Intellectual Property & Technology

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.

  • Lead Counsel to POINT Biopharma Inc. in connection with its proposed SPAC business combination with Therapeutics Acquisition Corp. d/b/a Research Alliance Corp. I (Nasdaq: RACA), a special purpose acquisition company, sponsored by RA Capital Management.  Upon closing, the combined company will be named POINT Biopharma Global Inc. and is expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “PNT”.

    We served as lead legal counsel to POINT Biopharma Inc., a late stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to bringing the many...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented Boston Children’s Hospital with intellectual property, business, and government contracting issues associated with VaccineFinder

    We represented Boston Children's Hospital with intellectual property, business, and government contracting issues associated with VaccineFinder. We also assisted Boston...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represented Tractor Supply Company (Nasdaq: TSCO) in their agreement to acquire Orscheln Farm and Home, a family-owned farm and ranch retailer.

    We represented Tractor Supply Company (Nasdaq: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, in their agreement to...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • We represented Tivity Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: TVTY), a fitness and social engagement solutions provider, in the divestiture of its nutrition business, Nutrisystem® and South Beach Diet®, to Kainos Capital, a leading food and consumer-focused private equity firm, for $575 million in cash.

    We represented Tivity Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: TVTY), a fitness and social engagement solutions provider, in the divestiture of its nutrition...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of Mainsail Partners, a San Francisco-based growth equity firm focused on software companies, in its recapitalization of JobNimbus, a leading home services CRM and job management system.

    We represented Mainsail Partners, a San Francisco-based growth equity firm focused on software companies, in its recapitalization of JobNimbus, a...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represented HealthStream (Nasdaq: HSTM), a leading provider of workforce and provider solutions for the healthcare industry, in its $67.5 million cash acquisition of Change Healthcare’s staff scheduling business, which includes ANSOS™ Staff Scheduling application and related products. Together, ANSOS with recent acquisitions, ShiftWizard and NurseGrid, will represent HealthStream’s portfolio of nurse and staff scheduling solutions and helps establish them as the market leader in healthcare workforce scheduling business.

    We represented HealthStream (Nasdaq: HSTM), a leading provider of workforce and provider solutions for the healthcare industry, in its $67.5...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of AccuReg Software, a healthcare technology solutions company, in its acquisition of Zenig, LLC, a digital patient technology company. This transformative transaction builds upon AccuReg’s strategy to seamlessly integrate digital patient engagement with the revenue cycle to and continues to build upon its marketing leading patient access suite.

    We represented AccuReg Software, a healthcare technology solutions company, in its acquisition of Zenig, LLC, a digital patient technology company....
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Trademark licensing counsel to Fanatics Licensing Management, negotiating exclusive license agreements for college sports apparel and merchandise on behalf of University of Wisconsin, Notre Dame and University of Kentucky.

    We represent Fanatics Licensing Management on trademark licensing matters, negotiating exclusive license agreements for college sports apparel and merchandise on...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represented a developer of consumer and commercial products in connection with building a portfolio of patents and other intellectual...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represented a provider of SaaS based services that enabled the web-based integration of disparate healthcare IT systems.  We represented...
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    Client Type: Private Company
Marc E. Ackerman
Counsel
Jaime L. Barwig
Member
Robert L. Brewer
Member
Timothy J. Browne
Member
Emily A. Burrows
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Curtis Capeling
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Shu Chen, Ph.D.
Associate
Terry L. Clark
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Carrie L. Cobb
Associate
Stefanie Colletier
Associate
Alexandria Wood Davenport
Associate
Chelsea L. Harrison
Associate
Elizabeth Harwood
Associate
Caleb H. Hogan
Senior Litigation Attorney
Johnathan D. Holbrook
Associate
Brian R. Iverson
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Michael L. Kiklis
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Paige Waldrop Mills
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Emily  C. Snyder
Associate
G. Scott Thomas
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Shelley R. Thomas
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Katherine  M. Todd
Counsel
Janelle D. Waack
Member
Kathryn Hannen Walker
Member
Caitlin Wilkinson
Associate
Roy Wyman
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