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Carter DeLuca Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

Carter DeLuca Farrell & Schmidt, LLP, is one of the New York region’s largest IP practice groups and has rapidly grown to be a leader in intellectual property law serving a large cadre of local, national and international clients. 

CDFS partners with our clients to help them achieve their strategic patent and trademark portfolio development goals and objectives.  By providing key timely information and advice from the early stages through launch, of design and development of brands and inventive concepts, we assist our client’s decision makers to navigate the myriad of IP issues at a very cost effective level.  In particular, throughout the phases of product or brand development, we form a critical part of our client’s development teams to provide key timely information for both patent and trademark needs to enable our clients to gain a clear assessment of the landscape and maximize protection while steering clear of freedom-to-operate obstacles.  Additionally, we provide extensive IP due diligence services and follow on IP asset assimilation and prosecution to maximize our clients’ business objectives.


Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is a leading international law firm.  From offices located in the world's principal financial centers, our attorneys advise clients with regard to their most critical legal and business needs.

Fried Frank's Technology Transactions Group assists companies worldwide in acquiring, commercializing, using and protecting intellectual property and technology assets and services.  We combine a commitment to focused, efficient client service with a sophisticated corporate transactions practice and substantive intellectual property and information technology expertise.

Our seasoned Technology Transactions attorneys are uniquely positioned to evaluate the risks and opportunities presented by technology-focused business arrangements and handle a range of transactional matters that require a firm grasp of IP, IT and commercial law.  We have extensive experience structuring and negotiating all types of domestic and cross-border IP and technology-focused commercial agreements, including licensing, services and outsourcing arrangements, as well as the IP/IT aspects of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other complex corporate transactions.

Our Technology Transactions Group also supports companies in the development, management and assessment of intellectual property and technology assets and services, providing strategic advice that maximizes our clients' competitive advantage and return on investment.


Beijing IParagon Law Firm

The Beijing IParagon Law Firm is a leading Chinese law firm who provides comprehensive legal service to intellectual property and high-tech clients. IParagon is strong in the areas of IP, IP-driven FDIs & M&As, IP in IPOs, IP in spin-offis, IP in international trade, IP in import & export, IP in sports and entertainment; and IP in advertising and new media. IParagon lawyers are experienced and uniquely trained in all the areas of contentious, non-contentious and commercial IP matters, and often are able to take a 3-D or 4-D view on an important and/or complex trademark or IP issue or deal from the perspectives of trademark portfolio protection, enforcement, commercialization and prevention of future risks.

IParagon is very proud of her professional skills and abilities to provide very practical, strategic, and business-oriented legal service to intellectual property owners and users, both international and domestic, for their creation, innovation, exploitation, protection, investment and commercialization of their valuable intellectual property and technology assets. With IParagon, you will not need to worry that your company will also encounter dramas or pitfalls caused by trademark assignments like in the Wahaha v. Danone or Apple v. Proview-Shenzhen cases.


Miller Canfield

Miller Canfield is a full service global law firm offering integrated legal services in over 55 areas including International Transactions; Mergers & Acquisitions; Joint Ventures; International Arbitration; and Litigation. Clients include multi-national manufacturers, global retailers, financial institutions, public institutions including universities, and privately held companies in industries spanning Automotive and Next Generation Vehicles; Consumer Products; Advanced Manufacturing; Technology; Financial Services; Franchising; Life Sciences;and Health Care.

Intellectual property attorneys and patent agents at Miller Canfield have the technical and legal backgrounds to advise clients in obtaining, protecting, enforcing and licensing intellectual property assets. Miller Canfield has 320 lawyers in 18 offices spanning the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Poland and China. Its Chicago and New York City offices are expanding to accommodate increased international activity.