In today’s information-based global economy, intellectual property is a valuable asset for businesses large and small. Not only is intellectual property a vital national economic commodity, it has also rapidly become a robust and integral sector of Louisiana’s economy. The rapid growth of innovative startups and entrepreneurial ventures in the last few years has made Louisiana a model for states around the country looking to evolve their economies to meet the challenges of the information age. However, with such innovation also comes an increase in disputes over patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
To meet this challenge, Shields | Mott offers a comprehensive portfolio of intellectual property services to define and protect our clients’ innovations, brands, and creativity through the full life cycle of creating, defending, and maintaining their patents, trademarks, and copyrights. From the very early stages, our intellectual property lawyers provide counsel on the most efficacious methods of obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights so that our clients can maximize their investment. If an dispute arises or administrative matters become contentious, our clients benefit from our intellectual property lawyers’ ability to draw upon their experience handling inquiries and challenges from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Copyright Office, conducting pre-lawsuit negotiations, and pursuing and defending against infringement claims.
Although we are construction and surety lawyers first and foremost, Shields | Mott attorneys have extensive experience in technical construction matters which serves as a broad support for our multifaceted intellectual property practice. The Shields | Mott intellectual property team includes attorneys well-versed in the vernacular of a diverse range of industries from construction, to biotechnology, arts, medical devices, restaurants, jewelry, and consumer goods. Because we understand the products, business, and industry implications of our clients’ innovations, we are able to offer a unique multi-disciplinary approach to today’s emerging issues in the development, management, and protection of a company’s intellectual property assets.