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Our lawyers have extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property (IP) transactions, and apply their focused knowledge in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, defense contracting, health care, financial services, telecommunications, biotech, software, semiconductors, and electronics. Lawyers from our Corporate Group and Intellectual Property Group work together closely to structure, negotiate, and implement IP transactions involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, know-how, and most other forms of intellectual property. Recognizing that some of our clients’ most important assets are intellectual property, we combine our legal experience with technical knowledge and business acumen to provide the following types of IP transactional services:

  • Computer software development and licensing arrangements
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Patent, trademark, and copyright licensing arrangements
  • Assignments of technology, know-how, and related intellectual property
  • Data rights and data protection agreements
  • Strategic alliances and joint development agreements
  • Manufacturing agreements
  • Marketing, reseller, and distribution agreements
  • Research and development and collaborative research agreements

As a benefit of our close working relationship with the firm's Government Contracts Group, we have substantial knowledge and extensive experience with issues arising when licensing IP to governmental entities, including patent and technical data rights issues.

We also counsel our clients on the design and implementation of IP portfolio management procedures. This includes invention recordkeeping, intercompany invention reporting, patent incentive programs, patent reviews, proprietary information protection programs such as employee consulting, confidentiality, and invention agreements, trade secret protection practices and policies, employee exit procedures, "clean room" design-around procedures, and copyright maintenance, licensing, and enforcement programs. We also provide due diligence assessments of newly developed technologies and in connection with the acquisition of intellectual property.

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Crowell & Moring Partner Teresa Rea Testifies Before Senate on Ways to Improve the Quality of Issued Patents (Nov.01.2019)
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Scott L. Bittman Receives Cornerstone Award for Pro Bono Work from Lawyers Alliance for New York (Oct.30.2019)
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"Biosimilar Biological Products," FDLI's Introduction to Biologics and Biosimilars Law and Regulation, Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2019). Presenters: Deborah H. Yellin and Mary Anne Schofield, Ph.D.
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"No Registration Without Representation: U.S. Requires Foreign Trademark Owners to Engage U.S.-Licensed Attorneys," IP Insights (July 24, 2019). Contacts: Anne Elise Herold Li, Deirdre Long Absolonne, Michelle Chipetine
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"Introduction to FDA Review and Approval of Drugs & Biologics," Introduction to Drug, Biologics, and Biosimilars Law and Regulation, Boston, MA (July 23, 2019). Presenter: Terry Rea.
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IAM Patent 1000 Recommends Crowell & Moring's Brussels Intellectual Property Group (Jun.12.2019)
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"Cannabis Trademarks Not Stoned by PTO," IP Insights (May 7, 2019). Contacts: Anne Elise Herold Li, Pilar Stillwater, Molly A. Jones, Kainoa Asuega
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Chambers USA 2019 Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 21 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S. (Apr.29.2019)
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"Recovery Opportunities in the World of IP Licensing: Two Complementary Views," Third Annual In-House Recovery Conference, Dana Point, CA (March 9, 2019). Presenters: Arthur Beeman, Valerie M. Goo, Kent B. Goss, and Joel T. Muchmore.
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Super Lawyers Recognizes 82 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States (Oct.15.2018)
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Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.

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