Practice Areas

Patent Prosecution
With more than 20 professionals of varying backgrounds and experience, CLG is prepared to prosecute patents in all fields, including:

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Software
  • Biotech
  • Internet

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Patentability Search
CLG's team of professionals is trained and experienced in conducting patentability searches and patentability opinions, as well as preparing patent landscapes.

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Due Diligence
When considering the purchase or sale of an intellectual property portfolio, there are a myriad of considerations to be made. These range from the minutae of legal transfer, to the much larger considerations of overall value. CLG is prepared to advise clients in any and all of these matters.

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Licensing and Technology Transfers
Whether its actively pursuing the licensing of your intellectual property, considering the licensing of others, or preparing for a technology transfer, CLG can help you with its experience in the representation of licensees and licensors regarding patent rights, trademark rights, copyrights, transfers, and other intellectual property rights.

CLG has also recently completed work with the Matthew Bender and Company, Inc. in writing a section on licensing forms: Current Legal Forms - Chapter 3, "Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks."

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Trademarks
Maintaining the identity of your company, its products and its services is important to establishing continued value. These include the obvious - words and logos - but also include product configurations, trade dress, sounds, colors and even aromas.

Our attorneys have experience in matters relating to the selection, prosecution, defense and enforcement of trademarks, both U.S. and foreign.

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Copyrights
CLG will assist clients in the recognition and protection of their assets through copyright. Copyrightable materials include photographs, music, literary and artistic works, as well as computer software. CLG provides assistance in securing registration in the Copyright Office.

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Litigation
Our attorneys are experienced in the strategy and process of litigating a wide variety of patent cases. CLG is prepared to assist clients in the licensing and litigation of their patent portfolios, or the tailoring of existing patents for future litigation efforts.

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Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
Whereas some commercial rights may be most valuable and safely guarded through the acquisition of one or more patents, they may also be protected as trade secrets. Our attorneys will advise you on the decisions relating to which method of protection is best for you, and are also prepared to do the patent prosecution or prepare any trade secret agreements.

CLG is prepared to lead the charge in regaining lost revenues and business value in cases of unfair competition. These might include copying product shapes and configurations, packaging, trademarks, etc.

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