At Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, we recognize intellectual property rights are a key component to our clients’ potential and worth, whether they are large or small companies, universities or individuals. Attorneys in our intellectual property practice are extremely supportive of their clients and are accessible from around the world. At our Firm, we do more than take an idea and convert it to an abstract application; we strategize on the best methods to achieve our client's desired objectives. We combine technical expertise with business pragmatism. And because our intellectual property practice is integrated with the other practices of our Firm, our clients get the highest level of service at the best value in the legal market today. Our attorneys have a wealth of experience in a wide range of intellectual property issues including:
Our clients' business needs and objectives are at the forefront of any intellectual property application, transfer or dispute. Our foremost goal is to help evaluate the intellectual property of our clients and provide responsive, efficient services as our clients’ needs change and grow over time. We form close relationships with our clients and work to understand their needs in order to form a truly interactive client-attorney team. Lewis Rice will add value to your intellectual property utilizing skillful, responsive and efficient strategies.
Primary subsets of our intellectual property practice include:
The intellectual property litigators at Lewis Rice aggressively advocate for our clients’ intellectual property rights in courts across the country and around the world, both in defense and enforcement of infringement claims. We litigate patents and related intellectual property issues in virtually every major field. We litigate registered and unregistered trademarks, trade names, trade secrets and trade dress. We also litigate copyrights related to books, drawings, architectural drawings and other media. And, perhaps most importantly, our litigators have the knowledge and experience to present complex technical issues in a way that judges and jurors understand. In recent years, our intellectual property litigators have successfully opposed some of the largest law firms in the country at a fraction of their costs. Our team includes former federal court clerks, attorneys licensed before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and graduates of the best law schools in the country. The combination of these talented attorneys combined with our client-focused, objective-driven approach and Midwestern rates results in effective and cost-efficient litigation. Indeed, our clients often receive a cost advantage over their opposition without sacrificing resources or talent; this can provide leverage and flexibility in resolving high-stakes, "bet the company" intellectual property disputes for large and small companies alike. And, because our litigators are also experienced in antitrust and other commercial areas, they are able to fully assert or defend our clients’ rights in any pending matter.
Lewis Rice has been recognized by Intellectual Property Today® as a "Top Patent Firm" and "Top Trademark Firm" for many years, with our focus concentrating on quality over quantity of work. Our entire patent and trademark prosecution team understands the need to create meaningful patent and trademark protections capable of withstanding scrutiny if an enforcement action should become necessary. Thus, the approach at Lewis Rice is to deal closely with the inventor or owner to assimilate a working knowledge of the subject matter of the patent or trademark; conduct studies to determine the likelihood of obtaining an issued patent or trademark before our clients expend a substantial capital investment in an invention, trade name or slogan; and then follow through with portfolio maintenance as required over the passage of time. While we have multiple highly qualified prosecution attorneys on our team, we staff each matter leanly so that each lawyer working on a prosecution matter can gain an in-depth knowledge of our clients’ intellectual property needs without running up costs.
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