Intellectual property is the fastest growing practice area within Armstrong Teasdale as we continue to expand the firm’s ability to protect our clients’ copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and business plans.
Many of our professionals in the intellectual property services area have Ph.D.s in chemical, biotech, electrical and mechanical areas, and 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 also 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.
If litigation is necessary, our experienced trial lawyers are prepared to prosecute and defend a full range of intellectual property cases in both state and federal courts. We assist clients in all stages of litigation including seeking and defending temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and ex-parte seizures.
Members of our team are also experienced in handling patent review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). These proceedings, which were created by the America Invents Act, include Post Grant, Inter Partes and Covered Business Method reviews.