Technology and Intellectual Property Group

Every business uses intellectual property, such as trademarks, service marks, trade dress, copyrights, domain names, patents, trade secrets and confidential information. Protecting and productively using intellectual property plays an integral role in business growth and financial success. The firm’s technology and intellectual property group is dedicated to assisting clients in the management, development and protection of intellectual property by capitalizing on existing laws and forming creative solutions tailored to a client’s individual needs and goals. Proper management and protection requires attention to detail and recognition of issues which address every client’s unique development and objectives, including the interplay with the client’s overall business structure.

The technology and intellectual property group helps clients implement a customized intellectual property plan that addresses each facet of intellectual property, including trademarks, service marks, cybersquatting, privacy, domain name management, copyrights, trade secrets, technology, unfair competition, franchising, employee non-compete and disloyalty issues, patent litigation, corporate security, confidentiality, and document retention. The group provides clients with thoughtful and beneficial results that facilitate client goals and expectations through representation tailored to needs and concerns. The process often begins with an intellectual property audit that identifies for clients the current risks to their intellectual property and outlines a customized intellectual property plan to enhance and protect the business.

The technology and intellectual property group is experienced in addressing client’s concerns in transactional, prosecution, and dispute resolution matters. In a collaborative manner, the group is well-prepared to represent clients in fostering business relationships, developing intellectual property assets, and in prosecuting or defending matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States Copyright Office, state agencies and regulatory authorities, federal courts around the country, as well as Nevada state courts. For example: (a) Bryce Earl’s experience as a programmer and software consultant helps in drafting and negotiating key technology agreements;  (b) Jim Boyle’s familiarity with the judges is particularly important when advising clients and co-counsel in a litigation matter, and (c) Kimberly P. Stein’s experience in the gaming and entertainment industry.  Such experience provides our clients with a high level of confidence that their intellectual property assets are well-managed and protected.

The technology and intellectual property group represents clients from across the nation and from diverse business backgrounds, from small start-up entities to large publicly traded corporations. At the same time, the group appreciates that each client has its own specific needs, which change over time. Thus, the group is committed to providing focused attention to the client’s particular needs, while also capitalizing on the firm’s other areas of expertise, including tax, business, finance, commercial litigation, real estate and bankruptcy, to provide the client with comprehensive legal representation.

The technology and intellectual property group stands ready to assist the specific needs and ambitions of any client to manage and protect intellectual property assets. Please contact one of the firm’s technology and intellectual property attorneys at (702) 791-0308 or by e-mail at sdwip@nevadafirm.com.