Because I practice in both intellectual property litigation and on the buying, selling and licensing of intellectual property side, I get to see the whole life cycle, and can use the experience with each side to inform the other. On the transaction side, I work with clients to draft trademark related agreements, services, software licensing, and compliance issues. I work to make sure the ownership rights are clearly defined in every situation, and develop a deep understanding of the product to make sure the terms and the allocation of risk is appropriate.
In litigation, too, it’s important to understand the business and the potential exposure, and how agreements are drafted to have a better idea of how to prevail in a dispute. I represent clients in federal district court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in relation to trademark, unfair competition, copyright and cybersquatting claims.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Bradley J. Walz