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We help clients use each step of the patent process in pursuit of strategic business objectives. For example, before a client attempts to introduce a new product or product family, we perform complete patent searches for possible infringement conflicts. Once patents have been filed, the firm’s perpetual docketing system enables us to perform ongoing maintenance of intellectual asset portfolios throughout the world. We mount an aggressive defense if other companies allege that our clients have infringed existing patents.

Bracewell performs periodic IP portfolio audits to identify the costs and benefits of maintaining each intellectual property asset. We provide due diligence in support of acquisitions, divestitures, financings and other transactions involving businesses and intellectual property assets worldwide. When appropriate, we work with financial experts to develop detailed models for evaluating intellectual property assets in the context of risk management, transaction collateral, and supporting the asset value of securities offerings. We also assist businesses seeking to avoid potentially blocking patents as part of their efforts to acquire intellectual property portfolios.