Tilleke & Gibbins develops comprehensive strategies for managing intellectual property portfolios and deriving profit from intellectual assets. For our pharmaceuticals and life sciences clients, for example, such strategies may take into consideration compulsory licenses, advertising and marketing, promotion to professionals, trade secrets and data protection, and product liability. In collaboration with our Technology, Media, and Telecommunications group, we provide services related to the clearance and licensing of intellectual property as it relates to film, television, radio, and Internet content.
Our practitioners have extensive experience in IP licensing and contracts, including agreements relating to franchising, licensing, distributorship, technology transfer, confidentiality, joint venture, and collaboration. In addition, the firm’s expertise extends to IP due diligence issues, such as searches for infringement, audits to identify and protect IP assets including trade secrets, advice to avoid disputes when terminating dealers or distributors, consents and assignments for IP created by employees or contractors (work for hire), valuation of IP assets, IP risk assessments and management, and freedom-to-practice investigations.
We offer the following recent examples of our IP commercialization activities and capabilities. We successfully: