In today’s rapidly changing, interconnected marketplace, companies must stay ahead of the curve to protect their competitive edge. To protect clients’ intellectual property assets, Vinson & Elkins’ Intellectual Property Counseling practice assesses and analyzes clients’ technologies and their intellectual property portfolios to identify both opportunities and roadblocks. We work closely with clients to develop a comprehensive strategy to maximize intellectual property protection, minimize the risk of intellectual property litigation, and help implement licensing strategies, always with the clients’ business goals at the forefront.
V&E lawyers provide advice and guidance on obtaining foreign and domestic
patent rights, trademark rights, and copyrights. We also help clients navigate inbound and
outbound licensing campaigns, and related technology transfers. And clients turn to us to assess potential intellectual property issues, to
evaluate options for either avoiding expensive litigation or advantageously
positioning the client in the event litigation occurs. We also provide our
clients, where appropriate, with freedom-to-operate, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions.
Our team has extensive experience in a variety of industries,
including computers, software, wireless communications, oil and gas, media,
sports, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, food and agriculture, consumer
products, aerospace, and clean
energy. This experience across
a range of industries allows us to offer valuable and unique insight into
intellectual property counseling matters.