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Intellectual Property

We understand that intellectual property is perhaps the leading asset class responsible for significant business growth and competition in today’s markets. Our goal is to help you protect key assets while minimizing the risk of infringement.

Lathrop & Gage handles all aspects of patent, trademark and copyright in the United States and worldwide:

  • Prosecution: We work to safeguard our clients’ ideas and innovations. Our registered patent attorneys and agents have a remarkable record of securing patents on electrical devices and circuits, biotechnology, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing equipment, business methods, optical devices, computer hardware and software, management systems and all other forms of technology.
  • Transactions: We advise clients on the acquisition, transfer and exploitation of IP assets through licensing; mergers and acquisitions; and strategic alliances and joint ventures.
  • Litigation: When conflicts do arise, our team of IP litigators knows how to find fast, fair relief. Lathrop & Gage has litigated hundreds of cases in state and federal courts nationwide, involving copyright infringement, noncompetition agreements, patent infringement, patent validity, trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition and more.

Our team of more than 80 practitioners includes attorneys with advanced degrees in a number of scientific fields; former patent and trademark examiners with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and individuals recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, the BTI Client Service All-Star Team and the World Trademark Review. In 2014, our intellectual property practice ranked among the top 50 firms in Corporate Counsel's Annual Patent Litigation Survey.  

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