Thompson & Knight attorneys have many years of licensing experience, routinely assisting clients in licensing patents and technologies and with the related development, manufacturing, and marketing relationships. We have advised clients on general licensing issues and specific industry concerns and are knowledgeable about the full spectrum of licensing developments and strategies. Representative matters have involved cutting-edge areas of cyberspace and Internet rights, including electronic-gaming software development and Internet browser and high-speed DSL license rights.
In licensing, our attorneys have worked with many traditional retail sales, manufacturing, and financial-institution clients. We have also represented entertainment and sports personalities, video game developers, publishers, musicians, and other clients in licensor and licensee matters. And we've worked with advanced technology clients in licensing semiconductors, silicon, biotech and genetics, software, hardware, Internet service and infrastructure, electronic commerce, medical products, pharmaceutical products, petrochemical products, and telecommunications. Beyond technology, we bring trial experience and a litigator's perspective to licensing efforts, counseling clients on what a license should contain - and should avoid.