Attorney Only Section - for Non-IP Lawyers
By: Anton Hopen
We are pleased to present our "Attorney Only" section of our website to
share our legal and practice strategies with our colleagues. Patent
attorneys represent less than one percent of the entire legal profession
and although the practice of law is competitive in general, we have
traditionally worked cooperatively with other members of the patent bar.
As I have said to many clients, judges and attorneys, the practice of
intellectual property is the most interesting and challenging career
path possible. We have the opportunity to work with creative and
motivated individuals on a daily basis. Our objective is to
capitalize on innovation and achieve a high rate of return for already
successful business endeavors.
We frequently work to license technology to other entities.
Alternatively, we seek to enforce or defend intellectual property rights
where substantial revenues are at stake. These activities call for
a professional and respectful attitude towards opposing counsel.
Attorneys adverse to our clients should expect courtesy and prompt
replies to communications.
Whether you are a client, co-counsel or opposing counsel, we welcome the
opportunity to ethically and competently administer justice.
1) Work for
- have 1099-MISC contractor's execute this prior
to initiating a creative work so that the employer "legally" becomes the
Statement of Rights in Work Product
- this short agreement is useful
for employment purposes in the technology industry. It covers
non-compete, IP rights and other common issues.
3) Trademark Form
fillable PDF forms gathers basic information that is helpful for