Walter | Haverfield has a rich legacy of supporting entrepreneurs and start-ups, counseling them and providing the resources they need to grow and thrive in today’s competitive marketplace. Nowhere else within our firm is such entrepreneurial spirit more evident than in our intellectual property practice group where we help guide intellectual property strategies so that clients can successfully leverage their intellectual property and turn great ideas into great business.

Our extensive team of experienced intellectual property professionals specifically works as a strategic partner to support client growth and innovation by counseling in the following areas:

  • Business Formation with Respect to Patent, Trademark, and other Intellectual Property Matters
  • Negotiation and Preparation of Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret and Copyright Licenses
  • Preparation of Assignments of Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Trade Secret and Other Business Related Rights
  • Valuation of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Mergers and Acquisitions with Respect to Intellectual Property Assets
  • General intellectual property and technology valuation
  • Legal compliance during the development and management of various digital assets (including e-commerce and mobile applications)
  • Website and mobile application (app) privacy policies
  • Software licensing and development agreements
  • Franchise licensing and compliance



Our team’s experience includes:

  • Counsels clients on best practices related to how to protect and increase the value of their intellectual property.
  • Facilitates numerous ideation and forward-patenting planning sessions.
  • Assists multiple clients with portfolio development related to all components of intellectual property.
  • Performs intellectual property risk management assessments.
  • Performs due diligence of intellectual property for business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and licensing agreements.
  • Develops and implements global intellectual property strategy assistance for inhouse counsel.
  • Works with R&D teams to identify and harvest intellectual property.
  • Designed patent portfolio strategies to protect core and emerging business.