Practice Areas

At Wingspan, the following is an overview of the types of legal tools that we will implement to further your business objectives.  All of our communications with you to determine work needed are free of charge.  We only charge for the work product you have pre-approved upon consultation and the corresponding legal fees are also pre-approved by you prior to commencement of work.  There will be no surprises...

Patent Law

 

-Preparation and filing of patent applications, responses to official actions of the USPTO and preparation and filing of all necessary accompanying documentation, in order to fully prosecute an application to issuance; maintenance of patent rights post-issuance

 

-Strategic counseling regarding patent strategy in light of business objectives

 

-Clearance and opinion work, with regards to freedom-to-operate, non-infringement and/or validity of patent procurement and analysis of research and development activities, in light of the prior art

 

 

Trade Secrets

​-Helping clients identify intellectual property that should remain proprietary and confidential, in lieu of patent or other IP protections

 

-Helping clients implement and comply with best business practices, to ensure trade secret protection

 

Trademark Law

 

-Clearance and opinion work regarding ability to use and/or register a federal trademark, in light of existing trademarks and trademark rights.

 

-Preparation and filing of trademark applications and all necessary accompanying documentation to fully prosecute an application (responses to official actions, statements of use); maintenance of trademark rights post-registration (renewal applications)

 

-Strategic counseling regarding trademark procurement and use, in light of potential opposition proceedings

 

Incorporation

​-Preparation and filing of Articles of Incorporation/Organization with the MN Secretary of State;

 

-Preparation and filing of annual business renewals

 

 

Agreements

-Preparation of various agreements to support business operations, including:

 

-Master Services Agreements and Statements of Work;

-Asset Purchase Agreements;

-Independent Contractor Agreements;

-Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Agreements; 

-Assignments of IP Rights

-Private Placement Memoranda

-Domain Name Purchase Agreements