Akerman serves clients across the globe in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and Internet matters. Our lawyers are experienced counselors who represent clients in all aspects of intellectual property litigation, intellectual property licensing, intellectual property transactions and due diligence, and entertainment and sports issues. Our goal is to help clients maximize the value of their intellectual property portfolios and we consistently develop creative strategies that achieve optimum results for clients’ intellectual property matters.

Practice Highlights

  • Represent clients in all substantive intellectual property matters, including prosecution, licensing and sale, trade secrets, and litigation in more than 35 countries
  • Work closely with Akerman’s market-leading Corporate practice to provide extensive transactional support to clients on matters such as monetizing intellectual property assets
  • Team members have backgrounds in the engineering, telecommunications, biosciences, and sports industries
  • Negotiate licensing and distribution agreements and intellectual property acquisition documents
  • Assist intellectual property owners and investors in evaluating how best to proceed with potential transactions by assessing the validity and enforceability of the intellectual property rights in technology, brands, and trade secrets
  • Represent patent, trademark, and copyright applicants before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office
  • Serve as primary points of contact for senior management, brand managers, in-house counsel, technology transfer professionals, and inventors
  • Deliver on-site training for brand management, policing, and enforcement of intellectual property rights

Service Offerings

  • Preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications
  • Preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign copyright applications, including protection of architectural designs, computer software, literary works, musical works, and visual art
  • Trade secret protection and enforcement through agreements and litigation
  • Internet issues, including procurement of patent, trademark, and copyright protection for website content, drafting and negotiation of co-branding agreements, litigation of civil actions and arbitrations involving domain name disputes, online license agreements, preparation and drafting of Internet usage and privacy policies, and website development agreements
  • All facets of intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and related contract and antitrust disputes

Recognition

  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Litigation – Intellectual Property category
  • Daily Business Review: Recognized as Litigation Department of the Year in the Intellectual Property category