Intellectual Property Practice

PFS provides a full spectrum of intellectual property law services to our clients, further differentiating us from other small and mid-sized law firms. Our IP Practice Group regularly handles a wide variety of strategic counseling and litigation matters involving patents, trademarks, service marks, domain names, trade dress, trade secrets, copyrights, and proprietary technology protection for our clients.

Among other matters, our IP Practice Group manages our clients' day-to-day intellectual property matters including the prosecution and maintenance of U.S. and foreign patents, and trademarks and copyrights. We also counsel our clients in identifying and protecting trade secrets, and negotiating, documenting and administering license, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements.

Our IP Practice Group's experience includes:

•  patentability, freedom to operate, validity and state of the art patent searching;

•  prosecution of patent, trademark and copyright applications;

•  patent design-around advice;

•  trademark clearance and protection;

•  joint technology development agreements;

•  trademark, trade secret and copyright infringement litigation;

•  copyright enforcement;

•  licensing (including software licensing and development);

•  development and implementation of trade secret protection programs;

•  IP audits and due diligence; and

•   legal opinions (relating to availability, infringement and validity of patents, trademarks and copyrights).