IP Counseling

Client decisions are required at all stages of intellectual property ownership.

IP Education

Smith Keane is also available for (and we really enjoy!) intellectual property education.

IP Procurement

Intellectual property has no value unless the rights to it are procured properly.

IP Analytics

Vigilance is critical when it comes to research and development (R&D) planning, technology development, market entry, and business mergers and acquisitions.

IP Defense and Enforcement

Threatening competitive behavior can be disarming and disruptive to a business.

Smith Keane LLP is a full service intellectual property law firm dedicated to providing clients with strategic intellectual property counseling and services at a predictable cost.

Smith Keane LLP is experienced in assisting clients throughout the life cycle of their intellectual property–from procurement to competitive analytics to enforcement.

Smith Keane LLP also provides representation to client looking to defend themselves against claims of infringement.

IP COUNSELING

Client decisions are required at all stages of intellectual property ownership.

Smith Keane is dedicated to arming clients with the information they need to make informed decisions.  The firm encourages an ongoing dialogue with clients to ensure clients can undertake an appropriate cost-benefit review based on complete information.

If you are an attorney, whether in-house counsel or in private practice, Smith Keane is available to assist you in managing intellectual property aspects of your clients’ IP portfolios or transactions and/or providing you with advice and information to enable you to counsel your clients efficiently.

You continue to meet your clients’ corporate law needs; we simply expand the services you are able to provide.

Learn more about our IP counseling services.

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IP EDUCATION

Smith Keane is also available for (and we really enjoy!) intellectual property education.

We enjoy meeting with

  • management
  • engineering teams
  • marketing teams
  • clients
  • high school classes
  • college classes or groups
  • groups of other interested individuals

to provide information related to broad intellectual property aspects or very topical, focused presentations.

Learn more about our IP counseling services or schedule a seminar or workshop for your organization or group.

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IP PROCUREMENT

Intellectual property has no value unless the rights to it are procured properly.

Strategies for IP procurement are unique to different types of businesses, products, or markets, and may even be unique to different business goals within a type of business or market.

Smith Keane is committed to learning about clients’ businesses, products and markets, and business goals to cooperatively develop an intellectual property portfolio development and/or management plan to procure and protect patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and proprietary information.

Our firm handles all phases of the administrative and legal processes to help you maximize the value of your portfolio.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss how Smith Keane can help you expand and/or manage your intellectual property.

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IP ANALYTICS

Vigilance is critical when it comes to research and development (R&D) planning, technology development, market entry, and business mergers and acquisitions.

Smith Keane’s analytics services help clients

  • visualize patent landscapes
  • identify opportunities for portfolio development
  • avoid infringement concerns
  • keep an eye on the competition

From basic patent novelty searches and knockout trademark searches to complete competitive patent landscape reviews and comprehensive house brand clearance opinions, Smith Keane provides peace of mind to assist in mapping the direction of technology and marketing.

While no one can guarantee a clear path free of interruption by third parties, early involvement of IP counsel can make the difference between a successful product launch and disruptive legal roadblocks.

Discuss how Smith Keane can help you help your business.

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IP DEFENSE AND ENFORCEMENT

Threatening competitive behavior can be disarming and disruptive to a business.

Let Smith Keane handle the legal aspects of intellectual property enforcement, or defense against charges of infringement.  We pride ourselves in providing client goal-oriented advice and options, always with early conflict resolution in mind.

With client goals and competitive posture in mind, Smith Keane can assist with administrative procedures, such as adversarial or ex parte proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) or Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), or with legal proceedings in United States District Courts, Courts of Appeals, or the Supreme Court of the United States.

Smith Keane is also available to mediate intellectual property disputes, including patent cases, trademark cases, copyright cases, trade secret cases, and non-compete cases.

Contact us if a competitor or other third party is infringing upon your intellectual property rights, or if you have been sued and such claims have been asserted against you.

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