Our clients' goals are as individual as our clients themselves. We bring years of success in helping clients design and execute patent strategies to achieve their unique objectives, whether they are innovative start-ups, multinational corporations, research universities, buy-out targets, or other type of IP-driven organization. We understand that while IP for one company is a means to protect current market share and US manufacturing base; for another company, IP is a tool to provide access to venture capital; and for a third company it can provide entry into a new product market. For a university, IP can provide licensing revenues, support spin-offs, and attract grants; while for a small-cap company, IP may be an integral component of its preferred exit strategy. And of course not all organizations can devote the same level of resources to acquiring and maintaining patents.
We help our clients achieve their objectives by planning, modifying, and executing IP strategies that achieve a competitive advantage consistent with their start-to-finish-line goals. Senniger Powers brings much more to the table than high quality patent prosecution skills. Our team provides counsel and accomplishment in the following areas:
- IP asset acquisition
- Patent prosecution strategies
- Asset licensing
- Cross-licensing and enforcement strategies
- Validity/Infringement analyses and opinions
- Competitor portfolio analysis
- Client portfolio assessment and analysis
Recent IP Headlines
Chambers USA Recognizes Senniger Powers, Three Partners
Once again, Chambers USA has recognized Senniger Powers for its high-quality professionals and expertise in the intellectual property field.
Senniger Powers Participates in St. Louis Internship Program
Senniger Powers is participating again this year in the St. Louis Internship Program (SLIP).
The Supreme Court Clarifies the Patent Venue Statute for Domestic Corporations
On May 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous (8-0) opinion in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC that will significantly change the way courts enforce the patent venue statute, giving a patentee less flexibility in choosing venue when asserting its patent.
Paul Fleischut to Speak at Corporate Counsel Institute
Senniger Powers partner Paul Fleischut will be presenting an hour-long program on Hot Topics in IP Law for the Corporate Practitioner on Thursday, May 18, 2017.
Federal Circuit Clarifies AIA On-Sale Bar Rule
On May 1, 2017, the Federal Circuit held that the on-sale bar under 35 U.S.C. § 102(b) applies if knowledge of a sale is made public even if the details of the invention are not made public.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 – Offer of Judgment: A Useful Tool for Defendants Accused of Copyright Infringement
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68—a seemingly straightforward rule—provides a powerful, yet underutilized tool for any defendant, but particularly a defendant accused of infringing a copyright.