Intellectual Property


Davis Malm’s intellectual property attorneys recognize that ideas and inventions are an integral component to the value and growth of a business. We work closely with clients to understand their business, goals, and challenges, and we collaborate to develop innovative and effective strategies to achieve their objectives. We offer a full range of intellectual property services, including patent prosecution, obtaining and managing trademarks and copyrights, safeguarding trade secrets, negotiating and drafting licensing and joint venture agreements, preparing opinions, reviewing and drafting employment and consulting agreements, and enforcing and defending intellectual property rights and assets through litigation.

We represent inventors, start-ups, emerging companies, and private and public companies in a wide range of industries and technology verticals, including manufacturing, computer hardware and software, telecommunications and networking, process control instrumentation, complex mechanical technologies, industrial engineering, biotechnology, health care, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, medical devices and instrumentation, biomedical sensors, materials science, e-commerce, financial services, education, restaurants, retail, and consumer products. We also represent individual executives concerning employer intellectual property.

Our intellectual property attorneys regularly work with our business, employment, litigation, and estate planning attorneys to serve the needs of our clients fully. For clients needing international counseling, we collaborate with law firms around the world with whom we have long-standing relationships, including firms through our affiliation with the International Lawyers Network. Our relationships with these attorneys allow us to provide insight into intellectual property laws governing different countries and deliver services in a cost-effective manner.

The attorneys on our team have a depth of legal experience and technical knowledge to assist with sophisticated intellectual property matters. We have an extensive understanding of the federal and state laws that protect intellectual property, including federal patent, copyright, and trademark statutes, and laws governing unfair competition and trade secrets. Like our clients, we possess an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, and we bring creativity and energy to all our matters. Some have described us as pioneering, “outside-the-box” thinkers, creative problem solvers, and unlike other lawyers with whom they have worked.


Radio Entrepreneurs (3:22)
Presented By Richard L. Sampson
Rich Sampson joins Radio Entrepreneurs to discuss the importance of businesses protecting their Intellectual Property. Listen to full podcast here.

Radio Entrepreneurs (3:11)
Presented By Robert J. Munnelly, Jr.
Rob Munnelly sits down with Radio Entrepreneurs and provides provides a general overview on data security and explores how to integrate IP into the planning and data protection process. Listen to full podcast here.