Doherty, Wallace Has Guided People Through The Process Of Turning Ideas Into Marketable Products On The Cutting Edge of Their Industries.

Intellectual Property

Doherty, Wallace has an active intellectual property practice which includes counseling individuals and businesses on the protection afforded by patents, trademarks, and copyrights and providing counsel on the protection of business trade secrets from misappropriation. The firm assists businesses and individuals in protecting new ideas and products and in protecting and licensing technology so as to maximize the benefit derived from innovation.  We provide guidance relative to the America Invents Act (AIA), the most comprehensive patent reform law in over 50 years.

The firm has expertise in drafting provisional, utility and design patents on behalf of inventors. Doherty, Wallace has secured patents for clients in a wide range of technologies, including medical instruments, mechanical devices, and electrical components. We have specific experience in the area of the sporting goods and the toy and game industry. Two of the firms' attorneys, Deborah A. Basile and Karen K. Chadwell,  are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The firm obtains United States and international registrations of trademarks and service marks and counsels businesses on the proper use of such marks in commerce, including the licensing, pledging, and assignment of marks.

The firm has negotiated license agreements with world-renowned artists for the reproduction, display, and distribution of their work.

The firm has experience in analyzing and drafting trademark, patent and copyright infringement opinions and in handling trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings.