Our Practice

Patent, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer

Practice Contact: John Runnels
john.runnels@taylorporter.com
225.381.0257

​Taylor Porter attorneys represent clients in patent, copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property matters. We have three registered patent attorneys. Our patent law representation includes the likes of chemical patent prosecution, biotech patent prosecution, patent licensing, university technology transfer, and related matters.

Our representative matters include:

  • Prosecuting and licensing patent applications and patents for corporate and state clients, including Louisiana State University
  • Prosecuting and defending copyright infringement cases and unfair trade practices cases
  • Prosecuting and defending patent infringement cases
  • Negotiating Internet agreements for development, licensing and linking, and litigating domain name disputes, metatag abuse and “cybersquatters”
  • Lead counsel for Board of Supervisors of LSU and its Health Care Services Division relating to information technology and IP law issues associated with the transition of Louisiana’s multiple public hospitals and health care services to private parties
  • Representation of Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum in information technology and intellectual property law issues associated with establishment and licensing of Louisiana Health Information Exchange (LAHIE)
  • Lead counsel for State of Louisiana, and also LSU, in trademark opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appellate Board
  • Representation of both licensors and licensees in various software license agreements
  • Lead counsel in trademark/cybersquatting case widely reported in the New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, The National Law Journal, and various Internet media
  • Registration of federal trademarks with the United States Patent & Trademark Office and copyright registrations with the United States Copyright Office for various works including computer source codes and user manuals, music and sound recordings, books, newspapers, screenplays and architectural works

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Published in the Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge

Published in the Taylor Porter Trademark Law Blog

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