Intellectual Property and Technology
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Intellectual Property and Technology

For more than a century, our firm has provided in-depth legal advice to help move our clients’ businesses forward. Today, more than ever, intellectual property is at the heart of the most pressing issues for many businesses. Whether it is securing the intellectual property rights needed to fully protect your investments in research and development, technology, branding or information services or navigating your business through the intellectual property thicket presented by your competition, our team of nearly 90 IP lawyers, litigators and patent agents has the technical, legal and business experience to guide your business efficiently and effectively. 

To help your business maximize its investment in intellectual property assets and minimize exposure to third party IP threats, our firm provides a comprehensive range of intellectual property services, including:

We are consistently called upon by our clients to understand their needs and requirements, and execute strategies to help increase the effectiveness and value of our clients’ business and goals. We aim to work with our clients to increase their visibility in the marketplace. Whether our clients’ business is local to the United States, or extends to numerous jurisdictions throughout the world, our clients rely on us to ensure that their technical and scientific assets, technology and other intellectual property are protected.

Our Experience

Our attorneys and patent agents have extensive experience developing patent portfolios and assisting clients in developing effective strategies for the development and protection of intellectual property. The majority of our attorneys hold undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in science or engineering, and many of our lawyers have also worked in our clients’ industries as in-house counsel, scientists or engineers. We understand the products, business and industry implications of our clients’ innovations.

Using our experience, the Intellectual Property and Technology team members have:

Our Industries

We believe that establishing client teams of best-suited attorneys and professionals who understand each client’s focus, strategy and business is the most effective approach to achieve their goals. Understanding our clients’ respective industries is the linchpin of the team's foundation, which is why clients value our counsel. 

Our team not only has the necessary in-depth legal acumen needed to help resolve your most complex intellectual property issues, but our lawyers also have the industry experience needed to fully understand the business objectives underlying those issues. We work with clients in the following industries:

Our Global Reach

Andrews Kurth Kenyon has a robust international intellectual property and technology practice, serving clients across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Our global capabilities and service-oriented culture allow us to help protect our clients’ interests. We offer a full range of IP services in a wide variety of industries and technologies, including apparel, automotive, computer software and hardware, energy, food and beverage, life sciences, manufacturing, retail and wholesale distribution, and sports and entertainment, among others. We have a strong network of counsel outside the United States who work hand-in-hand with us on our international trademark and copyright practice, filing and prosecuting trademarks, managing global portfolios, handling international audits, and protecting and enforcing our clients’ trademarks and copyrights across the globe. Our patent team also has strong relationships with attorneys in jurisdictions throughout the world, and has filed and prosecuted patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, Paris Convention, Asean Treaty, Madrid Protocol, and Berne Convention, among others. We have developed global patent strategies and managed portfolios for clients in Europe, Australia, South America, North America, Africa and Asia. In fact, our Silicon Valley office was established not only to provide unparalleled service to our technology clients, but also to offer a bridge to clients in China, Japan, Korea and across Asia.

In the litigation arena, we recognize that for many of our clients, U.S. litigation is only one aspect of a more global dispute. We plan, coordinate and manage litigations in multiple jurisdictions to ensure that our clients’ strategic assets are not adversely affected by proceedings in other jurisdictions. We have developed relationships with counsel across the globe to present the most effective and consistent claims and defenses, and coordinate multinational disputes. Our attorneys have a winning record before the International Trade Commission, a key venue for clients involved with products imported into the United States. In fact, we published the definitive work on ITC proceedings. We also have a strong track record representing global clients in proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other administrative agencies, as well as in patent, trademark and copyright infringement cases before the U.S. district and appellate courts. We provide our global clients with the full spectrum of international property services, including strategic counseling; licensing; copyright, trademark and patent protection and enforcement; patent and trademark portfolio management; unfair competition and trade secrets; technology transfer; advising on the intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions and related transactions; and defending and prosecuting patent, trademark and copyright infringement matters.

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