HLF has extensive experience evaluating and managing intellectual property assets, particularly patents and trade secrets.  The firm’s principal brings an in-house approach to IP management services, focusing on asset use and value as a top priority rather than mere numbers. Services in this area include:

  • Best practices advice for whether formal legal opinions, like freedom to operate, are necessary
  • Intellectual property management, or designing targeted methodology for managing IP
  • IP due diligence for potential investors, acquirers or licensees (including chain of title)
  • Legal opinions (e.g., patentability, validity, infringement, freedom to operate)
  • IP audits / evaluating IP assets vs. commercial product or market and strategic significance
  • Strategic advice to enhance portfolio value