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Ballard Spahr LLP

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Comprehensive IP practice offering contentious and noncontentious services for clients. Well known for trademark prosecution, transactional services and portfolio management. Also regularly represents clients in patent infringement cases. Routinely sought after for its counsel by a host of leading research institutions, universities and businesses.

Work highlights

Advised energy provider Exelon on a range of IP matters, including management of its trademark portfolio and enforcement of domain name issues.

Notable practitioners

Lynn Rzonca heads the firm's IP group and is well versed in a broad range of trademark, copyright and patent concerns, including both enforcement and development.

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Overview

Ballard Spahr’s Intellectual Property Department provides a full range of services, from patent prosecution and trademark clearance to strategic IP counseling and full-scale litigation.

  • Our IP litigators represent clients in every type of IP dispute, including patent, trademark, trade dress, domain name, copyright, trade secret, licensing, and right-of-publicity litigation. Our attorneys have litigated more than 100 complex matters in federal and state courts and the U.S. Patent Office, Patent (PTAB) and Trademark (TTAB) Trial and Appeal Boards, as well as on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

  • Our Philadelphia team also includes a substantial trademark and copyright group. With nearly 10,000 U.S. and international registrations in our care, we administer worldwide trademark and copyright portfolios, perform searches and clearance for trademarks and service marks, develop enforcement programs to protect clients’ brands, and take action against third parties to enforce clients’ IP rights.

  • Our Philadelphia attorneys also negotiate agreements covering patented technology, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. We help development-stage businesses in-license technology from university technology commercialization offices, founders, developers, and strategic partners.

  • Our patent team offers industry-wide services in patent prosecution and patent portfolio development and management, as well as collaboration in transactions.

Members

Rzonca, Lynn E (Head of Department)

Baron, Jr., Robert R

Jacobs, Hara E

Intellectual Property

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Location

1735 Market Street

51st Floor

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

USA

PA 19103-7599

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Intellectual Property


Lynn E Rzonca
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