Companies are built on the strength of their innovation in the market. In today's global environment of evolving technologies and varied patent regimes, protecting your inventions — and staying ahead of the competition — can be complex.
At Baker & McKenzie, we bring the experience and pioneering tools needed to safeguard your investment in research and development anywhere in the world. We understand in depth the commercial implications of patent law, and consider your business relationships as well as legal matters to help you strategically plan where to file and enforce your patents. Our team can also help design — and seamlessly implement — legal solutions to help protect your inventions even in the most challenging markets.
We have invested in online tools and resources to help you stay efficient and up-to-date across all areas of patent management. With our sophisticated and secure online docketing system, backed by a dedicated global intellectual property support center with a considerable amount of client support experience, no other firm can match the convenience and consistency of our portfolio management solutions.
How We Can Help
Patent prosecution and portfolio management
- we regularly assist clients in patent drafting and prosecution locally and under international treaties, patentability clearances, and freedom-to-operate assessments, and managing regional and global patent portfolios.
Patent licensing, technology transfer agreements and other commercial transactions
- we advise clients on licensing and cross-licensing of patents, technology transfer agreements, and patent due diligence. We also assist clients on confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements for inventions and trade secrets, and assignment agreements with employees, contractors and other parties.
Patent enforcement, litigation and dispute resolution
- we represent clients in patent infringement litigation, with the distinct ability of advising on patent enforcement strategies to resolve multijurisdictional disputes. We help clients secure injunctions and other critical provisional measures and interim patent enforcement reliefs. We assist clients in relation to non-practicing entity (NPE) litigation. We also represent and advise clients in patent reissue, re-examination, revocation and invalidation proceedings, as well as disputes arising from trade secret misappropriation and interference.