and Enforcing and defending IP rights pursuant to confidentiality agreements
IP Transactions and Licensing: Conducting due diligence of IP assets that are involved in corporate transactions for investors, lenders, financiers, merging entities, and buyers and sellers of businesses; and Handling the acquisition or disposition of IP assets; Advising on joint ventures and collaborations, including technology transfers for colleges and universities; Creating and managing licensing programs; and Advising on licensing deals.
IP Management & Compliance: Counseling on the protection and management of IP assets; Performing due diligence, infringement and invalidity studies, and rendering related opinions; Developing IP policies; Conducting regulatory reviews of advertising and promotional materials for conformance with the FTC Act and state Little FTC Acts; and Developing and registering sweepstakes, skill contests and promotional games.