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Technology Transfer

The Davis Brown Law Firm has extensive experience in university technology transfer, actively advising clients in all areas of intellectual property including patent protection, portfolio management and complex technology licensing. We are committed to helping our clients move their innovations from the academic environment to the marketplace. In addition, we assist clients in drafting and negotiating license and research agreements with commercial entities.


In 2011, Davis Brown was nationally recognized by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firm" for intellectual property litigation. Our firm has litigated complex patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, and unfair competition matters, and has helped our clients enforce their intellectual property rights and defend against lawsuits asserted against them.


In collaboration with the firm's business attorneys, we provide general counsel on matters including business formation, financing, taxation, mergers and acquisitions, real property acquisition and lease negotiation and compensation and benefits.


Our attorneys have expertise across multiple specialties and represent businesses at all stages of growth, from start-up software engineers, website developers, and multiple other technologies to established companies in the medical device, biotechnology, biochemistry and agricultural industries.


We are active members of the Association of University Technology Managers and the American Intellectual Property Law Association and frequently present at continuing education programs and conferences.