Maschoff Brennan provides counseling, strategic advice, and litigation representation to clients confronting issues involving both antitrust and intellectual property law. Our lawyers are skilled in evaluating complex issues such as standard setting, collaborations with competitors, distribution and licensing arrangements and disputes, assertion of intellectual property rights in an anti-competitive manner, mergers and acquisitions, and settlements of disputes.

We advise leading companies on matters relating to patent portfolios, standard essential patents, and patent assertion entities. We litigate complex patent/antitrust disputes and represent companies in defending intellectual property practices, defending or challenging mergers, and bringing objectionable conduct to the attention of enforcement authorities. We guide clients safely through the various antitrust issues that IP licenses and associated business practices can present. Our versatile practice ranges from advising branded life sciences companies on life-cycle management issues and REM agreements to counseling leading technology companies in connection with standard-essential patents and patent assertion entities.

Clients turn to us for:

  • Mergers, acquisitions, and transfers of intellectual property

  • Intellectual property licensing

  • Product and service pricing

  • Advertising

  • Monopolization, tying, and exclusive dealing litigation

  • Patent/antitrust counterclaims for patentees and alleged infringers

  • Relationships with customers, competitors, and employees

  • Antitrust issues that arise in the context of Hatch-Waxman patent settlements and related conduct

  • Antitrust issues that arise in connection with standard setting organizations and patent pools