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Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, LLC

Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, LLP   One Park Row Suite 300 Providence, RI 02903 | 15 Franklin Street Westerly, RI 02891
TELEPHONE: 401.453.6400   FAX: 401.453.6411

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property
Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman's intellectual property practice assists inventors and businesses in obtaining, maintaining, and commercializing their intellectual property portfolios. We assist our clients in developing and refining their IP portfolios, including providing assistance in: patent procurement and trademark procurement; copyright and trade secret management; university technology transfer; international patent and trademark procurement; patent re-examination and reissue proceedings; and trademark opposition and cancellations proceedings.

A critical aspect of our intellectual property practice is identifying infringers and managing the risk of accusations of infringement. In our client representations, we provide fast and thorough invalidity and noninfringement opinions, including: patent, trademark and copyright infringement and invalidity analyses; detailed written opinions for use in defensive and offensive litigation; freedom to operate and validity analyses; and design around evaluations.

In conjunction with our corporate practice, we have significant experience in licensing and other IP sharing arrangements. We have negotiated a variety of transactions including: license agreements, development agreements and non-disclosure agreements; material transfer agreements; supply agreements, distribution agreements and consulting agreements; research collaboration agreements and idea submission agreements; and clinical and pre-clinical trial agreements. Our attorneys also perform due diligence for investments and acquisitions, including analyses of IP held by competitors and by target companies.

CR&F's litigation team works closely with our IP attorneys to provide comprehensive litigation and trial representation to clients involved in or anticipating disputes involving IP.

updated: 3 years ago