Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Intellectual Property Department, with more than 100 attorneys and professionals, is one of the largest intellectual property practice groups found in a full-service law firm. Our practice covers a broad spectrum of services, including strategic IP portfolio services, prosecuting and litigating patents, trademarks and copyrights, enforcement of patents and trademarks and defense of IP enforcement actions.
Our IP practice advises and helps a diverse and multinational roster of clients. From electrical and mechanical engineering, to chemistry and microbiology, to computer technology and business methods – our attorneys’ background and experience in several technical disciplines positions us to meet a variety of sophisticated business and inventorship needs.
Some recent rankings about our IP practice include:
Represented over 14,000 inventors from at least 43 states and 16 countries
Handled over 50,000 trademarks globally
13th among all U.S. law firms in number of USPTO applications submitted in 2009 (Trademark Insider, 2010)
Over 11,000 original patent applications prepared in various scientific, technology, and industry fields
Over 50 registered patent attorneys and agents
The firm’s Intellectual Property Department has experience assisting clients in the following areas:
franchises and product distribution
rights of publicity
advertising and marketing issues in emerging media
Articles in the National Law Review database by Intellectual Property Department Barnes Thornburg