Intellectual Property

For more information regarding our Intellectual Property Group, contact:

Richard W. James

Eric D. Ruka

Practice Group Roster

Spilman Thomas & Battle's Intellectual Property Practice Group provides a full range of services in a variety of matters.

The firm represents a wide range of entities in intellectual property law matters, including technology companies, hospitals, universities and venture capital fund managers. We are acutely aware of and able to protect our clients’ intellectual property rights in all forms.

Areas covered for patent, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition and copyright law include:

  • Preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications
  • Evaluation of invention disclosures and new/ proposed trademarks
  • New product clearance and risk evaluation
  • Trademark clearance and risk assessment
  • Infringement and/or validity analysis and opinions
  • Infringement matters involving patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law
  • Unfair competition and false advertising issues
  • Commercial IP issues relating to employment matters, commercial agreements, product development, and sales and marketing
  • IP due diligence studies for mergers and acquisitions
  • Technology licensing, joint development agreements and confidentiality/nondisclosure agreements
  • Development and implementation of IP policies and procedures
  • Evaluation and inventory of IP assets and portfolios
In addition, when intellectual property issues affect other business and employment matters, we have an experienced team of lawyers available to handle related issues in such areas as corporate finance, tax, mergers and acquisitions, and employment law. We provide our clients effective and comprehensive representation in such matters using a team approach that encompasses all applicable areas of law, including intellectual property matters.

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Michael J. Basile / Responsible Attorney