In the information age in which we live, a key factor affecting a company’s valuation is the degree to which it effectively develops intellectual property. Intellectual Property (“IP”) consists primarily of trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade dress, and trade secrets.
Intellectual property is recognized as the most important asset of many of the world’s largest companies, and it is often the foundation of market dominance and profitability. It has been estimated that in 1975, tangible assets represented more than 80% of U.S. corporate value in the S&P® 500 whereas IP comprised less than 20%. Today, the ratio has inverted. Now more than 80% of U.S. corporate value is in IP.
According to new research, 74% of brands experienced trademark infringement in the past year. As more companies seek to develop and protect IP, trademark infringements, copyright infringements, and patent infringements are becoming more common. In the event of an infringement, we are aggressive litigation attorneys. To learn more about our litigation services, including the results that we have achieved for our clients, please see our Intellectual Property Litigation page.
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