Intellectual Property Law


Helping Clients Manage and Protect Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, have never been more valuable than they are today. Competition among companies across all industries is fierce due to globalization and the ease and speed with which information can be communicated. They seek protection of their trade secrets through trademarks, patents, and copyrights. In all fields of intellectual property, litigation has become more common as companies seek to leverage their rights in order to strengthen their competitive position.

The Intellectual Property Law Group at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote helps individuals and businesses of all sizes to effectively capture, manage, and protect their intellectual property rights in this highly-competitive environment. Our experience includes a wide range of technologies and business sectors, including semiconductor fabrication; telecommunications equipment makers and service providers; computer makers; engine manufacturers; manufactures of heavy trucks, mining equipment, and earth moving equipment; custom lighting; food and beverage; plumbing products; and many others. As intellectual property rights and laws evolve to meet the needs of new economies and technologies, our firm stands ready to serve our clients by remaining on the cutting edge of evolving intellectual property law.

Providing a Broad Spectrum of IP-Related Services to Clients

The members of our practice work together to offer a wide range of services to our intellectual property clients, including:

  • IP Portfolio Management
  • IP Sale and Purchase Agreements
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Patent, Trademark and Copyright Licensing Agreements
  • Prosecution of Trademark Applications
  • Trademark Clearance Searches

Whether it is establishing an intellectual property program for maintenance of patents, trademarks or copyrights; seeking a return through the licensing or sale of intellectual property; acquiring intellectual property through merger or acquisition; or another area of intellectual property law, Dickie McCamey’s Intellectual Property Law Group has the knowledge and resources to the meet the diverse needs of our clients. When problems and issues surface that require the specific skills of practitioners in other legal disciplines, our attorneys join with colleagues across the firm to find the effective solutions. Our Group routinely works with attorneys in our Technology Law Group to help computer-based and other technology companies address sophisticated IP matters, and should IP-related conflicts and disputes surface that cannot be resolved outside of litigation, our Commercial Law and Litigation Group stands ready to enforce and defend our clients’ rights in court.

To learn more about the capabilities of the Intellectual Property Law Group at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, contact Steven W. Zoffer at 412-392-5497 or