Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC

Intellectual Property

Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman advises and assists clients in all aspects of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, including licensing, litigation and U.S. and foreign prosecution. Our firm has technological experience in mechanical and electrical engineering, software, chemistry and biology. Our attorneys regularly prosecute patent and trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices, and litigate in State and Federal Courts to protect and defend our clients' intellectual property rights.

Legal services provided:


  • U.S. and international patent prosecution
  • Patent litigation
  • Patentability search and opinions
  • Freedom-to-operate analysis
  • Validity opinions
  • Due diligence
  • Patent portfolio management
  • Competitive technology monitoring
  • Design around analysis
  • Patent licensing


  • U.S. and international trademark prosecution
  • Trademark litigation
  • Trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Trademark selection and registration
  • Trademark acceptable use counseling
  • Trademark licensing
  • Domain name dispute arbitration


  • Copyright registration
  • Copyright licensing
  • Software licensing
  • Infringement opinions
  • Counseling on DMCA issues
  • Enforcement and defense of our clients' copyrights

Trade Secrets

  • Trade secret protection
  • Trade secret licensing
  • Trade secret litigation


Our litigation attorneys protect our clients' intellectual property assets in federal and state courts and provide litigation services related to:

  • Patent, trademark, copyright and trade dress
  • Intellectual property dispute mediation
  • Licensing agreements
  • Trade secrets
  • Unfair competition


Our lawyers advise clients and draft agreements for all types of intellectual property, such as:

  • Patent licenses
  • Trademark licenses
  • Trade secret and proprietary technology agreements
  • Copyright licenses
  • Confidential disclosures
  • Employee agreements relating to intellectual property
  • Research agreements
  • Consulting agreements for technology, patents and copyrights
  • Asset purchase agreements involving the sale of intellectual property

Computer Law

Computer law is an extremely specialized area where client issues are often unique. We represent both new and established firms in:

  • Negotiation and securing of financing (venture capital and private placement)
  • Licensing of software products
  • Protection of software
  • Drafting of operating, licensing, employment and royalty agreements
  • Litigation concerning computer hardware and software

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