Technology & Intellectual Property

Durgin Otterson Bruzzone helps our clients protect and exploit their new technologies and related intellectual property. We provide a full range of transactional and counseling services related to patent licensing, copyright and trademark protection and licensing, trade secrets and other aspects of intellectual property law.

We represent a diverse group of domestic and international clients. Our clients range from start-up, emerging technology companies to multinational conglomerates. We have expertise spanning many decades in a broad array of industry sectors: computer, semiconductor, software, Internet, telecommunications, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical devices, manufacturing and services.

We take a proactive role in helping our clients preserve their intellectual property. We understand our clients’ industry and their technology. We develop with our clients a plan to commercialize their intellectual property in the most productive and profitable way possible, while minimizing litigation risk.

Our lawyers have years of experience in structuring, negotiating and documenting commercial transactions involving the development, licensing, distribution and protection of cutting-edge technologies.

We assist our clients in selecting strong trademarks, service marks and trade names that will withstand legal attack. We routinely conduct searches to determine a mark’s prior usage and availability and assist with U.S. and foreign registration of trademarks and service marks. We draft trademark licenses, assignments and other agreements and transfer documents.

We have represented numerous clients in early-stage protection of trade secrets. We assist clients in developing internal trade secret policies to protect inadvertent loss of a company’s most valuable proprietary information and in preparing air-tight non-disclosure agreements.

When our clients require assistance with patent applications and IP infringement, we rely upon a network of skilled patent prosecution lawyers and aggressive IP litigators having years of experience in nearly every industry.