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

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Bodie Colwell will be a Featured Panelist at ABI Annual Spring Meeting

Bodie Colwell will be a featured panelist on "Danger Ahead! Avoiding and Addressing Ethical Landmines in Attorney Engagement and Compensation" at the American Bankruptcy Institute's Annual Spring Meeting. The panel focuses on disputes regarding engagement...

Press Coverage

What’s Inside Maine Freight Trains? Public Can Only Hazard a Guess

Due to an exemption from the state's Freedom of Access Act, Maine residents are prevented from reviewing information regarding the transportation through their communities via freight trains of potentially hazardous materials. Rail industry officials...

Press Coverage

Authorities Refuse to Release Records for Maine School Shooter Hoax Calls

On November 15, 2022, multiple law enforcement agencies in Maine received false calls alerting police to active shooter situations at several high schools throughout the state. In the wake of this widespread hoax, the Kennebec...

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Maine Lawyers and Judges Once Again Show Overwhelming Support of Campaign for Justice

2022 proved to be another challenging year for Mainers. Skyrocketing inflation, an uncertain economic future, an ongoing housing crisis and more factors continue to push more at-risk individuals into a tight spot. Maine’s civil...

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Maine Workers’ Compensation New Year Update 2023

The new year brings proposed legislation, an update to the Medical Fee Schedule, and two recent decisions from the Appellate Division. Proposed Legislation Workers’ compensation bill LD 53 (HP 28) would amend 39-A M.R.S.A...

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FY2024 H-1B Registration Fact Sheet for Employers

Registration Process To file H-1B petitions subject to the FY2024 cap for an employee, you must first electronically register and pay a $10 fee for each electronic registration. The electronic registration includes basic information about...

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Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2023 “Maine Firm of the Year”

Benchmark Litigation has named Preti Flaherty as 2023 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. The Benchmark Awards honor distinguished litigators and law firms in all 50 states and 10 practice...

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Enforcers Make It Easy to Report Cartels

This article was originally published in the American Bar Association  Antitrust Newsletter  on February 8, 2023.  Did you know that global competition enforcers have easy-to-find websites to encourage reporting of anticompetitive conduct? Not only...

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Attorney Jeffrey Thaler Named to 2023 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Energy Law

For the second time, Preti Flaherty attorney Jeffrey Thaler has been recognized by the esteemed legal publication Lawdragon as an elite practitioner in the field of energy law. Jeff is the only Maine-base lawyer...

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Jeff Talbert to Moderate Panel on PFAS Regulatory Action at ABA Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Conference

Jeff Talbert, Chair of Preti Flaherty's Environmental Law Group, will moderate "Regulatory Action: History & Horizon" at the ABA Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Conference. This panel will discuss the 2016 EPA health advisory, the...