Intellectual Property Services

McCracken & Gillen offers a broad range of intellectual property services, including:

Patent Prosecution and Client Counseling

  • Identification of patentable technology
  • U.S. and international application filing and prosecution
  • Patentability, infringement, validity, and right-to-practice investigations and opinions
  • Expertise in emerging and established technologies
  • Company patent program counseling

Trademark, Copyright, and Trade Secret Counseling

  • Clearance searches and opinions
  • U.S. and international registrations including Madrid Protocol
  • Opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Counseling and agreements regarding trade secret protection
  • Unfair competition and state law claims

Licensing, Contracts, and Technology Transfer

  • Counseling on structure of license agreements and technology transactions
  • Litigating and resolving licensing and other contractual disputes
  • U.S. and international licensing and other IP agreements
  • Counseling strategies to protect and enhance intellectual property portfolios

Portfolio and Asset Management, and M&A Counseling

  • Strategic planning for technology groups
  • Competitor product analysis and tracking
  • Business considerations relative to IP asset acquisition or enforcement
  • Intellectual property portfolio evaluation for M&A transactions
  • Intellectual property risk assessment for M&A transactions

Intellectual Property Litigation

  • In-depth patent infringement litigation expertise
  • Pre-litigation due diligence analysis
  • Counseling on IP litigation strategies and options
  • Start-to-finish representation in trademark, trade secret, and unfair competition litigation maters
  • IP trial and appellate practice experience
  • Post-grant proceedings including inter partes review (IPR)