Opinion Preparation & Counseling

We prepare clearance opinions for proposed products, processes, and brand names to assess potential infringement of third party intellectual property. In addition, we are often asked to assess the validity of patents and trademarks. In every instance, the business goals and the potential for litigation are considered to help ensure that the opinion will protect the client in court or enhance their position at the negotiating table. Design around options are often considered and presented to the client. Our team also conducts intellectual property due diligence for the acquisition of intellectual property or entire companies.