The IP&T team is devoted to helping clients protect, defend and exploit their IP assets. We counsel clients in strategies to minimize liability risks for IP infringement in order to protect their businesses' bottom line. We understand that practicing smart IP counseling means knowing the science and technology behind our clients' businesses. Our attorneys have a broad and deep range of scientific and technical degrees and proficiencies, including agricultural biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, chemical engineering, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, medical devices and pharmaceutical sciences.

Patent Preparation & Prosecution

Stinson has a number of registered patent attorneys and patent agents who are licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We counsel our clients about the types of patent protection available and the circumstances under which each type of patent application is appropriate. We have experience with the preparation and prosecution of provisional and non-provisional utility patent applications, design patent applications and plant patent applications. Learn more.

Trademark Prosecution & Brand Management

Stinson attorneys prosecute and maintain valuable trademark portfolios both domestically and throughout the world. Our trademark practice takes a creative, problem-solving approach to the entire process, from trademark selection through registration and renewal. Our trademark clients range from start-up technology companies to well-established, brick-and-mortar businesses in an array of industries including financial services, insurance, consumer products, medical device, e-commerce, sporting goods and restaurant services. Learn more.

Copyright Protection

Stinson helps companies and individuals register and protect traditional works of art, graphic designs, software modules, webpages, promotional materials, sound recordings, sculptures, literary works, motion pictures, instructional materials, fabric patterns, photographs and building designs. We also represent producers and distributors of syndicated series, movies and special broadcasts by TV stations in copyright royalty and enforcement matters involving cable and satellite delivery systems. Learn more.

IP & Technology Transactions

Stinson attorneys blend intellectual property experience with strength in corporate finance, FinTech and health tech to help high-tech clients succeed. We advise on sophisticated transactions driven by IP and technology. From entity formation for start-ups to equity investment, strategic alliances and acquisitions, our team helps fuel growth and innovation. We counsel clients as they buy, sell, license or develop technology-based products and services. Learn more.

IP & Technology Due Diligence

Our Intellectual Property and Technology team works closely with our transactional attorneys to provide effective due diligence investigations and negotiations of critical intellectual property representations and warranties in M&A and financing deals. We combine technical acumen and a deep understanding of our clients' businesses to help clients value IP assets and appropriately understand and allocate transactional risk. Learn more.

Patent Litigation

Our skilled patent trial attorneys have extensive experience in every aspect of patent litigation for a diverse group of clients. Our cases range from complex multiparty, multi patent industrywide battles to smaller, less complex cases in which the issues and the proper business resolution can turn on one or two key factors. We approach each case individually to achieve our clients’ unique business goals and offer practical and scalable representation. Learn more.

Post-Grant Proceedings

Stinson attorneys are well versed in post-grant proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, representing both petitioners challenging the validity of patents and patent owners protecting their patent rights. Our approach is individually tailored to maximize our client's business goals, whether in an inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review (PGR), or covered business method patents (CBM) proceeding. We have the relevant experience in post-grant proceedings covering subject matter ranging from chemistry and biotechnology to medical devices to computing and computer security to mechanical arts. Learn more.

Trademark, Trade Dress, False Advertising

At Stinson, we appreciate brand value and enjoy working with our clients to develop and protect meaningful trademarks. We provide the legal context our clients need to make informed business decisions on how best to protect and enforce these important assets. Learn more.

Copyright Litigation

Our team of copyright litigators bring and defend copyright infringement lawsuits on behalf of clients. We assist clients with copyright disputes in creative and technical fields including the arts, software and multiple areas of business. We assist with copyright disputes under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), including online take-down notices and responses. Learn more.

Trade Secret Litigation

Trade secrets can be a company's most valuable intellectual property right. At Stinson, we help our clients create and execute individualized trade secret protection programs that identify company trade secrets, protect these trade secrets, and place the company in a strong position to reduce their unauthorized use and disclosure. Learn more.

Entertainment & Media

We serve the legal needs of dreamers, creators and risk takers. We help our clients develop, grow, protect and monetize their creative works. We represent actors, recording artists, music producers, authors, songwriters, producers, fashion designers, digital and print content creators, illustrators and graphic designers, managers, athletes, social media influencers and celebrities in all matters related to their creative and professional needs, including endorsement and sponsorship deals, contract negotiations, estate planning, entity creation (profit, non-profit or public benefit), intellectual property protection and rights of publicity and privacy. Learn more.



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