Intellectual Property

Intellectual property includes inventions, software, processes and literary/artistic works, as well as symbols, names, images and designs used in commerce.

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba understands that almost every business has some form of intellectual property (IP) that should be protected and offers a wide range of services critical for twenty-first century businesses.  Our clients trust us to develop a tailored, value-added approach to their intellectual property portfolios.

Our Intellectual Property (IP) clients range from inventors/start-ups and small and mid-sized business businesses to large companies across a variety of industries. We help clients understand and protect the value they have in their Intellectual Property assets. We conduct IP audits and evaluations, in order to support clients’ strategic plans, assess where companies may be at risk, or identify opportunities to maximize the value of its intellectual capital.

Our attorneys handle a range of IP matters including copyright and trademark law, as well as trade secrets and unfair competition. For complex IP and patent issues, we have developed a working relationship with another local law firm, Design IP, to ensure all of your IP concerns are handled in a personalized, efficient manner.

Our Service Areas

  • Copyrights
  • Policies and Guidelines
  • Service Agreements
  • IP Asset Management
  • IP Audits and Due Diligence
  • IP Sales and Transfers
  • Licensing
  • Trademark
  • IP Litigation
  • Trade Secrets

Representative Matters

  • FL&B assisted a team of lawyers in obtaining a consent judgment and permanent injunction in favor of our client, a major national payment processing company, in a dispute relating to certain service marks and rights under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1051 et seq. This result protects our client’s investment in its valuable marks in the rapidly-evolving online business world.
  • Successful defense of preliminary injunction claiming misappropriation of trade secrets in cryogenics business, leading to dismissal of case against clients
  • Obtained judgment in favor of client and against former employee for misappropriation of trade secrets and wrongdoing, resulting in permanent injunction against former employee and award of attorney’s fees in favor of client
  • Obtained an injunction and then default judgment on the basis of copyright infringement and the Lanham Act on behalf of an art instruction company in the Eastern District of PA.
  • Negotiated a resolution to a federal suit regarding a dispute over succession to the trademarks previously used by a defunct company in the core cutting industry in the Eastern District of PA