Intellectual Property FINANCIAL SERVICES

Intellectual property matters are of critical importance to financial institutions. We offer extensive knowledge in the protection of patents, copyrights, trademarks, domain names, trade secrets and other intellectual property rights. More than 70 of our lawyers and patent agents are registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office and more than 120 hold scientific or technical degrees. We also regularly litigate intellectual property disputes, having served as lead litigation counsel in more than 300 major patent and trademark litigation cases. WilmerHale was named IP Litigation Department of the Year by The American Lawyer in 2014 and was named to Law360's "Practice Group of the Year" series for 2014.

Our experience includes:

  • Performed intellectual property audits for financial institutions including evaluating the intellectual property they own, determining alternative protection strategies, identifying weaknesses, if any, and recommending ways to mitigate exposure.
  • Regularly advised clients on technology transfer and licensing, and patent portfolio management and strategy.
  • Assisted financial institutions in securing their intellectual property rights in various business processes, such as methods for determining optimal asset allocation utilizing cash flow simulations, processes for customer account creation, maintenance and administration for investment or retirement programs, electronic commerce, and billing systems.
  • Represented The Thomson Corporation in patent infringement and antitrust lawsuit for a process for auctioning municipal bonds over the Internet.
  • Represented RSA Security in a two-week jury trial in Delaware involving secure Internet transactions.

Intellectual property matters are of critical importance to financial institutions. We offer extensive knowledge in the protection of patents, copyrights, trademarks, domain names, trade secrets and other intellectual property rights. More than 70 of our lawyers and patent agents are registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office and more than 120 hold scientific or technical degrees. We also regularly litigate intellectual property disputes, having served as lead litigation counsel in more than 300 major patent and trademark litigation cases. WilmerHale was named IP Litigation Department of the Year by The American Lawyer in 2014 and was named to Law360's "Practice Group of the Year" series for 2014.

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Brown, Reginald J.

Reginald J. Brown

Chair, Financial Institutions Group

+1 202 663 6430 (t)

reginald.brown@wilmerhale.com