Patents: The firm renders searches and opinions on the patentability of inventions, and the validity and infringement of the patents of clients and third parties. We prepare, prosecute and maintain patent applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and internationally, using the Patent Cooperation Treaty and an extensive network of foreign patent agents.
The firm’s intellectual property lawyers assert and defend the patents of its clients, engage in the licensing and transfer of patents, and institute and defend patent infringement actions and otherpatent-related litigation. The patents we have obtained for our clients include ones issued for semiconductors, electronics, computer and internet-related inventions, chemical compositions, mechanical devices and ornamental designs. We represent our clients before the USPTO in reissue and reexamination proceedings.
Trademarks and Unfair Competition: attorneys and staff perform searches and opinions on the availability for use and registration of trademarks and service marks, and the practicality of brand name selection. We file for federal registration of trademarks at the USPTO and internationally, using the Madrid Protocol and a network of foreign trademark agents.
Our lawyers render opinions on infringement of the marks of clients and of third parties, assert clients’ trademark rights against others including the institution of trademark infringement actionsin state and federal district court as necessary, and defend against such assertions, including related causes of action such as trade dress infringement and unfair competition. We write, review and negotiate agreements relative to the licensing and transfer of trademarks and service marks. Additionally, we advise clients on the interaction between trademark rights and the operation of the Internet, including the adoption and use of domain names.
Copyrights: In the area of copyright law, our attorneys assist clients with copyright registration, licensing, assertion and defense. Copyright questions often occur in computer software licensing and development agreements and in Internet settings. Our lawyers resolve such issues involving the rights of photographers, artists, authors and the companies who employ or retain them, including the institution of and defense against copyright infringements in federal district court.
Trade Secrets: Businesses almost always possess proprietary information which provides them commercial advantages over their competitors. The firm’s attorneys counsel clients on how to protect such trade secrets, draft and negotiate agreements relating to them (including employment agreements) and where warranted institute and defend litigation seeking to enforce them.
Located in the heart of DuPage County, the intellectual property practice of Momkus McCluskey offers west suburban clients the convenience of a local location and the breadth and experience of an international practice. Our IP lawyers provide their services to clients in the Chicago area, nationwide and around the world. Contact an experienced intellectual property attorney in DuPage County through this website or by calling (630) 434-0400.