Intellectual Property

IP Transactions

We help clients get the best results from all major transactions involving valuable IP assets. Our Intellectual Property Group combines legal experience, advanced technical training and in-depth knowledge of how deals are made, which makes us a critical asset to our clients at every stage of development in a new venture. Nearly all our IP attorneys worked as technologists or technology managers prior to their legal careers and this practical, commercial outlook is invaluable in identifying and resolving issues as they arise.

Our team understands that there are many moving parts in almost any kind of transaction, and we focus our efforts on keeping the process streamlined and getting our clients the maximum value from all IP assets involved. We have helped clients across sectors with the full range of transactions including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Licensing, development and sale of IP assets
  • Technology-based agreements
  • OEM and distribution agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • IP due diligence
  • Infringement and validity studies
  • IP audits
  • Security interests
  • Government contract provisions
  • University-industry relationships

Diverse transaction experience

Our attorneys regularly help clients with a wide range of intellectual property matters, from negotiating and preparing well-tailored agreements, to conducting due diligence investigations on behalf of investors, underwriters and corporate clients, to establishing strategic policies and procedures, to navigating the complexities of patent rights, data rights, and institute-developed technology. We provide clients with the critical intelligence they need to make important business decisions, and always offer a thorough review and a new perspective to help advance their interests and goals.

Firm Highlights

Publication

Maine Law Amended to Require More Details When Public Employees Disciplined

Governor Mills recently signed a bill amending the public disclosure requirements for public employees who have been disciplined. Although widely reported as applying to police misconduct, the law applies to all government employees. The...

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Schutz and Harriman Author Article for MLRC on Mill's Veto of Constitutionally Fraught Legislation

In an article for the Media Law Resource Center's July 2023 Media Law Letter,  Preti Flaherty attorneys Sig Schutz and Alex Harriman explore Gov. Janet Mills' recent veto of L.D. 1610, “An Act to Prohibit Campaign Spending...

News

Preti Flaherty Litigation Practice Group Adds Four New Attorneys

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the addition of four experienced Associates to the firm’s Litigation Practice Group: Stephen Garvey, Michael Hanify, Hanna May, and Tiffany Ottenga. Stephen Garvey is a graduate of Boston...

News

Jeffrey Talbert Named to American College of Environmental Lawyers

Jeffrey Talbert, Chair of Preti Flaherty’s Environmental Law Group, has been invited to become a Fellow in the distinguished American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL). Membership in the premiere association of environmental lawyers is by...

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Municipal Update: Maine Legislature Acts to Clarify Sales of Tax-Acquired Properties

Early this week, in response to the  United States Supreme Court’s recent decision in  Tyler v. Hennepin County, Minnesota  (598 U.S. (2023)) , the Maine Legislature passed emergency legislation establishing a new process for...

Press Coverage

Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting Wins Public Records Dispute with York County Jail

News

Matt Warner Named to Cannabis Law Journal Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers 2023

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group member Matt Warner has been named to the list of Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers for 2023-2024. A joint publication of  Cannabis Law Report and  Cannabis Law...

Event

2023 Maine Employment Law Summit

For nearly 30 years, Preti Flaherty's Employment Law team has provided Maine employers with practical guidance and best practices at our annual Employment Law Summit. Join us  Thursday, October 5  for the 2023 Employment...

Publication

How to navigate the legal side of nondisclosure agreements

Preti Flaherty attorney Kristy Abraham has authored an article for  MaineBiz  on navigating the legal side of nondisclosure agreements (NDAs), outlining six questions for organizations to review before entering into a NDA.

Press Coverage

Maine Media Organizations Oppose Foreign Electioneering Ban

Question 2 on Maine’s November ballot asserts that corporations owned or controlled by foreign governments do not have the same rights to political speech as companies here in the U.S. and that foreign governments should be prohibited...