Intellectual Property & Technology

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Our Intellectual Property & Technology attorneys offer the complete range of legal services for the identification, development, acquisition, protection, commercialization and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) assets and related technology. Whether performing due diligence for an acquisition, securing a patent or trademark, or using litigation to resolve an IP dispute, our full-service intellectual property group works closely with clients to provide business-minded solutions and to achieve results in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

Our licensing and transactional attorneys develop a sophisticated understanding of our clients’ businesses and dedicate time to understanding the industries in which our clients operate. They are devoted full-time to counseling, drafting, and negotiating technology transactions. Our IP transaction team also works seamlessly with our other practice groups to provide integrated services to clients in healthcare and corporate mergers, acquisitions, financings, and restructurings involving technology and IP assets.

Our IP litigation practice combines the technical knowledge of our patent attorneys with substantial trial experience. IP litigators protect clients’ ability to research, develop and market intellectual assets, including counseling clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property enforcement disputes.

Some of our IP portfolio services include:

  • Patent prosecution, maintenance and enforcement
  • Trademark clearance, registration, maintenance and enforcement
  • Copyright litigation and counseling
  • Trade secret litigation and counseling
  • IP aspects of mergers, acquisitions, alliances, strategic relationships, joint ventures and other corporate and healthcare transactions
  • Technology development, procurement and commercialization
  • Information technology and business process outsourcing
  • Providing infringement, validity and enforceability opinions
  • Developing IP portfolio strategies
  • Counseling on privacy and data security
  • Advising on media, advertising and marketing strategies
  • Valuation and asset management

We proudly represent innovative businesses and fast-growing startups across many industries including automotive, biotechnology, chemicals, computer hardware and software, consumer products, electronics, financial services, healthcare, information technology, life sciences, media and entertainment, music, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications.

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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented Life Technologies Corp. in a Federal Circuit Appeal stemming from a 2017 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decision in a covered business method proceeding (CBM). Michael Kiklis represented Life Technologies in two covered business method proceedings: one was filed in 2014 and the other was filed in 2015. Life Technologies prevailed in both proceedings with the PTAB finding that all challenged claims of Unisone Strategic IP Inc.’s inventory management patent recited ineligible subject matter pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 101. This appeal involved the second CBM. Unisone chose not to appeal the first CBM. The Federal Circuit heard oral argument on December 4, 2018, and then affirmed the PTAB’s decision less than one week later.

    We represented Life Technologies Corp. in a Federal Circuit Appeal stemming from a 2017 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented Gen Cap America in its acquisition of a physical therapy, fitness and wellness products provider

    We represented Gen Cap America, Inc. in its acquisition of Orthopedic Physical Therapy Products, a Minneapolis-based physical therapy, fitness and...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented Ardent Health Services in its agreement with Epic Systems Corp. to unite all Ardent hospitals and clinics under a single information-sharing platform

    We represented Ardent Health Services in its agreement with Epic Systems Corp., the industry's leading provider of electronic health record...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented a global kidney dialysis company in its negotiation with Epic Systems to replace the company’s homegrown EHR platform with Epic’s Care Everywhere Network

    We represented a global kidney dialysis company in its negotiation with Epic Systems to replace the company’s homegrown EHR platform...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented a publicly-traded hospital system in its agreement with a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services for the outsourcing of health records management, revenue cycle solutions, payroll services and certain supply chain management functions

    We represented a publicly-traded hospital system in its agreement with a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services for...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented the largest dermatology practice in the nation in the negotiation of its agreement with the leading provider of a specialty-specific EMR system and product suite

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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented NN, Inc. (Nasdaq: NNBR) in its acquisition of Paragon Medical

    We represented NN, Inc. (Nasdaq: NNBR) in the acquisition of Paragon Medical, a private equity backed medical device manufacturer, for...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • We represented Clearwater Compliance in its investment by Altaris Capital Partners, LLC.

    We represented Clearwater Compliance in its investment by Altaris Capital Partners, LLC. (Altaris). The transaction closed in January 2018 and...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represented Mainsail Partners in its $30 million growth equity investment in Bio-Optronics.

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Martha B. Allard
Counsel
Jaime L. Barwig
Associate
Robert L. Brewer
Member
Timothy J. Browne
Member
Emily A. Burrows
Associate
Curtis Capeling
Member
Shu Chen, Ph.D.
Associate
Terry L. Clark
Member
Stefanie Colletier
Associate
Alexandria Wood Davenport
Associate
Chelsea L. Harrison
Associate
Johnathan D. Holbrook
Associate
Brian R. Iverson
Member
Michael L. Kiklis
Member
R. Davis Mello
Associate
Paige Waldrop Mills
Member
R. Gregory Parker
Member
Juhi Kaveeshvar Patel
Attorney
G. Scott Thomas
Member
Shelley R. Thomas
Member
Rodrigo N. Valle
Associate
Janelle D. Waack
Member
Kathryn Hannen Walker
Member
Matthew D. Zapadka
Associate