Armstrong Teasdale intellectual property lawyers are the protectors of our clients’ core intangible assets encompassing such key fundamentals as copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and business plans.
Our professionals, many of whom have Ph.D.s in chemical, biotech, electrical and mechanical areas, understand the complex inventions and ideas they advocate. They guard those innovations by prosecuting patent applications and conducting patentability, non-infringement, and validity studies. Some of the world’s leading companies choose us to develop and manage their patent portfolios, run due diligence studies related to acquisitions and provide infringement investigation services.
Clients also look to Armstrong Teasdale for help in selecting and screening new trade and service marks, as well as trade names. They rely on us to register, maintain and protect their trademarks worldwide on works that range from visual arts to computer programs. Our services include negotiating and drafting disclosure, manufacturing, technology transfer, license and joint venture agreements, domestically and abroad. We also counsel clients regarding advertising compliance and related issues.
We bring and defend all types of intellectual property litigation in both state and federal courts. In addition to patent, trademark and copyright cases, our lawyers handle trade secrets, confidential information, unfair competition and false advertising claims. We also assist clients in all stages of litigation including seeking and defending temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and ex-parte seizures.
- Prepare and prosecute patent applications in all fields
- Conduct patentability, non-infringement, clearance and validity studies
- Assist clients in the development and management of patent portfolios
- Conduct IP due diligence studies with respect to acquisitions
- Select, screen, register and monitor trademarks
- Provide copyright counseling and registration
- Obtain advertising compliance
- Build trade secret protection programs
- Obtain computer software protection and licensing
- Obtain domestic and international licensing
- Conduct intellectual property litigation in state and federal courts, including preliminary injunctions, temporary restraining orders and seizures
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Of the Armstrong Teasdale attorneys named to the most recent edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, four were named top Intellectual Property Services lawyers.
One member is listed in Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers® and one member is named a "Rising Stars" in the most recent edition.
Armstrong Teasdale was named a "Go-To Law Firm®" for intellectual property. The firms were chosen via a survey of the general counsel of Fortune 500® companies based on in-depth research and analysis of various public filings and resources (2009).
Armstrong Teasdale was named as one of the top patent law firms in the country according to the article "Top Patent Firms" in the March 2012 issue of Intellectual Property Today magazine. The special issue ranked Armstrong Teasdale at #72 being the first Missouri law firm named, out of more than 365 law firms that participated. The list was comprised based on the number of utility patents issued in 2011. Armstrong Teasdale has been named to the list consecutively since 2003.
Armstrong Teasdale was listed as having the largest Patent Practice in St. Louis for 2012, for the fifth consecutive year, based on the number of local licensed patent attorneys by the St. Louis Business Journal.
Armstrong Teasdale was cited by several Fortune 100 companies as a firm it frequently uses for intellectual property and patent prosecution matters. The information was contained in the 2012 report "Who Represents Corporate America," published by The National Law Journal.
The Intellectual Property practice group was listed as a Band One for leading Intellectual Property firms in ChambersUSA in 2012
Five of the group's attorneys are featured in the 2012 edition of ChambersUSA. Two of which are recognized as Up-And-Coming attorneys and one as an Associate to Watch.