Intellectual Property

Gould & Ratner’s Intellectual Property attorneys are skilled at obtaining patents, trademarks and copyrights. We advise clients in all aspects of intellectual property, including counseling, prosecution and litigation of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, trade dress, business methods and technology transactions.

We represent clients in a broad array of industries including:

  • manufacturing
  • software
  • technology
  • telecommunications
  • computer manufacturing
  • retail and e-commerce
  • consumer goods

We guide our clients through the process of leveraging their assets through transactions that include licensing programs, transfer of technology and protection of trade secrets. Drawing on their experience in specific technology practice areas, our attorneys work with our clients to prepare appropriate agreements, including:

  • effective dealer and distributor agreements
  • technology transfer license agreements
  • software development agreements
  • software license and maintenance agreements
  • cloud computing and other software as a service (SaaS) agreements
  • agreements relating to the development, distribution and use of open source software
  • employment agreements
  • policy manuals preventing the unauthorized disclosure of proprietary information

IP Litigation

Our Intellectual Property Practice also includes a full-service litigation component, with experienced IP practitioners and trial lawyers teaming to handle myriad litigation matters involving patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets, antitrust, unfair competition, violation of non-compete agreements, and dealer and distributor termination.

Representative Matters

  • Represented defendant in patent infringement suit involving quad small form factor pluggable (QSFP+) transceiver and adapaters.
  • Represented an inventor of more than 150 medical device patents structure and negotiated several complex licensing transactions with major medical device manufacturers.
  • Represented a company with patents on several cancer fighting therapies receive equity infusions from a public company.
  • Represented a banking software developer in several license agreements with the banks for customer relationship management software.
  • Represented a developer of communications software in license, maintenance and escrow arrangements with several customers.

Intellectual Property Team