Covington’s patent attorneys advise companies on a full range of patent portfolio management and transactional due diligence issues. We apply our technical and industry expertise and our knowledge of patent law to provide infringement, validity, and freedom-to-operate opinions. This advice is provided in a variety of contexts, including counseling on anticipated patent litigation, licensing of intellectual property, and at research and product development stages, as well as for marketed products. Our patent attorneys are uniquely qualified patent advisors as they also have deep experience in both patent litigation matters and transactional work.
We also regularly provide patent analysis as part of IP due diligence to assess the patent assets and liabilities of target companies in connection with an acquisition or merger. The breadth of the firm's corporate securities practice, and the teaming of intellectual property, regulatory, and corporate lawyers on such matters, helps to ensure that we provide comprehensive due diligence to clients. Our clients include major electronics, telecommunications, software, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical companies.