Intellectual Property Litigation

Sherman & Howard’s intellectual property attorneys assist and counsel clients in protecting their intellectual property. Whether our client is a Fortune 500 company, a small cap enterprise or an emerging start-up, our attorneys ably and efficiently guide it in protecting what are often the company’s core and most valuable assets: its patents, copyrights, trademarks, software, know-how, trade secrets, goodwill, Internet domains and competitive intelligence. We have cutting edge expertise both in emerging areas of intellectual property law and in application of established principles to every type of commerce. Our experience covers all phases of development, maintenance and enforcement of intellectual property portfolios, including: copyright ownership and registration; branding and marketing strategies; trademark clearance, registration and enforcement; patent enforcement and licensing; employee non-competition; trade secret protection; development of internal protection programs; due diligence IP audits in mergers and acquisitions; internet domain acquisition and protection; licensing, assignment and other technology transfers; WIPO and other online interference disputes; online contracts and e-commerce transactions; software and systems development and protection; vendor, distribution and strategic alliance agreements; and marketing strategies. When formal legal measures become necessary, we are at our client’s side in State and Federal courts, as well as in private mediation and arbitration venues, to vigorously defend and enforce the protection of these rights.