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Nossaman LLP


Intellectual Property

Nossaman represents corporate and individual business clients in the acquisition, disposition, protection, licensing, and exploitation of intellectual property rights. Our work includes intellectual property protection through copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, technical assistance agreements, and confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements.

Our intellectual property clients include companies in the high technology, healthcare, biotechnology, agribusiness, pharmaceutical, and other industries, including internet companies. Our services include the licensing and exploitation of our clients' intellectual property portfolios (patents, copyrighted software programs, trademarks, service marks, trade names, internet domain names, and algorithms), compliance with regulatory requirements applicable to those portfolios, and financing for and development of R&D programs.

We also have extensive experience in connection with the collateralization of intellectual property (including mortgages of copyrights, trademarks, and service marks) for financing purposes and with outright assignments and transfers of IP rights. Nossaman attorneys conduct due diligence reviews of IP in connection with technology licensing transfers, financings, and M&A transactions.

We have also represented U.S. clients with respect to cross-border licensing of software, trademarks, trade secrets, know-how, and other intellectual property rights, including licenses with enterprises in the European Union, Central America, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Korea.

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