Hoffman Warnick has extensive experience counseling clients regarding IP strategy including: educating client employees, evaluating the competitive IP landscape of a client, performing IP audits, assisting in creating IP policy and disclosure programs, participating in IP disclosure evaluation meetings, and sitting on client board of directors. Relative to these services, we also provide broad corporate experience atypical for a mid-size firm. In particular, three professionals of the firm are former corporate counsels that have been involved extensively in corporate IP strategy decision-making in their respective fields.


The Challenge: A biotechnology client requested that we evaluate whether a new product would infringe upon a competitor’s intellectual property in a very crowded technology.

Services Provided: Hoffman Warnick conducted an infringement search for competitors’ patents, evaluated the likelihood of infringement, and investigated the validity of potentially problematic patents.  Hoffman Warnick also prepared numerous non-infringement and invalidity opinions for the client

Results: The client was advised on how to modify the new product to better avoid potential pitfalls.  The opinions have positioned the client in a strong defensive position.