GTC Law Group is a boutique firm founded on the belief that IP interests should be a focus, and not an afterthought, in every business transaction. Our professionals have exceptional credentials and extensive experience focused in the following IP-centric practice areas:
· Mergers & acquisitions, IP due diligence, IP valuation and code-focused diligence
· Patent strategy, including portfolio development, defensive strategy, and patent acquisition and monetization transactions
· Cross-border IP transactions
· Licensing, outsourcing, joint ventures and other IP-related commercial agreements
· Data protection and privacy
· Brand management and copyright protection and exploitation
· Internet monetization and IP strategies
Industry-leading technology companies rely on GTC for high-stakes, strategic IP work. Our clients include Fortune 500 enterprises, technology start-ups, private equity and venture capital firms, artists, and industry consortia in the software, hardware, consumer electronics, telecommunications, industrial, life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, Internet, media & entertainment, and energy sectors.
At GTC, we believe that creating, acquiring, managing, and monetizing IP are strategic functions that should serve business strategy. We combine expert legal counsel and business insight with innovative approaches and proprietary methodologies to help our clients achieve their strategic business outcomes.
Anaqua provides IP management software and services to some of the world’s leading IP owners. ANAQUA Enterprise for large IP owners; ANAQUA Express for smaller IP teams; ANAQUA Element for cloud-based IP management; ANAQUA Essential for law firms; ANAQUA Services for IP maintenance payments, filing services and scanning services. ANAQUA is designed for all types of IP, including inventions, patents, trademarks and more. Anaqua manages the full IP lifecycle and is a completely web-based system with automated workflow, integrated document and email management and advanced query and reporting. It is designed to enhance business productivity and IP visibility for all participants in the IP management process. www.anaqua.com.
At Baker & McKenzie, we match emerging IP challenges with sophisticated and cost-effective solutions. Taking a strategic approach to IP management, we leverage unparalleled global reach and cutting-edge processes and technologies to help our clients protect – and optimize – the value of intellectual property.
Our global areas of practice include:
Trademark filing and portfolio management Trademark litigation Copyright protection Patent prosecution and enforcement Anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy Licensing, transfer and commercial exploitation of IP
For over 50 years, we have served as trusted advisors to global market leaders in technology, luxury brands, entertainment, media, consumer products, pharmaceuticals and life sciences. Our team of nearly 400 IP lawyers in more than 40 countries offers innovative and commercially sound advice to help manage, enforce and protect our clients IP assets in the most challenging jurisdictions. In 2013, Chambers Global, publisher of the world’s leading guides to the legal profession, named Baker & McKenzie Global Law Firm of the Year for Intellectual Property.
Learn more at www.bakermckenzie.com/ip
Beacon IP was formed by patent industry veterans with the shared vision of realizing advancement, agility, and accountability in patent search and IP management. Recognizing a prolonged stagnancy in the quality of the patent search and delivery process, we strive to employ a forward-thinking approach that embraces the innovative spirit on which the industry was founded. Through state-of-the-art technical capabilities with individualized customer service, we’re evolving the way organizations perform patent search activity and manage their IP.
The mission of Beacon IP is to produce higher quality search results with greater accuracy and more dependable delivery. We emphasize flexibility with our tailored services as our carefully curated team works collaboratively to provide a customized experience. It’s our goal to meet the objectives of each client, no matter how challenging, leaving them with complete peace of mind.
As part of our flexible approach, we offer variations in the procedures we employ for each client. From ad-hoc projects and loosely structured assignments to highly developed dedicated teams, we provide the model that works within the parameters of the budget, deadline, and quality requirements. Our global team is equipped to respond to cross-technical needs through our Collaborative Patent Searching™ model.
Black Hills IP provides outsourced IP legal support services from its headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota and office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their legal support services include intellectual property docketing, paralegal, proofreading, trademark renewal and annuity management.
Black Hills IP employs only U.S.-based paralegals, ensuring that you can reach them any time during regular American business hours. Completing the work in the U.S. ensures confidentiality and eliminates export control issues.
Core products and services:
- Patent application preparation and prosecution - Design around counseling - IP opinions - IP litigation - Trademark procurement and enforcement
Founded in January 2012, the BrooksGroup has established a culture of excellence from which outstanding intellectual property professionals passionately represent the interests of our clients - a new firm with professionals who strive to be the best of the best.
We are fortunate to represent some of the fastest moving, most innovative, and largest companies in the world - true world class competitors. We understand that intellectual property is an extremely important asset to our clients, and we protect it as such. Our professionals are keenly aware that one sentence, or even a single word, in a patent or during prosecution can determine the course of claim construction and can mean the difference between a billion-dollar award and an adverse judgment.
We continually train our professionals based on recent developments in the law and arm them with the latest strategies and techniques to minimize the risk of our clients' intellectual property being narrowly construed. We also routinely use these strategies and knowledge to counsel our clients in fair fights and in taking advantage of the shortcomings of their competition's counsel in patent procurement.
Our services include patent and trademark procurement, IP litigation, opinions and transactions.
CPA Global is a world leader in intellectual property management, IP software and legal support services, providing innovative solutions to help corporations and law firms mitigate risk, optimise efficiency and reduce costs.
Founded in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1969, CPA Global today employs some 2,000 people, serving clients’ needs in 200 jurisdictions through its own offices and an extensive agent network. For further information, visit: www.cpaglobal.com.
Dentons is a global firm driven to provide you with the competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace. We were formed by the March 2013 combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton.
Dentons is built on the solid foundations of three highly regarded law firms. Each built its outstanding reputation and valued clientele by responding to the local, regional and national needs of a broad spectrum of clients of all sizes – individuals; entrepreneurs; small businesses and start-ups; local, regional and national governments and government agencies; and mid-sized and larger private and public corporations, including international and global entities.
Now clients benefit from more than 2,500 lawyers and professionals in 79 locations in 52 countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and CIS, the UK and the US who are committed to challenging the status quo to offer creative business and legal solutions.
EverEdgeIP is a global, strategic consultancy specializing in intellectual capital. We provide strategic insight to convert intellectual assets into positive business outcomes. We employ more of the World’s top intellectual property strategists than any other firm globally. The calibre and combination of our legal, technical, commercial and ﬁnancial skills enables our clients to succeed in the fast moving knowledge economy. Our track record of successful engagements covers an extensive range of companies and institutions across the full spectrum of business sizes, stages, and industries. Over more than 800 completed client engagements we have achieved an average ROI of 350%. With offices in San Diego, London and Auckland we provide an international footprint of deep experience around the globe. Our approach is pragmatic and commercial - we pride ourselves on providing real, clear answers to the legal and business leaders of the knowledge economy. Our unique blend of experience in technology, law and business has led us to become an expert adviser to ambitious technology entrepreneurs and the World's largest companies.
A key feature of our approach is how we view intellectual property and its place in the today's businesses. The world of commerce has changed profoundly in just a few short decades. All politics may be local, but commerce is global. And while companies were once measured on the goods they manufactured or traded, today they compete in a marketplace of ideas, imagination and innovation. Never before has the ingenuity in an organisation — the processes, inventions, creativity and intelligence of its people — been as commercially critical, as ﬁnancially valuable or as strategically fundamental to business strategy. Hence a key aspect of our client engagements is providing CIPOs and General Counsels an independent and supporting voice at senior management and board levels to place intellectual property at the forefront of business strategy, where it belongs and where it is most valuable. In short, we help today's business leaders harness tomorrow's greatest ideas.
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We provide CIPOs and General Counsels an independent and supporting voice at senior management and board levels to place intellectual property at the forefront of business strategy. We provide strategic insight and best-in-class experience to leverage and create sustained value from all classes of intangible assets, not solely patents and trademarks.
Fish & Richardson is a global intellectual property (IP) firm with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists offering extensive experience practicing IP strategy, counseling, licensing, IP litigation, and commercial litigation. We are one of the few firms to receive top honors as a “Powerhouse” for complex patent work and the most favored IP boutique. When it comes to building durable patents that protect our clients’ innovations, industry experience and technical knowledge are as essential as legal know-how. We have more industry experience and a deeper technical understanding than any other firm: more than 300 of our attorneys hold undergraduate and graduate degrees in science and technology disciplines, including more than 75 PhDs. Our 12 strategically located offices support our clients’ patent needs globally, including 11 offices in the U.S. and a European office in Munich, Germany. As home to the European and German Patent Offices, as well as the German Federal Patent Court, our Munich office is geographically positioned to serve our clients around the globe. You can trust Fish to help you transform your creative ingenuity into business results. To learn more, visit fr.com.
Innography enables organizations of all types and sizes to achieve optimal return on their IP investments. Innography provides a proprietary suite of products which combines unique correlation and visualization technologies to seamlessly integrate patent data with financial, litigation, market and other key business information. This enables users to quickly gain valuable insights for managing, protecting and exploiting their patent portfolios. Founded in 2007 and based in Austin, Texas, Innography is the world’s premier Intellectual Property Business Intelligence (IPBI) provider.
IPfolio provides next-generation, cloud-based IP Management software that helps with all aspects of creating and managing a corporate IP portfolio. IPfolio reduces administrative overhead, allows better visibility into the IP portfolio, facilitates collaboration and decision-making throughout global teams, and enables IP management at a strategic level by tying IP assets to products, markets, and revenue streams. A key differentiator is IPfolio's flexibility for easily tailoring the solution to each company's specific needs with custom fields and workflows, interactive reports and dashboards, and a fully configurable Inventor Portal. Founded in 2012 and headquartered at the San Francisco Bay, IPfolio is the fastest-growing player in its space today. IPfolio's solution is used by forward-thinking companies around the globe, from the world's hottest tech startups according to Forbes all the way to the Fortune 50.
Patents are the lifeblood of your organization. When your job is to develop and retain quality intellectual property, bring it to life in the most efficient and comprehensive manner, and understand the competitive landscape, you need a partner that offers customizable, innovative tools to ensure your success. Reed Tech, a LexisNexis® company,offers services that span the patent workflow. The LexisNexis IP portfolio is a suite of services and solutions that were created by patent attorneys and refined by input from customers who understand the underlying needs of patent professionals. With unparalleled breadth and depth of content, these products have been developed to provide a comprehensive approach across the patent workflow with solutions that are uniquely designed to meet your needs as you prepare, draft, prosecute, defend, monitor and manage patents.
The LexisNexis® IP portfolio offers services that span the patent workflow. The LexisNexis suite of IP solutions and services were created by patent attorneys and refined by input from customers who understand the underlying needs of patent professionals. They have been developed to provide a comprehensive approach across the patent workflow with solutions that are uniquely designed to meet your needs as you prepare, draft, prosecute, defend, monitor and manage patents.
Prepare: LexisNexis® TotalPatent® provides peace of mind when conducting patent research. It is the most comprehensive, precise and dynamic patent research and retrieval service available anywhere. This powerful tool features the world’s largest collection of searchable full-text and bibliographic abstract patent documents from over 100 patent authorities with more patent records than any other competitor. TotalPatent makes researching patent documents easier and faster with name normalization and the option to use semantic search to uncover reliable results in the most efficient manner.
Draft: LexisNexis® PatentOptimizer™ offers revolutionary patent drafting technology that is unmatched by competitors. PatentOptimizer automates and streamlines the process of drafting high-quality patent applications while saving a significant amount of time. Easily search patents, including design patents, with the most powerful text-to-image viewer on the market, or utilize the exclusive patent thesaurus and master index of parts for a highly comprehensive view into the USPTO, EPO, and WIPO. Generate a comprehensive, configurable “one-click” error report that reduces drafting and review time and improves quality of patent applications.
Prosecute: Bringing predictive analytics to patent prosecution to help you practice smarter, LexisNexis® PatentAdvisorSM provides access to the most comprehensive patent analytics available anywhere. PatentAdvisor, the first-ever data-driven patent strategy tool, provides a systemic approach to crafting an effective, customized prosecution strategy and managing an IP portfolio. Understand your examiners so you can devise better prosecution strategies, manage your IP budget, and build customizable views to monitor patent applications of competitors, industries or even product areas all with a user friendly system .
DEFEND: Analyze patents at issue in litigation to assess potential areas of weakness and form higher-value litigation strategies with LexisNexis® PatentOptimizerTM . LexisNexis® TotalPatent® delivers the timely information you need to monitor and invalidate competitive threats for better business outcomes more efficiently and at a lower cost. And easily access rare and older U.S. patent file histories, patent file wrappers, U.S. trademark file histories and international file histories through IP Services (formerly ReedFax®).
McAndrews boasts one of the most highly regarded teams of intellectual property attorneys, patent agents, and technology specialists in the United States. We offer a deep bench of experts in patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition.
All of our attorneys have a degree in science or engineering, and many have prior work experience in technology and IP-focused industries. We routinely handle cases that involve innovative and cutting-edge technologies in specialized industries. While best known for our record of litigation success, McAndrews is also recognized as a leading firm in IP procurement, post-grant proceedings, IP opinions and investigations, global portfolio management, IP development and licensing, M&A support, and design rights.
Our clients include multinational corporations, Fortune 500 companies, startups, and world-renowned universities. We offer an intense focus on IP and complex technology law, handling all types of work from bet-the-company litigation to day-to-day IP management.
McAndrews is continually recognized and honored by respected legal and business media and IP organizations for our achievements in intellectual property law.
MultiLing is the translator of the worlds' most important IP and technical documents in 80+ languages and 120+ countries. We provide source translation from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. Founded in 1988, MultiLing defines and drives best practices for advanced multinational translations. Our unique model combines highly specialized translators, a centralized management process, terminology management, quality control and proprietary technology. It ensures accurate, highly specialized and secure translation for global enterprises with highly technical demands. This model specifically addresses the needs of the patent, information technology, chemical, medical technology, biotechnology and automotive industries.
The Nordic Patent Institute is a partnership between the national patent offices of Denmark, Norway, and Iceland. We leverage the skills, tools, and capabilities of our 150 PCT Patent Examiners to provide customized prior art searching and assessment services to businesses and IP law firms. Our Examiners, as a minimum, have a Masters Degree in their science or technology area, have search fluency in English, French, German, and the Scandinavian languages, and are extensively trained in prior art searching and assessment. Additional language skills within our Examiners team provide us with the capability to search in over 30 languages. Our Examiners have full access to over 850 different databases which, collectively, provide our Examiners with the most comprehensive set of patent and non-patent databases. Our Examiners interact with the customer to ensure a good understanding of the customer’s needs. Before any work is done, the customer is provided with a firm quote on cost and delivery of the work.
Patent Examiners are well educated, highly trained, and have substantial prior art search tools. Why limited this excellent resource to only when there is a patent application to be examined?
Novagraaf is one of Europe’s leading providers of IP services. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we have offices throughout Europe in IP hotspots such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Geneva and Paris. With more than 300 dedicated professionals and staff members across 13 offices, we are able to provide a wide range of advisory and management services. Our services span the full life cycle of patent, trademark, design and domain name services from domestic registrations to complex global portfolios. We offer clients innovative tools for analysis and decision making; IP creation and valuation; IP rights monitoring and protection; IP licensing; and portfolio strategy and management.
About us: - Ranked among the top IP firms in Europe - 125 years of experience and expertise - The world’s largest filer of IR, CTM and BNL rights - More than 300 IP professionals and staff - More than 750,000 trademark registrations under management - Top 20 firm in the UK, listed in Legal 500, #1 in the Benelux, #2 in France
IP consulting tools and services: - IP strategy, auditing and consultancy - IP clearance and availability searching - Trademark, patent, design and domain name filing and management - Enforcement policy and anti-counterfeiting services - Drafting and negotiating or agreements - Sophisticated IP management tool: EasyIP - Internet monitoring
Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world.
Start closer to the right answer.® We use the unique skills and talents of our people, the breadth of our practices and the depth of our 125 years of experience to deliver powerful solutions to client legal and business issues.
Our firm has grown from a two-person law office formed in 1890 in Philadelphia to a large, sophisticated law firm with a national and international practice. While much about Pepper is new and different from its beginnings, we retain traditional values passed down through the decades: respect for the rule of law, pride in an excellent work product and commitment to the client's cause. Today, Pepper Hamilton is a diverse firm of men and women from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, united in these values.
Promax Legal is a leading Intellectual Property consulting company, established to offer strategic and comprehensive suite of IP support services to attorneys, law firms, research institutes and corporations around the world. Since inception, superior quality has been our ethos and we have focused on offering innovative solutions along with excellent client service that helps our clients to achieve their business goals in the most cost effective manner.
Promax Legal provides end-to-end Intellectual Property services in all major technical disciplines. Our clients include established multinational corporations, law firms, universities and start-up companies that utilize legal information to grow and enhance their existing services offerings as well as to create and design innovative new solutions to bring to the marketplace.
inovia instructs more foreign patents than anyone (over 12,000 country filings a year in over 120 countries), and have been instructing for over a decade with a perfect record. We work with corporations, law firms and sole patent practitioners nationalizing PCTs, validating EPs and directly filing via the Paris Convention, including all associated translations. We can use your preferred foreign agents, or a network of hundreds of top-tier agents we have established (and negotiated volume discounts with), always using your custom instructions. With monthly reminders, instant quotes (to make smart decisions), custom reporting (to help budget), and IAM/docketing/e-billing integration (to increase efficiency), inovia is an excellent complement to your business or practice. Let inovia be your tool for foreign filing and save hours per filing and a third of what you are currently paying, while knowing your inventions are in good hands.
Sonoda & Kobayashi was established in 1998 with the specific goal of creating an Japanese intellectual property law firm having a more international, global outlook. Since then, we have grown to a multinational team of 80 experts in technology, law, languages, and international communication, and we have served companies from around the world. The high grant rate for patents and the winning record in litigation have provided us with an international reputation as one of the most reliable intellectual property law firms in Japan.
Valipat offers Intellectual Property administrative services exclusively to IP Attorneys in corporations and in private practice. We have developed structured and packaged offers for: • the validation of European patents • the entry into national/regional phase of PCT applications • the automated generation of Power of Attorney forms (> than 200 jurisdictions) All of these services are offered and available at www.Valipat.com. We also offer a range of custom IP services, including IP Recordals, Data Verification and Custom Paralegal Support.
We have developed unprecedented expertise, capitalizing on our administration and IP practice knowledge to develop new services for the IP community. We deliver unmatched benefits in terms of cost and time savings. We also improve cash flow and profit margins by allowing you to focus on your core competencies, while we handle the related administrative tasks with the support of our streamlined and secure processes. Our web portal allows you to produce: • Cost estimates (fixed & upfront) • Power of Attorney forms • Online progress follow-up You save both time and costs without compromising on quality since we rely on a network of top Tier IP Firms who act as our Agents in all PCT member countries. These firms carry out the substantive work locally.
Winthrop & Weinstine is a dynamic corporate business and commercial litigation law firm focused on building strong client relationships through shared values and commitment to excellence. A “Top 10 Law Firm” in Minnesota, with more than 100 attorneys in over 25 practice areas, the firm’s clients experience responsive, service-driven attorneys who passionately champion client issues, using innovation rather than outmoded tradition and creativity rather than standard formulas. The firm enjoys steady growth by meeting the diverse needs of its clients from individuals and emerging-growth businesses to Fortune 500 companies in an impressive array of industries throughout Minnesota, nationally and internationally.