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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Attorneys with an International Reputation for Results

Practice Lead Contact: Steve Hill

Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, one of the world’s leading IP publications, recently said of HKW’s IP team: “… this dynamic ensemble is ‘really mixing it up.’ The compact team has proved that it can go to toe to toe with the best of them.”

Businesses and individuals working within the IP industry require the very best legal representation. This is true whether their objective is to protect new technology or defend against claims of infringement. The attorneys at Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP have the extensive experience and breadth of knowledge to help ensure that you meet your intellectual property goals. HKW intellectual property lawyers have handled matters in most jurisdictions in the United States, and have handled and coordinated patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright programs across the world.

HKW intellectual property lawyers appreciate that companies need budgets that meet the size and importance of an issue. To this end, HKW has significant experience with a wide range of budgeting approaches (e.g., budgets capped at various stages, contingency and partial contingency, flat-fee). With a focus on high quality services provided in a value-focused manner, HKW has handled some of the biggest cases in the country to more modest-sized disputes. And HKW’s intellectual property clients range from well-established, billion dollar companies to start-ups.

Two of HKW’s intellectual property partners have served as special masters to district courts in patent and trademark matters.

Comprehensive Assistance in Patent, Trademark, Copyright & Related Matters

The experienced legal team at HKW represents clients in a wide range of IP-related legal matters. We’re trusted by software companies, restaurant chains, inventors and entrepreneurs across the fields of software, internet, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, textiles, minerals processing, mechanical engineering, computer arts and more. (In addition, we have a proven record of success handling high-stakes patent litigation in the popular venues of the Eastern District of Texas, District of Delaware, Central and Northern Districts of California, and the Eastern District of Virginia (a.k.a. rocket docket).) We have been recognized nationally for our work in the Patent Office with Post Grant Reviews such as Inter Partes Review. Our comprehensive Intellectual Property practice includes advice and representation of plaintiffs and defendants in all of the following areas:

  • Preliminary Searches and Clearances
  • Foreign and Domestic Patent Prosecution
  • Trademark Filing, Appeal, Opposition and Dispute Resolution
  • Copyright Consulting and Litigation
  • Copyright Licensing
  • Prosecuting or Defending Infringement Claims
  • Inter Partes Reviews
  • Protection of Trade Secrets and Proprietary Information
  • IP Audits and Compliance

Achieving Your Intellectual Property Goals with Our Help

For your intellectual property needs wherever your business goals take you, trust your matter to the legal team at Atlanta-based Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP. Our IP lawyers have decades of experience in the most complex transactional and litigation matters, in addition to an unwavering commitment to achieving client goals. Please call 770-953-0995, or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation with an intellectual property attorney.