VRP Law Group, P.C.

A Boutique Business, Employment and Intellectual Property Law Firm

Intellectual Property Law Attorneys

Chicago IP Attorney, Chicago Intellectual Property Lawyer, Illinois IP Attorney, Illinois Intellectual Property Lawyer

What do we mean when we say “Intellectual Property (IP) Law” Services?  It means our IP lawyers provide timely and cost effective legal services to help protect what you created and developed.   Our IP attorneys are adept at using Copyright, Patent, Trademark and Trade Secret regulations to help you protect and profit from your efforts.  As your IP lawyers, we help you create barriers to entry and maximize the returns on your hard work and efforts.

Our IP attorneys work with businesses, corporations, companies and individuals to help them identify the hidden value of their business practices and operations procedures. As your IP lawyers, we help you develop and manager your copyright, trademark, patent portfolios.

For Corporations, Companies and Business Owners: our attorneys help them identify the hidden value of their business assets.  Our IP lawyers help develop and manage intellectual property portfolios.  By creating a bundle of copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets our attorneys help corporations and business owners create methods of monetizing their research and development efforts.   First, our lawyers will take the time to understand our clients business plans and operations to make sure we are able to develop intellectual property rights that aid in growth and revenue generation.  We believe that as your IP Lawyers, we should help you incorporate intellectual property protection strategies into your business and corporate planning.

Trademarks, Trademark Portfolios, Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Litigation, Oppositions, and Cancellations.

As your trademark attorneys, we help companies manage their branding and trademark portfolios by prosecuting and litigating trademark matters. Our lawyers prosecute trademarks in front of the Trademark Office or the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Office of Harmonization of the Internal Market (OHIM), and other Foreign Trademark Offices.  Our trademark attorneys generally recommend creating a family or portfolio of marks that utilize a house mark to maximize the values of your trade or service marks and the goodwill of your business.  Our trademark lawyers litigate trademark matters with the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB), International Trade Commission (ITC), State and Federal Courts, and international courts in China, India, Brazil, Canada, Europe and a variety of other markets through our network of foreign agents.

Our trademark attorneys, help trademark owners protect their online brand identity by using trademark regulations to prevent the use of copycat or duplicate domains by individuals seeking to trade on your goodwill.  Our trademark lawyers help police a company’s brand or trademarks by vigorously prosecuting claims against counterfeiters.  Our trademark attorneys try to combine trademark rights with other intellectual property rights, such as copyrights, patents or trade secrets, to maximize the return on your research and development, advertising and marketing, and other business costs.

Copyrights, Copyright Prosecution, Copyright Portfolios, and Copyright Litigation 

Our copyright lawyers prosecute copyrights with the U.S. Copyright Office, European Union Copyright Office and other Foreign Copyright Offices.  Our copyright attorneys help copyright owners protect against the online distribution of their works through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and Take Down Notices.   Our copyright lawyers litigate claims of copyright infringement, trafficking and counterfeiting in State and Federal Courts.  Our lawyers can also assist in litigating international copyright matters. Through the use of Copyright law, our attorneys help protect software or source codes, business and operations manuals, books, videos, songs or lyrics, websites, photographs, music, internal business forms, movies, educational aids, and a variety of other works that can be copyrighted.  As your copyright lawyers, we will help you manage and police infringement, and maintain and manage copyright portfolios.

Patents, Patent Licensing and Monetization, Patent Portfolio Management, and Patent Litigation 

Our patent lawyers will help you with acquiring royalties and developing a patent portfolio.  As your patent attorneys we will also help you enforce patents by litigating patent matters with the International Trade Commission (ITC), State and Federal courts.  Our patent lawyers are adept at prosecuting and defending patent infringement lawsuits relating to software, biotechnology, semiconductors, circuit boards, mechanical inventions, generic drugs, computers and cloud technology, databases, computer applications and a variety of other industries through the use of industry experts.  Our patent attorneys have published on the FDA exemption from patent infringement, claim construction in the Federal Circuit, and actively review and comply with the jury instructions for patent infringement in the Northern District of Illinois.

The new jury instructions allow our patent lawyers to get patent infringement cases to a jury trial in two years.  This helps our patent attorneys cut down the costs of litigating patent infringement claims.  As your patent attorneys, we help you maximize the return on your patents by assisting in developing patent and intellectual property portfolios.  This allows you to license a bundle of intellectual property rights to increase licensing royalties and damages from infringement of intellectual property rights. As your IP Law firm, we will help you recoup your costs and investment in research and development.

Trade Secrets, Developing and Implementing Confidentiality Policies, and Litigating Misappropriation of your Trade Secrets. 

As, your IP lawyers, we use the trade secret law to help companies keep their competitive advantage by protecting information, such as, formulas, source code, software, client lists, operations manuals, business operations, supplier lists, pricing information, and other relevant information.  Most businesses and companies have trade secrets that they do not even realize they own.  Our IP attorneys help in implementing good confidentiality and restricted access policies, corporations and businesses owners can maintain the confidentiality of vital business information and acquire trade secret protection.

Our IP lawyers craft good employment agreements and non-competition agreements that limit the use of trade secrets, corporations and business owners can maximize the value of their trade secrets.   Our IP attorneys vigorously litigate trade secret misappropriation cases in State and Federal Courts.  Our IP trial lawyers litigate preliminary and permanent injunctions and temporary restraining orders for breach of a non-competition agreement and misappropriation of trade secrets cases regularly.  Our IP attorneys by developing and protecting trade secrets for corporations and business owners can often develop valuable intellectual property rights without the added expense involved in acquiring patent rights.  Depending on your business trade secrets and developing a trade secret portfolio may be the best way for you to create a competitive advantage and ensure that you retain it over the life of your business.

If this sounds like your idea of an Intellectual Property Law Firm, then we are probably the right IP Law Firm for you.  Below is an additional summary of some of the type of intellectual property matters our IP attorneys handle.

For Individuals

Our IP lawyers help individuals, such as, artists, inventors, photographers, employees, scientists, athletes, actors, dancers, yoga teachers, musicians, comedians, film directors, choreographers, website developers, software consultants and many other professionals develop valuable intellectual property lights.  Our IP attorneys utilize trademark, copyright, patent and trade secret laws to help individuals develop additional licensing and royalty streams or increase the damages they can receive for intellectual property infringement cases.

Our IP Lawyers will help develop a bundle of intellectual property rights or a single trademark, copyright, patent or trade secret right that enables you to create a barrier to entry and protect your hard work.  Our IP attorney will help you in negotiating work for hire agreements, employment agreements, master service agreements, technology service agreements, production agreements, distribution agreements, publication agreements, and a variety of other commercial IP contracts.  Our IP trial lawyers litigate trademark, copyright, patent or trade secret matters for individuals in State and Federal Courts to make sure they get the compensation that they deserve.

Our IP Lawyers, treat individual clients the same as our corporate clients and provides you with the same level of care in developing a complete intellectual property strategy and portfolio.  If this is your idea of an IP Law Firm, then we are probably the right IP lawyers for you.  Below is an additional summary of the type of intellectual property law services that our IP Law Firm provides.

Intellectual Property Agreements: licensing, ownership, assignment, transfer, buy/sell, confidentiality, non-disclosure, joint venture, distribution, marketing, royalty sharing agreements,  work for hire agreements, publication and production agreements, entertainment agreements and much more.

Intellectual Property Acquisition: domestic and foreign prosecution and registration of copyrights and trademarks.  Prior art searches, freedom to operate opinions, take down notices, and cease/desist letters.  We also assist in implementing policies and practices to protect trade secrets, trade dress and avoiding infringement claims and applicable safe harbors.

Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution: Negotiation, arbitration, mediation, and litigation of trade secret misappropriation, copyright, patent and trademark infringement lawsuits.  In addition, we provide infringement, non-infringement, design around, and advisory opinions on willfulness.

Acquisition of Financing using their Intellectual Property: We work with entrepreneurs and small business owners to assist them in obtaining financing using their often overlooked intangible assets.