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Counseling & Prosecution

Mayer Brown has an active intellectual property counseling and prosecution practice, particularly for obtaining patents, trademarks and copyrights that are essential to protecting valuable business assets.


Intellectual Property Practice of the Year 2017

Many of our lawyers have technical degrees in the areas of chemistry, life sciences, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. In fact, many were previously employed as scientists and engineers in academia, government and industry. This wide range of technical backgrounds and hands-on experience enables us to understand the most complex technical issues encountered in intellectual property prosecution.

We provide our intellectual property clients with a comprehensive life cycle approach to their IP portfolio. We integrate our services for the market development, prosecution, and enforcement of trademarks, copyrights and patents with a business eye for competitive needs years into the future. By taking such a complete approach to IP portfolio management, we can begin to protect IP assets from the moment of creation and help clients build a profitable IP portfolio.

We have a true global counseling and prosecution practice. Our large team of IP practitioners is located throughout the United States and in key European business centers, London and Frankfurt. Our recent merger with Johnson Stokes & Master, one of the oldest and largest law firms in Asia, gives us a strong seven-office presence in East Asia. Our global network is further strengthened by relationships with foreign lawyers to assist our clients with protecting their IP assets.

Our lawyers work closely with other firm practice groups to ensure maximum tax advantage, effective licensing protection, and the securitization of revenue streams from intellectual property assets.

Practice at a Glance

  • Full-service practice with experience in a wide range of areas, including: Patent Prosecution & Portfolio Management; Trademark Prosecution & Portfolio Management; Trade Secret Protection
  • Our lawyers have technical backgrounds and hands-on experience in a wide range of areas including bio chemistry, life sciences, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science
  • Global presence, with practitioners in the United States, Europe and Asia
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