With expertise in assisting clients of all sizes, including multinational corporations to startup companies, King & Spalding’s intellectual property prosecution, counseling and due diligence practices focus on creating value in our clients’ patent portfolios. These practices encompass a wide range of technologies and subject matter, including life sciences, computer science, electrical and mechanical engineering, oil and gas, and financial services.
Our team has obtained and assisted in the procurement and management of hundreds of U.S. and foreign patents, with particular expertise in managing complex patent portfolios, registering and maintaining hundreds of trademarks, copyrights and domain names, and providing guidance on Internet and social media policies. We also routinely negotiate technology transactions and license agreements, conduct due diligence concerning intellectual property assets in mergers and acquisitions, and provide opinions on intellectual property matters.
The majority of our team’s lawyers, agents and advisors hold technical degrees, including PhDs, and are proficient in numerous technical areas including aerospace engineering, biochemistry, chemical engineering, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering, molecular biology, nuclear engineering, pharmacology and telecommunications. Members also have worked as in-house counsel, examiners in the USPTO, and industry engineers and scientists.
Our IP counselors also guide companies through post-grant procedures, such as strengthening a patent prior to assertion in litigation, re-examinations, inter-partes reviews, and post-grant review proceedings, including filing, strategizing and evaluating likely outcomes of IPRs related to patents involved in various diligence matters.
October 18, 2017
Is the Life Sciences IPO “Back”? The South Says Yes.
September 18, 2017
Katie McCarthy to Speak at PLI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute Program
Managing IP Handbook, 2016
Chambers USA, 2016
Chambers USA, 2016
Legal 500 US, 2016
World Trademark Review 1000, 2016
National Law Journal, 2016
Benchmark Litigation, 2016
IAM Patent 1000, 2016
Best Lawyers in America, 2016
US News & World Report, 2016
September 19, 2017
Recorder Honors Tom Duley With Trusted Advisor Award
June 19, 2017
Airbnb to Acquire Trooly