Intellectual Property

Moss & Barnett intellectual property attorneys secure and enforce patents, trademarks, and copyrights and advise on trade secret protections. We tailor litigation and transactional intellectual property services to our clients' national and international needs and have successfully prosecuted highly complicated chemical, mechanical, industrial, and business method patents in the United States and around the world.

Our attorneys are admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  

We routinely navigate the complex channels of pursuing applications with the USPTO on behalf of clients, who range from startups to Fortune 500 companies. In addition, we prepare and file applications for trademarks, copyrights, and patents worldwide.  

IP Protection and Litigation

We advise clients on protecting their own IP and trade secrets, as well as preventing and managing possible exposure for patent infringement claims on the intellectual property of others. Moss & Barnett intellectual property attorneys work closely with firm colleagues in the litigation practice to handle patent, trademark, and copyright litigation. Our experience includes: 

  • Copyright infringement
  • Patent infringement
  • Patent invalidity
  • Trademark and trade dress disputes
  • Trade secret theft
  • Unfair competition
  • Domain name and cyber-squatting claims
  • Lanham Act disputes

Transaction Counsel and Managing the Business of IP

Moss & Barnett’s IP counsel extends beyond mere protection, as we also advise clients on strategically leveraging and monetizing their most valuable business IP assets. Areas of transactional advice and counsel include:

  • Patent and trademark prosecution
  • Copyright registration
  • Copyright applications and protection
  • Licensing and technology transactions
  • Due diligence
  • Financing
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Brand management

We get up to speed quickly and help clients develop competitive strategies. Often we work side-by-side with our clients’ other experts to structure and finance transactions and strategies that best utilize our clients' resources.  

IP Experience Strengthened by Technical Knowledge

The attorneys on Moss & Barnett's intellectual property team are technically savvy. They hold degrees in a range of scientific and engineering disciplines, in addition to being experienced business litigators and counselors. Many of our patent attorneys previously worked with leading national or regional boutique patent law firms and bring a depth of technical and legal resources in managing clients’ matters.