Hoge Fenton provides the full range of domestic and international patent prosecution, enforcement, and licensing services. Our patent team helps clients of all sizes, from start-ups and entrepreneurs to global conglomerates, protect their innovation and identify ways to maximize revenue streams. Amidst a constantly shifting legal and technological landscape, we work with clients to identify strengths and weaknesses in their patent portfolios, as well as opportunities for growth. We draw from our extensive legal experience and technical knowledge to realize business goals efficiently and strategically.
Our patent prosecution and counseling services include the following:
- Strategic patent portfolio stewardship: With an eye on maximizing a return on investment, we work with our clients to assess their needs and tailor patent portfolios to meet them. From initial invention disclosure, to the mapping out of a global innovation protection strategy, to patent licensing, or the acquisition of your enterprise, Hoge Fenton is with you every step of the way.
- Licensing agreements and contracts: We negotiate and draft complex licensing agreements to secure freedom to operate or monetization of innovation. Our attorneys regularly draft licenses and contracts for value-added resellers; original-equipment manufacturers; and software developers, distributors, and duplicators, including independent contractors hired to develop customized intellectual property.
- Patent disputes: While we strive to minimize risk and resolve conflicts through alternative dispute resolution, our attorneys have significant experience defending and asserting patent claims in district court, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
- M&A due diligence and counsel: Our attorneys advise clients on mergers and acquisitions involving the transfer of patent and other intellectual property rights, from initial due diligence through closing. We work strategically to help improve our client’s negotiating position and mitigate future risks.