Protection for New, Non-obvious Inventions
We provide counsel for protecting inventions at every step of the patent process, from inception through litigation before the Patent Office and in US Federal court.
We view patents as important business tools that provide a sustainable competitive advantage to our client businesses. All of our attorneys have a broad range of business experience in both the corporate world and as entrepreneurs. We combine that business experience with legal expertise to deliver quality counsel both in the boardroom and courtroom to ensure your patent portfolio provides cost-effective, long-term value for your business.
Building Brand Value
We provide complete trademark services from identifying product name candidates to filing and representing clients in all industries. Besides getting strong trademark protection for our clients, we provide aggressive legal services for hearings before the Trademark Office. This includes opposition, cancellation and defense actions.
Selecting the Best Entity for long-term Value
One of the most important decisions is the choice of business structure. The business structure will set the stage for protecting your personal interests and managing your overall tax strategy. Most importantly, the right business structure can help secure funding for a startup enterprise.
Our attorneys have a broad range of business experience in both the corporate world and as entrepreneurs. We combine that business experience with legal expertise to deliver quality counsel both in the boardroom and courtroom, so your business structure meets your financial goals.
Specializing in Business Law
As an established full service business law practice, Antero, Tormey & Petrin has represented a broad range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to regional and local business interests, as well as individuals. Our services include corporate formation, business startups, patents, trademarks, technology licensing, corporate governance, franchising, and international transactions.
We provide counsel for all aspects of copyright and other protection for creative content such as music, videos, and books.
Licensing and Franchising Generate Long-term Revenue
Franchising is a way to rapidly expand new business ideas, but they require both federal and state disclosures and agreements before a franchise offering can be made. We prepare and file franchise disclosure agreements and counsel franchisees and franchisors on the legal aspects of a franchise operation.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION
Advocating Our Client’s Interests
We believe the best business strategy is to avoid litigation. But sometimes it’s necessary and we do not compromise. We are experienced intellectual property litigators both in local and Federal courts. Our primary focus is on business law, especially with regards to intellectual property.
Recent litigation involved a local consumer product manufacturer that needed to enforce his patent rights against an out of state infringer. Our initial research indicted a way to protect our client. Several months of litigation in Federal courts ensued before a favorable settlement was reached. Our client is now better positioned in the market and has stronger patent rights.
Our client, a small software startup, had a falling out with one of the co-founders of the company. The disgruntled co-founder sued the remaining partners and investors alleging fraud and claiming ownership of all of the company’s software. We managed to successfully remove some of the defendants and eventually to get the entire case against our client dropped. Through this process we counseled the client on producing effective employment agreements and intellectual property assignment contracts.