Computers are everywhere, from the servers and mainframes that power the Internet to consumer PCs and laptops to smartphones, databases, and embedded devices. The rate of innovation in this arena is unprecedented: computers that filled a room a generation ago now fit in the palm of your hand.

At Maschoff Brennan, our attorneys understand the importance of identifying and protecting technology-related intellectual property. A carefully developed portfolio can prove to be a crucial asset to a growing company with new ideas. Similarly, as spending on technology increases, more companies are looking to assert their rights, and companies must be prepared to defend a growing number of IP assertions.

Decades of working with industry leaders in computer hardware, databases, information technology, the Internet, and more, have given us a deep understanding of how those industries have evolved and where they are heading. To capture the economies of scale and customer conveniences that standards provide, many of our clients have developed, patented, and licensed their technologies. Some work with other companies to pool patents to make licensing more efficient. Our clients in these vast and sophisticated markets rely on Maschoff Brennan to identify opportunities, anticipate problems, and provide practical solutions.

Our team includes registered patent attorneys and patent agents, all with diverse technical backgrounds and advanced degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, and physics to help you manage your technological patent portfolio.

Clients in the computers & databases industry turn to us for:

  • Obtaining patents for new technologies

  • Converting invention disclosures into protectable IP assets

  • Writing opinions and providing ongoing counseling for new and evolving products

  • Asserting IP rights to protect innovations from infringement

  • Defending against accusations of infringement

  • Strategically building and managing patent portfolios

  • Handling regulatory and government-related matters

  • Drafting licenses, transactions, and agreements

  • Counseling on IP management and monetization strategies

  • Providing trademark and copyright services, and advertising protection

  • Advocating our client’s position in post grant reviews, reexaminations, and reissues