In today’s economy, technology is changing at the speed of light. As new technological challenges arise, problems must be solved, solutions must be developed, and new innovations must be reduced to practice so that your business remains successful. To fully capitalize on that success, your business needs to protect its intellectual property. Thus, the Intellectual Property Practice Group focuses on the four major aspects of intellectual property (IP) law:
Our business is to help you acquire intellectual property and subsequently protect that property. But we also understand that it’s not enough for us to know our business we must also know yours. Knowing your business enables us to anticipate legal issues, not just respond to them. Assuring your future through the procurement of patents and other intellectual property rights requires us to know more than where your company wants to be. It requires us to know where your company has been, where it is, and where it can be.
The IP Practice Group has significant experience in a broad range of technical fields—including computers, software, chemistry, manufacturing processes, optics, opto-electronics, telecommunications, and electrical, chemical, mechanical, aerospace, civil, and industrial engineering. The Lanier Ford patent attorneys leverage these technical backgrounds to optimize the strength of your patents and help you achieve your business objectives. Our experience ranges from guiding clients through the patent procurement process and handling complex technology agreements to representing clients before the courts to enforce our client’s intellectual property rights.
The IP Practice Group works with your company’s management to develop strategies for managing your IP portfolio and to assist you in the management of your other intellectual property assets. Lanier Ford maintains a state-of-the-art computer system so that we can monitor pending and existing federal, state, and international applications, registrations, and renewals—for both patents and trademarks. We can help you understand the complete picture of intellectual property planning. At your request, we can watch your competitors and keep you abreast of their activities in the area of intellectual property.
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