Practice Areas Overview
Lewis Kohn & Walker LLP assists clients with a full spectrum of intellectual property and business matters, from procurement and enforcement of patents, trademarks, and copyrights to litigating business torts and breaches of contract disputes. Our mid-sized firm brings together intellectual property and business attorneys from diverse technical backgrounds, allowing us to provide our clients with high quality, cost-effective legal counsel.
Intellectual Property Procurement
Our firm assists clients with devising and implementing comprehensive, long-term business strategies for acquiring and protecting intellectual property while simultaneously maximizing its value. Our firm assists clients with the procurement, acquisition, and licensing of intellectual property rights and in preparing and prosecuting patent, trademark, and copyright applications in the United States and abroad. In addition to filing applications for intellectual property protection, we assist clients in the development of effective strategies for protecting, managing, asserting, and defending their valuable intellectual property assets.
Through professional experience, we understand the importance of recognizing and protecting the value of new innovations. We are highly experienced at aligning intellectual property procurement with the business directives of companies both large and small, and we help our clients to establish rights in their innovations so that they may realize the full value of their contributions to society's progress. Our technological specialties include pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, chemistry, electronics, software, physics, acoustics, and nanotechnology. We have a far reaching network of international associates that work in parallel with us in order to procure any intellectual property asset in virtually any jurisdiction throughout the world.
Intellectual Property/Business Litigation
As former research scientists and industry professionals, we have a firsthand knowledge of the technical, financial, operational and creative disputes that arise between inventors, employees, businesses, and/or academic institutions. When our clients' business objectives dictate, we assist them in achieving successful resolutions of their intellectual property and related business disputes.
Each dispute resolution strategy we develop is synchronized to our client's specific business purpose. When formulating strategies, we consider the full spectrum of dispute resolution techniques, including litigation, arbitration, mediation, and settlement, when appropriate.
Our litigation attorneys are experienced and aggressive, and have successfully resolved numerous disputes before multiple state and Federal courts in California and before both the USPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.