Intellectual Property is often the most valuable asset of any company – whether a global company or a start-up.  Just as anyone needs to protect their physical assets, one must also protect their intellectual assets, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, data and other intellectual property.

At Lippes Mathias, we protect, preserve, and enhance intellectual property assets in a creative, cost-effective and transparent manner helping our clients increase the value of their businesses. 
 
In January 2023, the Lippes Mathias Intellectual Property Team grew significantly through a combination with Fay Sharpe LLP, a renowned, Cleveland-based intellectual property firm first founded in 1884. The move added additional intellectual property attorneys who boast a wide array of engineering and scientific backgrounds and disciplines to the Lippes Mathias Intellectual Property Team. This practical experience, academic know-how, and technical acumen allows our attorneys to provide forward-thinking, highly technical legal advice to our clients.

With backgrounds in chemistry; biochemistry; chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering; material sciences; and the arts, combined with decades of experience leading the in-house intellectual property legal departments at some of the world’s largest companies, Lippes Mathias is uniquely positioned to provide sophisticated, knowledgeable counsel that drives business objectives.

Our experience in representing companies that own some of the most valuable and recognizable brands and helping start-up companies to be the future owners of such valuable intellectual property starts with a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses. We  partner with our clients to assist them with all facets of their intellectual property including:
 
  • Patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret counseling
  • Global strategies
  • Intellectual property value enhancement and return on investment
  • National and international transactional and litigation matters
  • Licensing
  • Enforcement
  • Anti-counterfeiting 
  • Global portfolio management 





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Team
headshot of team member Joseph D. Dreher
Partner | Team Co-Leader - Intellectual Property
headshot of team member Christian M. Lovelace
Partner | Team Leader - Franchising & Licensing; Team Leader - Asset Receivable Management
headshot of team member Michael E. Storck
Partner | Team Leader - Securities
headshot of team member Scott E.  Thompson
Partner | Team Co-Leader - Intellectual Property
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