Your company has worked hard to develop its products and services and build an excellent reputation with your customers. How do you ensure that competitors will not slow you down? You need an IP firm that understands your business.
Arent Fox is one of the few go-to firms for novel and high-profile intellectual property issues. Clients seek us out for our creativity and business approach to their legal issues. With more than 70 full-time IP professionals, we offer a full range of services related to the acquisition, enforcement and commercial exploitation of intellectual property (IP) rights and assets.
The firm is consistently recognized among the top firms in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other areas of intellectual property. Intellectual Property Today and Trademark Insider regularly rank Arent Fox among the Top 10 trademark law firms in the United States. Arent Fox was also recognized as one of the two premier trademark law firms in Washington, DC, in the inaugural and second editions of World Trademark Review 1000 – The Dfinitive Guide to Trademark Legal Services. The WTR 1000, in naming Arent Fox a “Band 1” firm in Washington, DC, noteed that Arent Fox “has a strong trademark team advising on a wide range of matters, including prosecution, oppositions, and litigation. It is widely admired for its strong trademark portfolio management service, along with its busy infringement practice. Clients span a broad range of industries, including companies in the apparel, pharmaceutical, hospitality, and entertainment sectors.”
Chambers USA also recognized Arent Fox as a “Band 1” firm in the category of Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets. Arent Fox’s patent team has technical capabilities in software, electronic, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food science, and mechanical arts and is routinely ranked among the top ten firms for the number of issued patents. A number of the patent practitioners have advanced degrees. Arent Fox’s patent litigators, who also have technical backgrounds, have in-depth experience with Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation and have been ranked among the top five firms for patent litigation before the International Trade Commission (ITC).Utility and Design Patents, computer/software, electrical, biotechnology, chemical, pharmaceutical, and mechanical - Arent Fox’s patent procurement team has experience with all of these areas. We have lawyers, patent agents and scientific specialists in numerous technical fields. We also know the USPTO and its procedures and have a well-trained staff to support us.
With our strong foundation in patent work, Arent Fox can assess the patentability of our clients' invention; draft, file and prosecute patent applications; provide advice about developing a patent portfolio in the United States and abroad that reflects a client’s current and future interests; and keep an eye on what the competition is patenting.
Disputes concerning the ownership of technology sometimes arise. If this occurs, we will guide our client through the nuances of inventorship and the establishment and assignment of rights to our client’s invention. Disputes also arise in the enforcement of patents – either our clients’ or their competitors’. Arent Fox’s patent attorneys routinely investigate the validity of patents and assess the merits of infringement actions. We draft opinions that withstand scrutiny in court.
Because our clients are diverse and include start-ups, midsize and large corporations, and university and government entities, Arent Fox has developed a well-rounded patent procurement practice. We recognize, however, that it is not enough to just have broad experience. Our lawyers must be proactive and stay abreast of changes in the law and in the regulations that govern our practice. We invest in training and developing young talent and are well-placed in professional and trade organizations in the United States and abroad.
Chambers USA 2012
THE FIRM: This excellent national firm offers full-service, coast-to-coast IP expertise. Coupled with a substantial patent litigation offering, the group is well known for work across trademarks, copyright and advertising law. It is active in a range of sectors from media and entertainment to life sciences, electronics and consumer products. Mars, Discovery Communications and Warner Bros. are all established clients.
COMMERCIAL AWARENESS: “They understand our business needs and provide well-thought-out advice.”
CLIENT SERVICE: “They're incredibly responsive and have given us invaluable support.”