Intellectual Property

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Max Ciccarelli
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Thompson & Knight's Intellectual Property ("IP") Section is comprised of lawyers who focus on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, and related technology matters. In a non-adversarial context, our experience includes legal counseling, assisting clients with the strategic use of IP assets to advance business objectives, prosecution of patents, registration and prosecution of marks, licensing, technology transfers, and protection of trade secrets. Thompson & Knight's IP attorneys also regularly counsel and represent clients on issues of patent, trademark and copyright infringement, acts of unfair competition, and theft of trade secrets. The potential liability in these matters can range from a few hundred thousand to several hundred million dollars.

For the seventh consecutive year, Thompson & Knight received a top national ranking for Intellectual Property Litigation in the 2019 edition of "Best Law Firms," the preeminent listing of the nation's top legal practices from U.S. News - Best Lawyers®. The Firm is also ranked among the top 11 firms in Texas for Intellectual Property in Chambers USA 2018 by Chambers and Partners.  The group also was recognized in the 2018 IAM Patent 1000 rankings among the top firms in Texas.  The directory describes the Firm’s litigation team as being "extremely seasoned" and having a "finely calibrated compass to navigate parties to successful closes both in and out of the courtroom." World Trademark Review 1000 2018 notes that “efficiency and pinpoint accuracy are the hallmarks of Thompson & Knight’s trademark practice” and ranks T&K among the top firms in Texas, with clients noting that “from monitoring to defending marks, [Thompson & Knight] always does an outstanding and flawless job.”