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

Press Coverage

Maine State Police May Be Spying on You

Police and governments are increasingly turning to new tracking and monitoring methods in their efforts to prevent and record evidence of crimes. A Portland Press Herald investigation examines these expanding law enforcement abilities and the...

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Preti Flaherty Attorney Tim Bryant Selected by Franchise Times as “Legal Eagle”

For the twelfth year in a row, Preti Flaherty attorney Tim Bryant has been recognized as a Franchise Times magazine “Legal Eagle.” Nominated by their peers, franchise attorneys chosen for this honor are considered among...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorneys James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of two new attorneys: James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian. James joins the Environmental Practice Group as a Director and will work from the...

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Maine - Waterville Coronavirus Panel Illegally Met in Secret

A Waterville City Council coronavirus subcommittee formed in response to the outbreak has been accused of illegally meeting in secret, denying public access to its deliberations, and making unlawful decisions. Extended Coverage: Virus Concerns Lead to 'Public' Meetings Without...

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6th Circ. Says Auto Parts Co. Can't Arbitrate Price-Fixing Suit

On February 24, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Michigan district court's January 2019 decision that KYB Corp. can't force a suit accusing it of conspiring with other auto parts...

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Preti Flaherty Announces its COVID-19 Financial Relief Evaluation and Selection Tool

This Analysis of COVID-19 Financial Advice is effective as of 5PM on Friday, April 3, 2020.  THE INFORMATION SET FORTH BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE as Treasury Guidelines and other authorities emerge from the...

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Essential Business? Essential Activity? Clarification Here.

Effective at 12:01 a.m. on April 2nd, the Governor has ordered a statewide “stay at home” order further restricting Maine resident’s movement. Governor’s Executive Order No. 28 FY 19/20 dated March 31, 2020 (“Stay...

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Attorney Betsy E. Wakefield Joins Preti Flaherty’s Business Law Group

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Betsy E. Wakefield has joined the firm. Betsy will practice with the Business Law Group from the firm’s Portland office, where she will be counseling banking and...

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2020 Employment Law Series: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

For more than 25 years, Preti Flaherty's Employment Law Group has been keeping clients, business partners, and friends up to date on recent developments in employment law. Join us as we continue that tradition...

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Construction Alert: Gov. Baker Clarifies Massachusetts Construction Requirements and Possible Future Impacts for New Hampshire

The state of construction in Massachusetts continues to evolve as Governor Baker issued another order yesterday tightening  the list of types of construction that are allowed to proceed  as "essential services." Under the new...