Intellectual Property/3iP Practice Group

Benesch's Innovations, Information Technology & Intellectual Property (3iP) Practice Group  represents clients in protecting their most valuable asset class: their intellectual capital. Whether obtaining intellectual property rights, prosecuting infringement actions, or helping clients exploit their intellectual property rights, the 3iP Group has the legal training and experience to help clients get the most out of their intellectual capital. In addition, Benesch's 3iP Group is skilled in counseling clients with respect to IP rights of others and in defending clients in IP actions brought against them in courts and administrative agencies throughout the U.S.

Our intellectual property client base is as broad and diverse as the services we provide. Those clients that rely on our services for IP protection and advice include individual entrepreneurs, universities and other research institutions, early stage companies, high technology businesses, middle market companies, and large multinational corporations. We have served a vast array of industries and businesses including: tire and rubber; fluid handling components and systems; paints and coatings; medical devices; plastics and polymers; liquid crystal displays; advanced lighting; adhesives; vehicle suspension systems; combustion systems; refrigeration systems; communications equipment; dispensing systems; material handling equipment; vehicle braking; systems food processing equipment; power tools; fitness equipment and other consumer goods; financial services; insurance services; music and entertainment; and computer software.

The Benesch 3iP team has experience in all facets of intellectual property law and practice, with each member possessing a unique set of qualifications to help advance our clients' interests. Many of our attorneys have worked as scientists or engineers in industry, and others have taught law or authored publications that serve as important reference materials to the profession.

We have experience with all forms of intellectual property, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Services we provide include drafting and prosecuting patent and trademark applications, advising clients on patent and trademark infringement and validity matters, and drafting intellectual property-related agreements. In addition, Benesch's IP Group has experience in complex patent, trade secret, trademark and copyright litigation.

Benesch's 3iP team also has counseled clients regarding information technology and e-commerce matters.  These engagements have included negotiation of myriad software, hardware and services agreements; preparing terms and conditions of use for web sites; drafting privacy policies for web sites; and evaluating web site content for compliance issues.  Our team has also advised clients regarding data security breaches and application of the PCI-DSS/CISP security standards in connection with both on-line and off-line sales.

With the support of Benesch's 3iP team, our clients are better positioned to preserve and protect new technologies with IP, use and manage their intellectual property thoughtfully, and avoid the IP rights of others so as to avoid unnecessary risk. For additional information about Benesch's 3iP practice, please contact one of our 3iP lawyers.