Our experience spans all types of IP issues in the financial markets
Our experience is as diverse as the types of trades, typical and exotic, made in the markets. As a sampling, we have:
- Protected exclusive license rights from challenges that competitors were free to operate without a license
- Negotiated licenses for patents on electronic trading systems, rights to use financial indexes, and access to and use of market data
- Established ownership of intellectual property in trading strategies, algorithms, and methodologies created by employees and consultants
- Obtained patents for clients on various aspects of electronic trading and hedging risk
- Defended clients against claims of patent infringement for electronic trading systems
- Protected clients’ trading strategies through the use of trade secrets, copyrights, and patents
- Protected clients’ trademarks from infringement by those creating false association with well-known financial publications
- Assisted clients in developing contracts for distribution to third parties of market data and index values
In several instances, our clients hired us to replace other counsel. Given our experience, we also have been hired to advise where “traditional” IP lawyers have been handling matters for a financial markets client.
We can help you navigate the complicated IP issues in the financial markets
We understand our clients’ business objectives and tailor our solutions to meet them. Based on significant experience handling intellectual property issues involving financial markets and products around the country (and across the globe), and our broad and deep work in the industry, we can offer the best advice where financial markets intersect intellectual property.