Intellectual property (IP) law grants certain exclusive rights to a wide range of intangible assets, such as music, written word, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. IP includes copyright, trademarks, patents, and in many places, trade secrets. At Walters & Wasylyna, our intellectual property attorneys have a wide range of experience protecting the rights of our clients.
Walters & Wasylyna is highly active in patent preparation and prosecution. Our patent attorneys have science and engineering degrees that enable them to quickly grasp and concisely communicate complex technologies in virtually all subject matters and disciplines. Outside of the U.S., our patent attorneys work with a network of foreign patent agents to secure international patent protection.
In addition to building patent portfolios, our patent attorneys counsel clients on patent infringement issues, patent avoidance strategies, and render patent validity and non-infringement opinions. We also represent clients in administrative proceedings, such as patent reexaminations in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
In the courtroom, we pride ourselves in presenting our clients’ complex technologies in simple fashion and telling our clients’ story to a judge or jury in a concise and compelling fashion. We handle patent litigation for all size businesses, as well as individual inventors.
Patent attorneys who will understand the complexities of your technology
Our attorneys also assist clients in obtaining and enforcing trademarks and copyrights. We perform searches and render opinions on registrability. We assist our clients to establish, enforce and challenge trademark rights. We also counsel clients in trade dress and unfair competition matters under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act. Our IP trial lawyers litigate IP claims in federal courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and we will help you protect the goodwill and brand value that you have worked to develop.