Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson Intellectual Property Law

Our people have the ability to navigate deftly through the complex landscape of IP issues that face large and small companies alike.


IP Portfolio Development

Whether you're starting down the path of generating an IP portfolio or wanting to shape the one you have, there are a number of actions we can take to help you protect and grow your IP assets.

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Post Grant Proceedings

Post-grant proceedings in the U.S. Patent Office are important tools for adjusting IP rights as an alternative to or in conjunction with litigation. WAVS IP can help you challenge or clarify the scope of a patent’s claim in the context of litigation, or to take advantage of changing circumstances or market conditions.

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Analyses of Competitor & Target IP

  • Analysis of IP held by competitors and target companies
  • Analysis and advice regarding competitors’ products and IP positions including competitor watch services
  • Freedom to operate and validity analyses
  • Due diligence for investments, acquisition, and other business transactions

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Litigation Co-Counsel

WAVS IP provides support to litigation teams, from analysis of proceedings to preparing expert witnesses and trial briefs.

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Licensing & Other IP Sharing Arrangements

Finding creative ways to license your IP is often the best way to increase value and drive your business forward. In the course of licensing or sharing your IP, you may need assistance in negotiating and drafting a wide range of agreements and conducting specific analysis.

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Invalidity and Non-infringement Opinions

Infringement issues can often be resolved in our clients’ favor. Secure a fast and knowledgeable opinion or filing regarding infringement issues that you or your organization may be facing.

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Meet Our Attorneys & Professionals

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