Davis Polk's Intellectual Property and Technology Group regularly addresses the IP and technology issues that matter most to our clients. We do so with sensitivity to our clients' objectives and with a sophisticated understanding of the contexts in which these issues may arise and the challenges our clients may encounter in the future. IP and technology transactions tend to be highly bespoke so we place a strong emphasis on quality drafting and take a common sense approach to negotiations.
Applying our understanding of markets, competition, technology and IP law, the Intellectual Property and Technology Group calls on in-depth industry experience and extensive scientific training to provide comprehensive counseling to technology and media companies, financial institutions and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies on the gamut of today’s most high-level IP and technology issues, including in connection with:
- Patent acquisition and cross-licensing agreements
- Technology research and collaboration
- IP joint ventures
- Copyright licensing and programming rights agreements
- Trademark licensing and co-existence arrangements
- Software and mobile application development and exploitation
- E-commerce and website operations
- Product manufacturing, supply and distribution
- Sponsorship and marketing arrangements
- Outsourcing and IT services
- Other IP- and technology-related exploitation vehicles
Davis Polk’s Intellectual Property and Technology lawyers give strategic advice to our clients with respect to IP and technology matters arising from their licensing, collaboration, research and development activities, including issues concerning the scope of their licenses, revocability and transferability of applicable agreements, the effect of corporate structure on such activities and bankruptcy-related issues affecting their IP rights under such agreements. Our legal solutions to these often novel issues involve innovation and cross-practice experience that we deliver seamlessly through our integrated services.
Our lawyers also help our clients to identify, prioritize and protect their core value propositions with patents and other appropriate IP assets. We focus on building and shaping IP and technology portfolios that strongly reflect and advance our clients’ strategic business goals and relationships.