Porter Hedges provides the full range of intellectual property law services, including portfolio preparation and management; freedom-to-operate, clearance, invalidity, and non-infringement opinion work; transactional matters, including licensing and due diligence support; and IP litigation, including patent, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition, and antitrust litigation.
The Intellectual Property Group has a strong and growing group of professionals with advanced degrees specializing in patent, trademark, and copyright preparation and prosecution. While this team represents a wide range of clients, we have special expertise in patent preparation and prosecution supporting the energy, chemical, petrochemical, and oilfield services industries. The IP Group has an extensive international practice, particularly in the patent arena, and is well-equipped to build, maintain, and protect your patent portfolio both domestically and abroad.
Our approach is to include highly technical and experienced Technical Advisors in the early stages of patent preparation, to ensure accurate presentation of our clients’ technology and to maximize the scope of protection obtained. This also allows us to work in advanced technology areas while maintaining very competitive rates. We maintain an extensive network of highly experienced foreign associates to assist us in protecting your intellectual property around the world.