Intellectual Property Lawyers
What sets us apart at Clark & Associates, is our integrated business and intellectual property practices. Our mission is to help creative individuals and businesses, both large and small, protect and capitalize upon their copyrights, trademarks patents, trade secrets, and other IP with effective personnel policies, procedures, registrations, licensing agreements, cease and desist demands — and when necessary — infringement litigation. Our large-firm experience means that you get a high level of sophistication, but we can deliver the services you need in a way that is more flexible, nimble and cost-effective than the practices of large intellectual property and business law firms.
At the end of the day, isn’t that what you really want for yourself and your business? Contact our Northern Virginia offices today to schedule a consultation to speak with an attorney.
Serving the Dulles Technology Corridor and Beyond
We have extensive experience working with local, national and international organizations that create, develop, use and sell intellectual property including technology and e-commerce businesses. Because of our proximity to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Copyright Office, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (one of the nation’s leading courts for IP litigation), we are sought out not only by businesses and individuals but by other lawyers throughout the country and the world. Whether you wish to protect your intellectual property assets or have become entangled in a dispute over trade secrets or IP rights, our firm is prepared to serve you.
We understand the legal challenges facing those who work in the science and technology fields. Utilizing sound judgment and legal insight, we work with you to devise protective strategies that reflect the needs of a rapidly changing industry, economy and world.
Protecting Your Intellectual Property Assets
Our intellectual property audit is a great way for younger companies that got started on a shoe string to obtain a comprehensive survey of their IP assets and the risks they may be facing. We will meet with your key personnel to identify your intellectual property and to understand your business strategies. We will review the documentation you have in place and give you comprehensive report on our findings and our recommendations on the most appropriate ways to protect and exploit your IP.
Do you own or run a new business? Have you developed a new software and are now experiencing success? Now that your fledgling business is off the ground, rely on Clark & Associates, to assist you in managing and protecting your intellectual property and business needs. We are happy to conduct an IP audit that will identify areas you need to address to protect your investment.
Let’s discuss your business model as well as intellectual property assets. What are your core marks? Are they registered trademarks? What is the nature of your employment relationships? Perhaps it is time to establish non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and non-compete agreements with key personnel.
While we are certainly capable of isolated tasks like prosecuting trademark or copy right applications, most of our clients rely on us for more. Our lawyers strive to understand the business objectives and strategies of our clients and can therefore offer cost saving insights and value-oriented recommendations that help our clients achieve their business goals. This makes us more than just contract service providers, it makes us a valuable part of their business team.
You have invested valuable resources into your product name, brand or new software product. Why expose it to the possibility of unlawful use or manipulation? We are happy to examine the protective systems you have in place and suggest ways to better safeguard your intellectual assets.
Our audits cover the areas in which we are routinely engaged by clients to provide advice, and representation such as:
- NDAs (non-disclosure agreements)
- Licensing agreements with inventors or creators
- Trademark registration
- Copyright registration
- License agreement negotiation and drafting
- OEM (original equipment manufacturer), reseller and end user software license agreements
- IP purchases or sales
- Trademarks, copyright, patents and trade secrets
- Intellectual property litigation
Meeting Your Business Needs
As our clients pursue their business plans, they look to us for continued guidance and assistance in policing their marks, negotiating their licenses, and acquiring new assets.
And for those clients whose business plans involve seeking to attract or buy-out investors, pursue an IPO, or sell their businesses, the lawyers at Clark & Associates can be counted on to skillfully handle business matters as well.
Whether you need to protect a trade secret or wish to purchase or sell a piece of intellectual property, you may rely on our experience at Clark & Associates, to ensure the matter is handled carefully, efficiently, cost-effectively. Contact us today.