INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY LAW

Businesses of all sizes need smart and effective solutions to protect what, in many cases, is their most valuable asset, their intellectual property. The intellectual property lawyers at Founders Legal have experience servicing a variety of clients including start-ups, small and medium-sized businesses, domestic and global corporations, and engineering and design firms.

As a boutique law firm, we provide tailored and strategic advice to help clients identify, plan, and secure their intellectual property rights. Our intellectual property legal services include assistance with patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights.

Formed in 2014, Founders Legal is comprised of legal professionals with deep experience working in a variety of corporate settings. Our wide range of client experiences gives unique insights to deliver consistent, reliable results.

Our team is comprised of former Patent Examiners, Scientists, Developers, Chemists, and Engineers.

THE PILLARS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

PATENTS

Patent protection can be a critical element for long-term success. Our intellectual property law group works closely with our clients and inventors to protect innovations across a wide spectrum of industries, including computer software, electrical, biotechnology, chemical, pharmaceutical, medical, mechanical, consumer products, and more. In addition to patent prosecution, each intellectual property patent attorney in our practice provides comprehensive patent services ranging from patentability searches and assessments to advice on validity and infringement, as well as international patent prosecution.

  • Patent Application Preparation and Filing
  • Patentability Searching and Assessments
  • Strategic Planning and Portfolio Development
  • Competitive Landscape and Patent Portfolio Analysis
  • Invalidity and Non-Infringement Analysis
  • Patent License Agreements
  • Patent Maintenance and Assignments

TRADE SECRETS

Failing to take the proper steps to safeguard your company’s trade secrets can compromise critical business information, such as proprietary methods and processes, customer data, and computer software. Our Trade Secrets team helps clients establish and execute procedures to create and protect trade secret assets, and protect you from either intentional or accidental breaches of confidentiality.

 

  • Federal Trade Secret Protection
  • Trade Secret Usage, Licensing, and Disclosure
  • Employment and Contractor Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Trade Secret License Agreements

TRADEMARKS

Our Trademark team handles trademark portfolios for clients in a variety of industries, including advising clients on trademark selection and filing strategies. Our trademark services are designed to help protect and distinguish your company’s offerings, and include clearance searches, registration services, as well as helping clients to establish brand identity. We help preserve mark through portfolio maintenance, dispute resolution, and proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

 

  • Trademark Counseling and Brand Development
  • Trademark Prosecution and Registration
  • Product Configuration/Trade Dress
  • Competitor Trademark Portfolio Analysis
  • Trademark Opposition and Cancelation
  • Trademark License Agreements

COPYRIGHTS

Our Copyrights team assists clients with copyright registrations, licensing, and protection of copyrighted work from unauthorized use. We work on our clients’ behalf to procure to copyright registrations and establish ownership of copyrighted works such as computer programs, written works, audio recordings, photographs, videos, and more. We also assist with policing copyrights, and resolving copyright disputes.
  • Copyright Counseling and Registration
  • DMCA Compliance
  • Transformative and Derivative Works
  • Fair Use
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Copyright License Agreements

CHOOSE A SKILLED, EXPERIENCED IP ATTORNEY

Our team of legal professionals is committed to fostering meaningful client relationships. We do this by taking time to understand you and your business. Only by seeking to understand your goals and objectives can we effectively advise you on securing your intellectual property rights. Our goal is to provide practical, effective solutions, while being responsive, efficient, and cost-effective in the process. We use proprietary technology and are continuously innovating.

 

Running a business often comes with legal obstacles and hurdles. Let us help minimize those challenges and mitigate their risk. Contact Founders Legal® today to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable IP lawyer.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP

Kevin T. Bastuba, Senior Patent Associate
Kevin T. Bastuba, Senior Patent Associate
David Pierce, Corporate & Technology Attorney
David Pierce, Corporate & Technology Attorney
Al Etheridge, Director of Patent Search, Scientific Advisor
Rob Wiesenberg, Intellectual Property Attorney
Rob Wiesenberg, Intellectual Property Attorney
John DeStefano, Technical Advisor
John DeStefano, Technical Advisor
Elizabeth Weibush, Client Services Administrator
Elizabeth Weibush, Client Services Administrator
Merri D. Brami, Paralegal
Merri D. Brami, Paralegal
Elaine Chumo, Paralegal
Elaine Chumo, Paralegal
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