Axinn partners with its clients to provide day-to-day intellectual property advice and to formulate long-term strategic plans. The firm provides creative solutions that take into account both short-term practicalities and long-term litigation and other considerations. Our attorneys evaluate threats from competitors regarding patent and trademark rights. They also prepare opinions relating to the infringement and validity of patents.
Axinn frequently becomes intimately involved with the product development process, assisting clients to navigate around the intellectual property rights of competitors and design their own patent strategies. For example, in the pharmaceutical industry, the firm regularly evaluates proposed drug formulations, assesses patent infringement and validity issues and advises clients regarding strategies for launching such products and defending against challenges. Axinn attorneys also evaluate strategies for protecting the innovations that result from this process.
Axinn works closely with corporate counsel in connection with mergers and acquisitions, and identifies investment risk and opportunities for investors. The firm regularly deals with both the traditional and emerging intellectual property issues of corporate transactions. Axinn attorneys perform intellectual property due diligence, audits and analyses, and provide related counseling services in the context of all major corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture-capital/private-equity financing, public offerings, license agreements and other types of contracts. They also assist clients with due diligence matters ranging from investment decisions for early round venture capital financing to multi-million dollar acquisitions.
Axinn attorneys negotiate and draft technology-related agreements, such as patent and software licenses, joint-development and technology-sharing arrangements, and employee and vendor confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements. The firm also assists clients in implementing intellectual property audit and compliance programs.