Hoffman Warnick has extensive experience counselling 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, Hoffman Warnick maintains numerous special counsel arrangements with former corporate counsels that have been involved extensively in corporate IP strategy decision making in their respective fields.  Special Counsel Douglas Stoner is the former General Counsel of General Electric's Global Research and Development Center and Special Counsel Edward Lentz is the former General Counsel of Glaxo-Smith-Kline. 


The Challenge: A small chemical company was at the onset of a large investment in research and development and needed to get organized regarding their IP.

Services Provided: Hoffman Warnick provided strategic counseling including: conducting an IP audit to determine what IP the company already possessed; advising on establishing an IP policy and disclosure program; educating staff; and cost-effectively procuring the necessary IP for the company.

Length of Engagement: ongoing

Results: The company now has a well-defined IP policy that complements its business objectives, and has numerous IP licensing opportunities.

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