Licensing is an efficient way for companies to share innovations. It rewards innovators for their work, investment, and creativity, funding further innovation that benefits the economy as a whole. Licensing also avoids the high costs of litigation.
Our approach to licensing as a means to share innovation leads to a more constructive dialogue with potential licensees and their more complete appreciation of the value of the patented technology. Often the result is a license at a better rate and with a quicker conclusion than would occur with a conventional adversarial licensing approach.
When use of our clients' patented technologies is more broad-based, we develop innovative licensing strategies to facilitate the licensing process for all parties. Licensing engagements like this ultimately can prove quite successful.
Of course, efforts to license patents without engaging in litigation are not always successful, and to address such situations, Global IP maintains a robust litigation practice. Global IP handles patent litigation for both patentees and alleged infringers ranging from operating companies to individual inventors.
We possess patent-litigation expertise far beyond what is typically seen in boutique law firms. With partners from such patent powerhouses as Kirkland & Ellis, Mayer Brown, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott, and Hogan Lovells, we have the skills, knowledge, and reputation for bet-the-company patent cases.
Global IP takes a no-nonsense, results-based approach to litigation, focusing its efforts on gathering the evidence needed to win at trial.
At the same time, the other aspects of our practice give us the ability to craft creative solutions for our clients. We have access to numerous non-traditional sources to fund worthwhile litigation, and we have good connections with intermediaries that sometimes can be helpful at resolving conflicts to our clients' benefit.