Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Trademark
We assist clients in identifying and protecting their valuable intellectual property assets. Baird Holm attorneys conduct intellectual property audits, register copyrights, trademarks and service marks, and assist clients in developing practical and enforceable trade secret protection.
We also draft and assist clients in negotiating contracts that will ensure their continued ownership and protection of intellectual property assets, such as work for hire, assignment of invention, nondisclosure and non-competition agreements.
Acquisition and Licensing of Intellectual Property
Baird Holm represents companies in the acquisition, ownership and sale of intellectual property assets such as large information systems. We also draft, review, and assist both vendors and users in negotiating software, patent, copyright, and trademark license agreements.
Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
When our clients' intellectual property rights have been infringed or challenged, we provide aggressive and effective representation in federal and state courts and alternative dispute resolution forums, and
- Counsel clients about copyrights, patents, trade secrets and trademarks
- Practice before government agencies to secure those rights
- Handle arbitration, mediation, and other litigation alternatives
- Negotiate licenses to maximize the value of such property; and
- Handle intellectual property audits and due diligence, either separately or as part of mergers and acquisitions.
With many years of experience litigating trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters, we are skilled in communicating complicated technical and legal issues to judges and juries at both the federal and state levels. A number of attorneys in this group have individually tried dozens of complex cases to juries. Our group includes members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a number of our attorneys have clerked for federal and state judges at the trial and appellate levels. Our intensive litigation training program ensures that our clients' cases are competently and efficiently staffed at all levels.