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Patents ensure market exclusivity for a company’s innovation and provide opportunities to seek additional revenue through licensing and enforcement.

Additionally, for a company that has been sued for patent infringement, having its own patent portfolio increases its negotiating power and presents the possibility of a settlement through the cross-licensing of patents.

Clients from across a broad spectrum of businesses, industries and technologies rely on Blakes patent lawyers and agents to protect and advance their patent interests. Our patent team members combine industry experience, legal expertise and technical knowledge with a deep understanding of the sciences underlying our clients’ innovations. This combination of skills enables us to provide our clients with strategic advice on the best ways to optimize their patents and protect their interests.

We draft and prosecute patent applications, as well as prepare opinions on patentability, validity and infringement, and advise on licensing and patent-filing strategies for both domestic and multinational clients. Blakes patent practitioners offer specialization and expertise within a wide range of technological innovation.

Clients rely on Blakes patent professionals for counsel on all aspects of the protection of innovation, technology transfer issues and patent portfolio management matters. We regularly advise on patent procurement and the commercialization of patents, including licence agreements, collaboration agreements, and agreements with academic and research institutions. Working closely with our intellectual property litigation team, we advise on national and international patent enforcement strategies and infringement defence, and offer guidance and advice on complex procedural and legal issues.

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