Representative General Business, Corporate and Intellectual Property Law Services
Representative Business/Corporate Law & Counseling:
Business entity selection and formation (corporations & limited liability companies)
Corporate governance and compliance
Confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements
Manufacturing, distribution, and sales representative agreements
Consulting, professional, and master services agreements
Commercial and general business contracts (drafting and negotiating)
Noncompetition, nonsolicitation, and intellectual property assignments
Advising and structuring joint ventures and strategic alliances
Advising and structuring mergers and acquisitions
Collaboration and joint development agreements
Due diligence for various business development and financing transactions
Virtual general counsel (comprehensive legal and counseling services)
IP & Business Law Counseling, LLC provides entrepreneurs with guidance in selecting the appropriate form of business association based on their immediate and future objectives. In doing so, the firm works closely with the client's financial and tax advisors and considers the impact of the selection on the intellectual property assets to be held by the new business entity. The firm assists in the establishment of an executive team, board of directors, and advisory board(s). IP & Business Law Counseling, LLC prepares all required and ancillary formation documents and handles the filing of required documents with the appropriate state office. The firm also provides services related to the hiring of employees and independent contractors, and ensures that appropriate invention disclosure, assignment, confidentiality, noncompetition, and nonsolicitation agreements are implemented.
Contract Drafting and Negotiation
IP & Business Law Counseling, LLC drafts and negotiates diverse commercial and other contracts, including nondisclosure agreements, conditions of use/material transfer agreements, terms and conditions of sale, promissory notes, joint development/CRADA agreements, sale representative agreements, distribution agreements, consulting and professional service agreements, vendor agreements, clinical trial and sponsored research agreements, employment agreements, lease agreements, and various technology-related agreements.
Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances, and Mergers & Acquisitions
IP & Business Law Counseling, LLC assists clients in the structuring, due diligence, and negotiation of partnering arrangements as well as the buying and selling of businesses. In these practice areas, the firm focuses on services related to the due diligence process and the protection of confidential and proprietary information and other intellectual property assets.
Representative Intellectual Property Law & Counseling:
Patent preparation, filing, and prosecution
Trade secret protection
Intellectual property licensing and technology transfer transactions
Auditing of intellectual property assets (patents, trademarks, copyrights,and trade secrets)
Intellectual property portfolio management
Strategy implementation (intellectual property acquisition, protection, and commercialization)
Due diligence investigations in support of acquisition, investment, and financing transactions
Freedom to operate/noninfringement analysis
Patent validity analysis
Patent landscape analysis
Intellectual property litigation support (discovery and expert witness selection/preparation)
IP & Business Law Counseling, LLC provides broad services related to the preparation, filing, and prosecution of patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
IP & Business Law Counseling, LLC provides services and counseling related to the acquisition of trademark rights.
IP & Business Law Counseling, LLC provides services and counseling related to copyright.
IP & Business Law Counseling, LLC provides services and counseling related to the protection of trade secrets.
Intellectual Property Transactions and Beyond
IP & Business Law Counseling, LLC provides counseling to individuals and businesses that wish to leverage intellectual property and maximize the strategic value of their innovations. The firm assists clients with the auditing of intellectual property assets, due diligence associated with acquisitions and financing, and licensing and technology transfer agreements.