Expert advice at every step. At Maschoff Brennan, we assist our clients in safeguarding their assets and protecting their business from infringement litigation by providing opinions and counseling on validity, infringement, and registrability, drafting intellectual property agreements, and providing support for transactions involving intellectual property.

Maschoff Brennan also provides extensive IP counseling, portfolio development, and management for independent entrepreneurs and inventors, as well as major research universities, large international corporations, and local and national business entities. Further, our experienced attorneys have a wide range of technological knowledge in fields such as pharmaceutics, electronics, semiconductors, optics, wireless communication, artificial intelligence, automotive, autonomous technologies, networking,  medical technology, chemistry, physics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and others.

The legal options and counseling we provide include:

  • Patentability Opinions

  • Freedom to Operate Opinions for Patents, Trademarks, Trade dress, and Copyright

  • Infringement Opinions for Patents, Trademarks, Trade dress, Trade secret, and Copyright

  • Validity Opinions for Patents, Trademarks, Copyright, and Trade secret

 We render opinions ranging from single opinions on a specific patent to providing long-term, ongoing counseling on complex patent portfolios or litigation. We routinely address patent validity, enforceability, misuse, design-around issues, licensing potential, IP contract construction and enforcement, and export controls. We regularly partner with our client’s legal, business, and technical staff to identify the potential for risk and reward, from idea to revenue-generating portfolios.

Opinions and due diligence are critical aspects of evaluating mergers and acquisitions, particularly analyzing and evaluating terms of intellectual property portfolio assets and securities. As a means of discovering the status of a company, we tailor our in-depth examinations to suit the needs of a particular client, including providing an understanding of current and future products and services, evaluating a collection of IP inventory, trade secrets, branding, confidential information and any agreements affecting IP.