Practice Areas

Patents

While we hate to play favorites, patents are at the top of the order in this list for good reason: the majority of the client services performed at DBC revolve around the patent-related ones listed below. Wherever you may be in the process – up to and including litigation – our team of expert patent attorneys stands ready to assist in nurturing and protecting your innovations. We love doing what we do best.

● Utility Applications

● Design Applications

● Prosecution

● Post Grant Proceedings

● Patentability Opinions

● Clearance

● Infringement Opinions

● Validity Opinions

● Licensing

● National Stage Filings

Portfolio Management

Our team also excels at transforming client business goals into profitable achievements, while helping those same clients to avoid unnecessary risk and expense as they consider their IP strategy. The following services have earned our clients’ trust and loyalty again and again.

● Portfolio Review/Analysis

● Risk Assessment

● Landscape Review

● Due Diligence

● Right to Use

Trademarks

Our versatile attorneys have also secured trademark protection for many clients. One of our partners, Paul Kempf, is particularly adept at trademark preparation and prosecution. Paul has litigated trademark disputes in federal court, as well as trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office. His experience protecting global brands benefits the entire firm, allowing him to provide sound advice on trademark issues to colleagues as well as clients.

● Applications

● Prosecution

● Oppositions

● Clearance

● Infringement Opinions

● Licensing

Rights Enforcement

When intellectual property rights are in conflict, we seek the most efficient and effective strategy to resolve the conflict. Litigation is not always necessary to achieve a client's objectives, but should litigation become necessary, we are experienced in navigating clients through the pretrial, trial, and appellate process. Our chief litigator, John Weyrauch, is widely respected as one of the best in IP law today.

● Litigation Counseling

● Litigation

● Federal Circuit Appeals

Copyrights

An essential aspect of our firm’s business, we have secured copyright for a number of creative individuals and entertainment companies. We have represented a New York Times Bestselling Author on copyright matters including copyright licensing and in copyright infringement counseling and have reviewed recording contracts for musicians.

● Registrations

● Infringement Opinions

● Licensing