Intellectual Property


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Sullivan & Worcester intellectual property lawyers draw on their business judgment and legal insight to create cost-effective and innovative solutions to clients' intellectual property issues. We handle every aspect of intellectual property programs: conducting due diligence, acquiring and licensing of patents, trademarks and copyrights; initiating and maintaining extensive trademark and copyright registration programs, including defense and prosecution of opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; and enforcing intellectual property rights worldwide against infringers, counterfeiters, dealers in gray market goods and cyber-squatters.

Representative Client Work

  • Successfully represented a cloud computing and converged infrastructure company in shutting down the sites of more than 60 online vendors trading in unauthorized copies of the company's engineering certification tests and answer keys
  • Serve as outside intellectual property counsel for Bain & Company, A.T. Cross and other high profile companies 
  • Represented emerging growth companies including several venture-backed software vendors in connection with the preparation and negotiation of complicated and multi-tiered software license agreements with their customers, including Fortune 100 companies UBS and Manulife Financial
  • Secured a favorable settlement for our client in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning temperature, time and tracking devices
  • Represented a medical device company with the strategic development and prosecution of its patent portfolio related to breast biopsy and cryoablation devices
  • Successfully represented a startup worldwide media conglomerate in enforcing its trademark rights against the world's leading nonfiction media company
  • Obtained an injunction on behalf of renowned New York City restaurant in a trademark dispute against competitor seeking to open a restaurant in midtown Manhattan under a similar name 
  • Advised a subsidiary of a billion-dollar food conglomerate providing a wide variety of premium products throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East, with respect to drafting and negotiation of various licensing and distribution deals for its product
  • Represented IGT, a leading gaming technology and services company, with respect to various copyright and rights clearance issues related to use of musical compositions on certain of its gaming machines, and assisted in drafting celebrity endorsement agreements, including a multi-year licensing agreement with the rock band Aerosmith and major motion picture studio brands
  • Represented an electronic medical records company in the acquisition of various medical records technology and intellectual property assets
  • Litigated and successfully settled patent infringement lawsuit brought on behalf of leading manufacturer of swimming pool cleaning chemicals
  • Represent clients in connection with the licensing and distribution of content via Internet broadcasting, video and music on-demand and interactive television. Negotiated deals with companies in the United States and Europe such as Amazon Instant Video
  • Act as general outside counsel for intellectual property matters on behalf of company launching a mobile application for hailing black cars in New York City