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.