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Licensing and Technology Transactions

Thompson & Knight attorneys have decades of licensing experience, routinely assisting clients in licensing patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and other intellectual property and technologies together 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 practices, developments, and strategies.

 

Overview

Thompson & Knight attorneys have decades of licensing experience, routinely assisting clients in licensing patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and other intellectual property and technologies together 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 practices, developments, and strategies.

Representative matters have involved monetizing patent portfolios and in-licensing and out-licensing strategic technologies.

In licensing, our attorneys have worked with cutting-edge semiconductor, communications, and software technologies as well as traditional manufacturing and financial-institution clients. We have also represented entertainment and sports personalities, videogame developers, publishers, musicians, and other clients in licensor and licensee matters. Additionally, we’ve worked with advanced technology clients in licensing biotech and genetics, e-commerce, medical products, pharmaceutical products, and petrochemical products. Beyond technology, we bring trial experience and a litigator’s perspective to licensing efforts, counseling clients on what a license should contain – and what should be avoided.

Named among the top firms in Texas for Intellectual Property in Chambers USA 2019 by Chambers and Partners