Opinion Work

Calling upon extensive technical expertise, legal sophistication, and an understanding of business practice and consumer needs, we work closely with our clients to provide opinions which help them effectively protect their intellectual property assets, realize their business goals, and mitigate the risk of infringement.

We routinely render opinions on patent, trademark and copyright issues, and provide long-term, ongoing strategic counseling. We routinely address issues of validity, enforceability, misuse, licensing, and contract construction. Our benchmark is to assist and guide our clients in enforcing their intellectual property rights and, wherever possible, avoid contentious infringement and validity disputes. In so doing, we routinely interface with our clients’ legal, business and technical staffs in order to identify, address and opine on the advantages that may be available and the pitfalls to be avoided in adversarial matters.

Clients routinely engage us to render opinions relating to:

  • Patent availability;
  • Patent validity;
  • Patent scope and infringement assertions;
  • Infringement avoidance and clearance studies;
  • Trademark availability;
  • Trademark infringement, to name a few.