IP Consulting

Implementing sound IP strategy starts with a clear understanding of the landscape, which is why company leaders count on the intellectual property consulting expertise of Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts to help them navigate complex issues and make informed decisions. Our IP attorneys are equipped to advise our clients on various matters relating to intellectual property law, including Startup Counseling, IP Portfolio Management and Program Development, Opinions of Counsel, IP Due Diligence and IP Audits.

IP Portfolio Management

In addition to our notable patent procurement services, we partner with organizations to provide IP Portfolio Management, including advanced docketing system software, reporting and analysis. Learn more.

IP Due Diligence

Our IP attorneys provide legal review and counsel on IP matters related to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, product launches and other business and financial transactions. Learn more.

Opinions of Counsel

We provide legal opinions on various IP issues, including Trademark Clearance, Freedom-to-Operate, State-of-the-Art Search, and Patentability, Invalidity and Infringement Opinions. Learn more.

IP Audit

Our IP attorneys will examine factors including ownership, lapsed rights, validity of key patents, life expectancy of the IP, and licensing and/or contract duties and obligations. Learn more.

Startup Counseling

We have decades of experience working with startup companies to develop patent and trademark filing strategies that best protect their innovation on a limited budget. Learn more.

IP Program Development

Our IP program development may include educating your personnel, drafting invention disclosure forms for internal use, and developing a ratings system for evaluating inventions. Learn more.

Trade Secret Counseling

In addition to drafting employment agreements to address trade secret protection, noncompetition and nondisclosure, we have experience representing businesses on both sides of trade secret disputes. Learn more.