IP Protection and Commercialization

Successful businesses bring exceptional ideas to life. KO’s intellectual property experts help you acquire, protect, grow and sell your valuable intellectual property.

Intellectual property (IP) is one of the most important assets your company has. Whether you’re developing software and technology, collecting data, or creating content, you’ll need help to own, license, protect, transfer and capitalize your intellectual property. KO lawyers provide essential guidance to inform your approach and help you work with patent and trademark specialists to register your valuable intellectual property.

KO IP attorneys pair intellectual property expertise with a business-first approach and a deep understanding of how IP law applies in many industries. Our team helps businesses of all sizes navigate intellectual property opportunities and risks, helping clients to make important business decisions efficiently and timely.

KO’s IP practice is managed by senior partners and lawyers who handle the full range of IP legal matters.

Our attorneys work closely with clients on all types of intellectual property transactions including the acquisition, licensing, sale, protection and commercialization of intellectual property rights and assets in copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret law. We work side-by-side with clients to develop intellectual property ownership, protection and growth strategies, advise on capitalization of IP assets, and assist in resolving early stages of IP-related disputes.

IP Protection & Commercialization
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Ben Oelsner

We recognize that IP is the cornerstone of many businesses, and protecting it is vital to success.

Ben Oelsner

Ben Oelsner

Partner, KO

We have partnered with thousands of entrepreneurs and startups, so we understand the realities of growing a successful business. Many high-growth companies continually create, enhance, license, sell and buy technology assets—intellectual property that needs careful protection from unnecessary risk.

KO also specializes in the drafting, review and negotiation of IP-related transactions for software, cloud computing, technology and a wide array of other products and services. For a list of representative agreements related to intellectual property that the firm handles, please visit the Contracts section.

KO has helped hundreds of clients understand the importance of protecting their IP assets.

What Rights

It is important that a company owns or licenses all applicable IP rights it needs for its business.

Who Owns

Unless there is a written contract in place that transfers IP ownership to the company through a written assignment, non-employee contractors will own the IP.

Best Practice

Always have employees and non-employee contractors sign agreements that contain comprehensive assignment provisions that ensure all IP is owned by the company.

KO lawyers are more than just IP experts; we serve as a seamless extension of your team, delivering the legal and industry expertise, resources and results needed to achieve your business goals. We know your business is constantly changing and can quickly plug into your organization to help you scale as dynamic needs arise. Our efficient, strategic approach means better service, value and solutions for your business.

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