property consists of intangible assets which reflect human knowledge or mental creations,
and for which the law provides exclusive rights or protections. Common types of intellectual property
include patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. For many technology companies, intellectual
property is their most valuable asset.
Ownership of intellectual property rights is often a prerequisite for
technology companies seeking investment financing.
Licensing is one of
the most important ways that a company can obtain value from its own technology
or acquire rights to technology from others.Licenses permit one entity to use intellectual property rights which
belong to another entity, and also establish the terms for using such rights. Companies
seeking to license their own technology or license technology from others need
to make many important decisions such as what technology the license will
cover, whether the license will be exclusive or non-exclusive, whether the
license will cover all applications of the technology or only certain specified
uses, royalties or other forms of payment for use of the license, the duration
of the license and the conditions for terminating it, and many other
issues.Our attorneys have negotiated
technology licensing agreements involving private companies, universities and
government agencies, in a wide range of industries.Our industry experience enables us to understand
the client’s business objectives, and then draft licenses which achieve their
in Government Contracts
property is often created in the course of performing government contracts,
particularly in technology-based industries such as defense contracting.It is possible to draft government contracts
so that they address intellectual property.For example, it is often possible to include provisions which allow
contractors to own or obtain exclusive commercial rights to technologies which
are developed while they perform government contracts.Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C.'s attorneys are familiar
with intellectual property issues which can arise in government contracts.We can assist clients in negotiating
government contracts which allow them to obtain rights in technology developed
during performance of government contracts.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in drafting and negotiating IT
agreements, including having primary legal responsibility for IT transactions
for major multinational corporations.Our transactional experience in the IT industry includes software license
agreements, custom software development, data hosting, Software-as-a-Service
and cloud computing arrangements, purchases and sales and many other kinds of
agreements.We are familiar with many of
the complex issues which arise in IT agreements, including creation and
protection of intellectual property, data privacy and export control
issues.Our deep knowledge of the IT
industry allows us to understand our clients’ business and create solutions
which serve their needs
The attorneys at Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C.
regularly counsel technology companies. We advise clients on acquiring
technology and intellectual property rights, such as patents, trademarks,
copyrights and trade secrets.We also
advise them on entrance into license agreements, collaborations and joint
development agreements and many other types of commercial transactions
involving technology.We have handled
technology transactions involving major multinational companies, technology
start-ups and virtually every size company in-between.Our experience covers a wide range of
technology industries, including information technology, biotechnology, defense
technology, renewable energy and manufacturing.Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C.’s attorneys offer decades of experience on legal
matters concerning technology.This
depth of experience results in added value and efficiency for our clients by
enabling us to quickly understand what our clients are doing, where they want
to go, and determine how they can secure, protect and maximize the value of
their technology.Our attorneys’
expertise in the law, business acumen, and in-depth knowledge of the needs and
resources of local industries enables us to provide first-rate service
comparable to that of larger firms.
Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C.'s business group knows that patent rights have fueled the growth of corporations across the world, and that the situation in Southern Maryland is no different. Our team offers clients its extensive experience helping innovators and inventors protect their intellectual property, including patents. With a registered patent attorney part of our firm, we can assist you prepare, file, and prosecute your patent application. We will carefully guide you through the process of obtaining a patent from start to finish. Possessing the legal knowledge, technical expertise, and real world experience that comes from working in and alongside some of the nation's largest government contractors, The Law Offices of Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C. offers you everything that is needed to protect your rights and best interests.
Located in a community whose economy is anchored by a major military
base, we understand military and defense technology.Many of our attorneys have served in the
military, worked with defense contractors or come from military families.We are familiar with defense-related
technology, particularly the technology being developed at the Patuxent River Naval
Air Base.Our attorneys regularly
participate in events relating to the Pax River base.We have negotiated many agreements with the
Defense Department (DOD) and other government agencies.Many agreements involving DOD agencies have
the potential to create important intellectual property rights which can be
very valuable for your company.Our
attorneys can assist you in licensing DOD technology or in, establishing
collaborative arrangements with DOD agencies or in addressing intellectual
property issues in government contracts.
Health Care and Life Sciences
For many life sciences companies, their intellectual property is their
primary asset.Our attorneys have
negotiated hundreds of agreements for companies in the life sciences
industry.These agreements include
technology license agreements and material transfer agreements (MTA’s),
clinical trial and contract research organization (CRO) agreements, drug
discovery and development agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements and
many other agreements common to the biotechnology industry.We also have extensive knowledge about
privacy and handling protected health information, and our attorneys have
provided key assistance for health management companies.
Our attorneys have negotiated a wide range of
agreements for bioenergy companies.
These agreements include license agreements, collaboration and joint
development agreements, MTA’s, research and development agreements, and many
other agreements common to the industry.
Our attorneys are highly knowledgeable about feedstock, harvest and
transport issues as well as technologies for converting biomass into energy.
The Law Offices of Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C. also offers these
With an office conveniently located in Lexington Park, The Law Offices of Baldwin & Briscoe, P.C. serves clients in the counties and cities of Lexington Park, Leonardtown, Hollywood, Mechanicsville, Loveville, Helen, Breton Bay, Chaptico, Charlotte Hall, Golden Beach, Avenue, La Plata, Waldorf, Newburg, Port Tobacco, Port Charles, Solomons Island, Prince Frederick, Chesapeake Shores, Hughesville, Benedict, Nanjemoy, Lusby, Port Republic, St. Mary's County, Charles County, Calvert County, Prince George's County, Southern Maryland.