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

November 7, 2023 Election Results

Maine’s November 2023 statewide elections were exclusively referendum questions, four were citizen initiatives, and four were proposed amendments to the Maine Constitution. Of these, Questions 5, 7 and 8 were placed on the ballot...

News

David Van Slyke Named to 2024 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law

Preti Flaherty’s Managing Partner David Van Slyke has been recognized by Lawdragon as one of the top 500 environmental lawyers in the U.S. It’s the third time he has been named to this prestigious...

Publication

Maine Workers’ Compensation Update - November 2023

The following is an overview of developments with respect to proposed legislation as well as new procedures on independent contractor determinations, medical fee schedule updates, and the use of updated Board forms, including medical...

Press Coverage

Maine media groups challenge new law on foreign spending on referendums

Maine’s two largest media associations, represented by Preti Flaherty attorneys Sigmund D. Schutz, Benjamin S. Piper, Jonathan G. Mermin, and Alexandra A. Harriman, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging a Maine law burdening...

News

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Trust and Estate Attorney Elise Salek to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Elise Salek has joined the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Practicing out of the firm’s Concord, New Hampshire office, Elise brings nearly three decades of experience...

Event

Sigmund Schutz to moderate panel at 36th Annual Media and the Law Seminar: Under Attack! Existential Threats to Journalism and Free Speech

From unlawful searches and seizures of newsrooms and highly contentious litigation to physical harassment and calls for violence online, journalists and news organizations are under attack like never before. At the 36 th Annual...

Publication

131st Maine Legislature End of Session Update

The First Regular Session of the 131st Legislature was expected to end on June 15th or soon after. Instead, the First Regular Session ended on March 30th, and the Governor signed the “continuing services&rdquo...

Event

Accessing Police Misconduct Records

Preti’s Sigmund Schutz will be one of the Maine panelists in New England First Amendment Coalition’s Accessing Police Misconduct Records series. This series continues NEFAC’s freedom of information lessons and builds on the information...

News

Attorney Jeffrey Thaler Named to 2024 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Energy Law

Preti Flaherty’s attorney Jeffrey Thaler has been recognized by  Lawdragon  as one of the top 500 Leaders in Energy Law. This is Jeff’s third time named to this prestigious list since the first publication...

Publication

FRBP 9006 Doesn't Take Vacations

Bodie Colwell of Preti Flaherty’s Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Group, has authored the article "FRBP 9006 Doesn't Take Vacations," appearing in the October 2023 issue of the American Bankruptcy Institute's Young & New Members Committee newsletter...