Telecommunications and Networks

Whether your business develops optical, wireless, satellite, or landline communications hardware, the complex coding software that allows information to be securely carried between them, or related services, Venable has attorneys with the appropriate technical backgrounds and industry experience to assist you with all of your IP needs. Given the breadth and depth of our expertise, there is simply no matter too complex for us to handle. We have been a leader in the IP field since 1971, helping Fortune 500 companies and start-ups alike navigate intellectual property law and procedures to enable them to focus on what they do best — creating tomorrow's telecommunications and networks products and services.

Our attorneys advise clients on the myriad of IP issues surrounding telecommunications and networks technologies. When litigation is unavoidable, our attorneys provide zealous yet cost-effective representation. We have appeared before federal courts, including the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the International Trade Commission. Our patent prosecution practice covers all areas of patent law, including preparing patent applications, advising on filing and prosecution strategy, administrative appeals, interferences, petitions, reissues, and post-grant proceedings.

Our attorneys also regularly conduct IP due diligence investigations in connection with mergers and acquisitions as well as for investors, and prepare opinions on patent infringement, validity, and enforceability. We also advise clients regarding licensing, collaboration, and partnership agreements, as well as standards organizations.