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Strategic IP Portfolio Development and Management

Cantor Colburn is committed to helping clients compete successfully in an intensely competitive global market by maximizing the potential of their IP assets. Our powerful blend of in-depth legal, technical, and business knowledge helps clients develop strategic IP portfolios that build and support their success.

Our attorneys work closely with a diverse group of technology-based clients to structure and maintain IP portfolios that can best support both short- and long-term business strategies. We begin with a comprehensive review of a client’s business goals in order to formulate IP-based strategies that align with their objectives. We prioritize and evaluate the options before implementing individualized solutions that will best protect and exploit our clients’ IP rights. We have extensive experience in drafting, negotiating, enforcing, and updating a full spectrum of IP-related agreements.

Patent portfolio development and management is a key focus of our practice. Each patent application we handle is important but it is often not enough to simply understand an invention. In order to maximize the value of a client’s patent portfolio, we need to understand how individual patent applications fit into our clients’ overall business strategies. To do this, our patent prosecution team works with inventors and in-house counsel to insure that patent applications are broad enough to protect as much of our clients’ business interests as possible.

We also work with in-house personnel to improve our clients’ capacity for harvesting their inventions. Cantor Colburn’s patent prosecution team has helped many of our clients set up and maintain their own in-house systems of identifying patentable inventions and then to use those systems to monitor the progress of any applications arising out of the inventions.

Our lawyers provide profoundly relevant guidance that helps clients leverage their IP assets for optimal advantage.