International Intellectual Property Law

Effective & Efficient IP Legal Services

McIntosh provides a range of legal services to clients seeking counsel in the field of intellectual property. Our firm has the extensive experience needed to handle traditional patent, copyright, and trademark issues, and we focus on international business patent strategy and acquisition, as well as the maintenance and enforcement of intellectual property protection.

IP-Based Services Protection

A meaningful patent strategy creates and maintains a company's value by protecting its market position. Most patent attorneys simply prepare and file patent applications as instructed by inventive staff, with no discussion regarding how the patent will benefit the company's business. McIntosh has a non-traditional approach to patent protection. We take the time to fully understand your business plan and design an effective, customized strategy geared toward your success in the marketplace.

Our firm has more than 40 years of experience in drafting patent claims in all areas of technology. McIntosh is available to assist you with determining what type of proprietary protection is best suited for your company.

Technology Transfer & Transactions

Although effective protection begins with patent strategy and procurement, economic benefit begins once technology is marketed and commercialized. Our firm is equipped with decades of focused experience in entrepreneurial technology commercialization and has been involved in all facets of technology transfer throughout many parts of the world. As a result of our depth of experience and knowledge with the many issues that factor into the form and content of technology-based agreements, McIntosh can assist you with the preparation and negotiation of matters such as:

  • Technology acquisitions and dispositions
  • Consulting agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Joint development agreements
  • University-based technology agreements
  • Technology aspects of government contracts
  • License agreements

Patent Enforcement & Defense

Patent litigation is a very expensive proposition, and the outcome often can entail major consequences to the parties involved. McIntosh has the background and insight to help you manage the patent process and achieve a favorable result. We can put together the team of lawyers and patent professionals and help them devise and implement a case strategy that maximizes your chances of success while controlling costs. We can work toward posturing settlement while litigators maintain the pressure.

Trademark & Copyright

Protecting market share and business opportunities often requires efforts that extend beyond simple patent protection. Any good strategy should also establish ways to protect branding, public image, and marketing materials. We can help you incorporate trademark and copyright protection into your overall strategy for protecting your intellectual property and counsel you in these matters, as well as perform trademark availability searches and registration procurement.

If you would like to personally discuss our firm's intellectual property services, or if you wish to learn more about the ways in which we can be of assistance with your particular case, then please contact McIntosh to speak with a member of our legal team.