Ensuring Adequate Intellectual Property Protection
Obtaining adequate protection for intellectual property prevents the loss or dissipation of your valuable assets and investments. At the same time however, expenditures for patents, copyrights and trademarks which are unnecessary deprive other areas of a company of needed funds. A business manager must make decisions which provide adequate protection of intellectual property assets. The decisions must be realistic in scope in view of the value of the asset to be protected, in order to accomplish defined goals.
At Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A., much of our work involves counseling established corporations and entrepreneurs in intellectual property matters. Our firm helps clients understand the value of their IP assets and the potential risks they face. We also provide recommendations designed to ensure that those assets are protected.
Comprehensive IP Protection Strategies
Our attorneys view intellectual property matters from a strategic point of view. We evaluate an entire portfolio of IP assets, including patents, trademarks, trade dress and copyrights, to develop a comprehensive IP protection strategy for a company. Our firm then implements the selected protection strategy on an on-going basis by providing necessary follow-up and services.
Opinions on Specific IP Matters
We are often called upon to issue opinions regarding specific questions which arise related to your intellectual property. Does this innovation potentially infringe upon a competitor's patent? In what nations should we seek international patent protection? How can we structure a licensing agreement to retain control of the technology? Is a competitor's patent or trademark really enforceable?
Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A. responds quickly and definitively to these and many other intellectual property and patent law matters.
Due Diligence and the Strength of IP Assets
Our firm also evaluates the strength of patents and trademarks held by potential acquisition candidates and licensors — either individually or on a portfolio basis.
Whatever the task we are asked to accomplish, Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A. will respond with sound advice and actionable recommendations that will protect your firm's assets and interests.
For a consultation with an intellectual property lawyer at Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A. call 952.563.3000 or send us an e-mail. Located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, we serve clients in Minnesota, throughout the country and around the world.