The success stories of Intellectual Property Rights such as Post-it ® notes, or a trademark being valued at millions are certainly awe-inspiring. At the heart of such success lies effective creation, protection and enforcement of Intellectual Proprty rights. Services provided by Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan include opining on patentability, patenting, filing, prosecution, pre and post grant opposition, freedom-to-operate, due diligence, patent watch , evolving effective patent strategy , trademark registration and protection, anti-trust, plant variety protection (PVP) and licensing of copyright to name a few.
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Creativity and research flourish in a free environment. However protecting the rights of the creator entails an intricate framework of laws and procedures.
Filing & Prosecution
L&S has a strong prosecution team which works in close synchrony with the client providing patent protection at every stage. The team undertakes drafting, filing, prosecution and opposition effectively handling issues like patent pre-grant and post-grant proceedings, pre and post-registration formalities for Plant Variety Protection (PVP), design searches for trademarks or search and analyses in respect of geographical indication.
Opposition & Revocations
Opposition and revocation seem to have become corollaries in the Intellectual Property path. Patent watch, tracking and detecting infringements or defending alleged violations require an alert and committed team of experts.
Patent litigation practice in L&S is all comprehensive and covers all aspects of Intellectual Property disputes. Senior lawyers with many years of government and industry experience form the core of the litigation team.
The Intellectual Property Licensing and Transactions Team helps clients to expand and monetize their Intellectual Property portfolios, acquisitions, transfer, licensing and joint development of intellectual property.
Intellectual property generated in a company is protected in order to provide both short term and long term business advantage. It is therefore necessary that companies determine their business goals and align their Intellectual Property strategy to be able to achieve these goals.
The valuation of intellectual property is a very important aspect as it forms the basis for unlocking the intellectual property created in a company. Intellectual Property Valuation has many facets with the most important one being the monetizing capability of the portfolio.
With increasing share of a company’s value residing in intangibles, intellectual property is playing an increasing role in mergers and acquisitions. The Intellectual Property team at L&S is well-experienced in conducting intellectual property due diligence, conducting freedom-to-operate opinions, valuing Intellectual Property for transactions, interpreting and drafting licence agreement and other M&A related Intellectual Property services.