Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

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Pennington, P.A.’s intellectual property team provides our domestic and international clients with a full array of legal services relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, including intellectual property litigation and transactions; trademark, patent, and copyright acquisition; and counseling to develop and protect intellectual property rights throughout the United States and elsewhere around the world.

Intellectual Property Litigation

The intellectual property team litigates intellectual property disputes, including patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement, licensing disputes, claims under the anticybersquatting consumer protection act (“ACPA”) and matters involving complex mechanical, software, and engineering technologies in courts throughout the United States. We provide honest advice and work with every client to develop a unique strategy for each case that best fits its individual business plans and goals. 

Patent Acquisition and Counseling

Consisting of attorneys, engineers, and a biologist, Pennington P.A.’s patent team assists clients with cost effective management of both individual patents and full patent portfolios. We handle all aspects of the patent application process, including a pre-filing patent search to determine the scope of protection that the invention would receive and the chance of successfully obtaining a patent, patent drafting, filing a patent application before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,  reissue applications, reexamination proceedings, inter partes review and appellate proceedings. We can also assist with prototype development and functionality improvements for your invention. 

The firm’s intellectual property team drafts and negotiates intellectual property licensing, development and confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements. 

Trademark Acquisition and Counseling

Pennington handles trademark acquisition, opposition and cancellation proceedings, licensing agreements and disputes, and internet domain name matters. 

We provide trademark searches to determine the chance of successfully registering your trademark, we counsel clients about the relative strength of their proposed trademarks and how to use them, and we draft and file U.S. trademark applications for clients. We also help resolve trademark disputes and defend trademark rights.

Copyright Acquisition and Counseling

Pennington regularly assists clients to acquire copyright registrations with the U.S. Copyright Office. We ensure that agreements relating to copyright interests and ownership are properly drafted. We regularly defend our clients’ copyright interest in original works of authorship and help clients understand potential copyright liability and respond to allegations of copyright infringement.