Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.

Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. is one of the largest law firms in the United States specializing solely in intellectual property matters.  Since 1921, Harness, Dickey & Pierce has provided intellectual property counseling and litigation services to a wide variety of domestic and foreign clients from all sectors of business and technology, varying in size from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and individual inventors.  The Firm has a proven track record of working effectively with the in-house counsel of many companies including those in the aerospace, consumer products, automobile, and retail industries, among many others. 

Harness, Dickey & Pierce is positioned to not only serve the intellectual property interests of its clients within the United States, but abroad as well.  The Firm has an extensive foreign department dedicated solely to the filing and maintenance of patent and trademark applications and registrations throughout the world.  The Firm has numerous long-standing relationships with intellectual property attorneys in all major nations of the world.     

The more than 100 patent lawyers and legal professionals of Harness, Dickey & Pierce possess, as a whole, expertise in virtually all major technical disciplines.  In particular, The Firmís patent lawyers are schooled in the engineering disciplines of aerospace, agriculture, chemical, electrical, mechanical, metallurgical, biotech, and biomedical.  Further, many of The Firmís patent lawyers are experts in the fields of computer science, life science, and physics.  

Michigan Office
5445 Corporate Drive
Troy, MI 48908
Tel: 248-641-1600
Fax: 248-641-0270
Virginia Office
11730 Plaza America Dr.
Suite 600
Reston, VA 20190
Tel: 703-668-8000
Fax: 703-668-8200
Missouri Office
7700 Bonhomme
Suite 400
Clayton, MO 63105
Tel: 314-726-7500
Fax: 314-726-7501

Nixon Peabody LLP 

Nixon Peabody LLPNixon Peabody's Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) Group provides comprehensive, innovative counsel to help clients advance their business interests and realize the full value of their intellectual property assets.  We have extensive experience in providing full-spectrum intellectual property services, including patent prosecution and interference, brand management, trademark, copyright, licensing, and intellectual property litigation.  Our clients are inventors, entrepreneurs, start-ups, Fortune 100 companies, and leading academic institutions involved in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, optics, electronics, publishing, software, interactive media, telecommunications, and entertainment industries.  Nixon Peabody also provides client-tailored counseling in connection with intellectual property related business transactions.

Nixon Peabody LLP
Suite 800
8180 Greensboro Drive
McLean, VA   22102
Tel: 703-790-9110
Fax: 703-883-0370
Email: Stuart J. Friedman

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP is dedicated to helping clients to achieve their business goals through strategic legal counsel. We serve our clients across the nation and around the globe, wherever your business takes us, from our base of six offices in the mid-Atlantic region.

In 2007, our Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) group was ranked as one of the leading IT practices nationwide by The Legal 500, a series of guides reviewing the strengths and strategies of law firms in over 90 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America and the Caribbean. We were one of only 18 firms chosen in the United States.

Our TIP attorneys protect and leverage ideas and innovations, help you find financing, and plan for future expansion. Our experience includes: advertising screening and protection; computer software licensing and hardware; copyright registration and protection; global intellectual property protection; intellectual property litigation; intellectual property auditing and risk mitigation planning; intellectual property analysis for mergers and acquisitions; internet and e-commerce transactions; licensing and technology transfer; open source, ASP, and innovative distribution model consulting; patent screening, analysis, registration, and litigation; publicity and privacy protection and compliance; strategic planning; technology start-ups; trade secret protection; trademark, domain names and brand protection; and web site audits.

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP
3190 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 300
Falls Church, VA 22042
Tel: 800-987-8705
Email: Steven Tiller
Partner and Technology & Intellectual Property Co-Chair

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