Los Gatos Intellectual Property Attorney
Safeguard Your IP and Maximize Its Value With Advice From Los Gatos Intellectual Property Attorney Marc David Freed
Your intellectual property (“IP”) occupies a unique position in your business. It is one of your most valuable assets and, accordingly, it must be closely guarded. On the other hand, in order for your business to prosper and thrive, you must make your IP available in the marketplace and exploit it to its full potential. Los Gatos intellectual property attorney Marc David Freed can help you balance these competing interests and safely grow your business.
Comprehensive Intellectual Property Protection
At The Freed Law Firm, we have a broad understanding of intellectual property law and decades of in-the-trenches experience helping our clients use the law to their advantage. We can help you develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to protect your intellectual property and maximize its value. For many of our Los Gatos intellectual property clients that strategy includes:
Copyright and trademark registration
A copyright protects original creative works preserved in any medium (writings, music, websites, software, artistic works). A trademark identifies your unique brand. Federal registration is not required for you to benefit from copyright or trademark protection, but it significantly enhances your rights in your intellectual property.
With a licensing agreement, you can give another party the right to use your intellectual property under specified terms, for compensation. Increased revenue is just one benefit of a licensing agreement. Other potential benefits include: enhanced ability to manufacture or distribute your IP; access to new markets; and new uses for, or improvements to, your IP. The licensing agreement protects your ownership rights in your intellectual property, while opening the door to numerous opportunities to maximize its value. We are experienced in negotiating and drafting many forms of licensing agreements, including:
- Copyright, trademark and patent licenses;
- Know-how licenses and transfers;
- Click licenses;
- Software as a Service (SaaS) licenses; and
- End-user license agreements (EULAs).
Confidentiality (non-disclosure) agreements
A confidentiality agreement is a form of contract in which one party agrees to share (disclose) its intellectual property with another party, who agrees not to share that information with others. These agreements work hand-in-hand with copyright/trademark registrations and other agreements to protect your IP. Employment agreements, licensing agreements, technology transfer agreements, and sales contracts, for example, all should include an agreement to protect the confidentiality of your intellectual property.
In addition, depending on the nature of your intellectual property and the needs of your business, we also can offer legal counsel and help with:
- Security and loan transactions involving IP;
- Investment transactions involving IP;
- Assignments and sales of ownership of IP;
- Domain name issues and protection; and
- Issues related to information, data protection and privacy.
We maintain relationships with a number of patent attorneys, allowing us to assist you in this specialized and technical area of intellectual property law as well.
Business World-View and Practical Experience
All of The Freed Law Firm’s IP services are provided within the broader context of helping your business grow and succeed. We not only deal with the protection of IP and IP licensing issues, but also have extensive experience with general business contract issues, distribution channel issues and other issues that impact your IP protection and licensing programs.
Our business experience spans a number of different industries and technologies, including semiconductors, telecommunications, memory storage devices, business and personal software applications, computer peripherals, RFID products, and biotech products. Los Gatos intellectual property attorney Marc David Freed is a savvy business lawyer with more than 35 years’ experience helping his clients’ businesses thrive. The value of his counsel is reflected in the longstanding professional relationships he has developed with many clients. Marc David Freed is not a one-and-done business transactions lawyer; he is a lawyer for the life of your business.
Contact Los Gatos Intellectual Property Lawyer Marc David Freed for Comprehensive IP and Business-Related Counsel
The Freed Law Firm provides the personal service and attention of a boutique firm, with the experience and depth of knowledge you would expect to find only in a much larger firm. We take the time to get to know you, your business and your industry, so that when issues arise we can offer counsel and guidance tailored to your specific situation and goals. With our Los Gatos intellectual property attorney on your team, you can focus on growing your business, secure in the knowledge that your intellectual property is protected. Call The Freed Law Firm today, at (831) 661-0300 or (408) 354-7403, to schedule your free initial consultation or, if you prefer, use our online form to tell us about your situation.