Pierce Atwood’s experienced intellectual property (IP) attorneys understand the importance of identifying and protecting valuable intangible assets. The group has specialists in all areas of IP law, and throughout a wide range of technical disciplines, to help clients navigate the complexities of this critical area. Whether you are seeking to obtain a patent on a core technology, register a trademark for a business, negotiate a software license, or bring an IP enforcement action, we’ve got you covered.
Materials science developments and specialized manufacturing processes underpin many commercial products. Securing IP protection for innovations in these areas can put competitors at a significant disadvantage by forcing them to use inferior materials and/or manufacturing techniques. Pierce Atwood's IP attorneys help clients identify protectable innovations in these areas and guide them in selecting the best form of IP protection to meet their individual needs. Choosing the appropriate form of IP protection can be a pivotal decision point for a company, as it often involves deciding whether to seek patent protection for an innovation, which necessitates public disclosure of an otherwise unknown material or process, or to instead maintain the innovation as a trade secret. Our experienced IP attorneys provide our clients the valuable guidance they need to choose the best path.