Software and Technology
Growing businesses in the software and technology industry face exciting possibilities and a specific set of challenges – from managing the innovation process, harvesting intellectual property assets, to identifying, developing and executing protection strategies for next generation products and technologies. Businesses must focus on building robust patent portfolios that align with and are crafted to advance business goals.
Taft’s Software and Technology group embeds itself in our clients’ internal teams. With this synergy, our professionals are able to perform a deep dive analysis of client technology roadmaps and industry trends to identify and protect intellectual property assets early in the development cycle.
Our attorneys are equipped to support patent portfolio development, including preparation and prosecution of applications that advance our clients’ business and technology strategies. We have experience counseling third party patent portfolios for existing and emerging client business opportunities.
Taft’s Software and Technology attorneys have assisted clients with technologies such as:
- Access control and security systems.
- Automation systems.
- Biomedical engineering applications.
- Communications technologies.
- Chemical compounds for agricultural and industrial application.
- Clean energy.
- Engine and industrial system controls.
- Electric machines and related control systems.
- Medical devices.
- Industrial systems and processes.
- Power generation and distribution.
- Solar power.
Our team has supported clients through enforcement and monetization strategies including licensing, enforcement negotiations and litigation. We are prepared to perform intellectual property opportunity and risk analysis for merger and acquisition activities.