Licensing

In an increasingly fast-paced and ever-changing technological world, licenses represent an important method for protecting intellectual property rights and guarding against possible infringement claims. Although the transfer of technology presents an abundance of opportunities, it also creates the potential for possible legal problems such as infringement. Whether the matter at hand involves copying software or the use of a patented invention, our attorneys possess the knowledge, skill, and experience necessary to ensure that our clients’ rights are protected in the best possible fashion.

With extensive licensing experience in both the U.S. and international markets, our firm is well positioned to guide clients in maximizing the value of their intellectual property. From protecting current licensing rights to engaging in the establishment of cross-licensing programs, our attorneys work hard to preserve and promote the intellectual property rights of our clients.

  • Licensing Agreements & Negotiation
  • Licensing Litigation
  • Technology Transfers & Transactions
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Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Recognized as 'Leaders in their Field' in Chambers USA 2015 // June 16, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel, and Clark A. Jablon have been ranked as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2015 Chambers & Partners USA Directory in the field of Intellectual Property law. Read more

2015 AIPLA Women in IP Networking Dinner // May 21, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP Partner, Patricia S. Rogowski, will be speaking at the 2015 AIPLA Women in IP Networking Dinner.  Read more

11 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Pennsylvania ‘Super Lawyers’ and ‘Rising Stars’ for 2015 // May 15, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel, Frederick A. Tecce, and Patricia S. Rogowski have been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list as six of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2015. Read more

31st Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar // May 12, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP Partners, Aaron Ettelman and Clark A. Jablon, will be speaking at the 31st Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar in New York City.  Read more

Will the Supreme Court Remove Brulotte’s Shadow Over Patent Licensing? Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. (Supreme Ct. 13-720) // May 12, 2015
Aaron Ettelman was a Panelist Presenter at the 31st Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Named a Top IP Law Firm by Forbes // May 4, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, an intellectual property law firm, is pleased and honored to announce that Forbes magazine has recognized it as a top IP law firm in the Forbes Legal Black Book created by Forbes Business Division. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named 2015 ‘IP Stars’ // April 15, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, an intellectual property law firm, is pleased to announce that attorneys Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Alan S. Nadel and Patricia S. Rogowski have been named 2015 IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property, a leading source of news and analysis on intellectual property issues worldwide.  Read more

PTAB Rules in favor of BBiTV against Hawaiian Telcom // April 1, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that today the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) ruled in favor of its client Broadband iTV, Inc. (“BBiTV”).  Read more

Panitch Schwarze Welcomes New IP Associate Bridget Labutta // February 20, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce the arrival of the firm’s newest associate attorney, Bridget H. Labutta. Read more

Subject Matter Conflicts in IP // October 2, 2014
John Steele, Esq., will give a presentation on Subject Matter Conflicts in IP. CLE will be applied for but is not guaranteed Read more

Panitch Schwarze Opens New Location in Delaware // September 10, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce its expansion of its Intellectual Property practice with the opening of a new Wilmington, Delaware office. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Announces New Location in Delaware // August 25, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce its expansion of its Intellectual Property practice with the opening of a new Wilmington office at the Applied Bank Center, 2200 Concord Pike, Suite 201, Wilmington, DE 19803.  Read more

7 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named in 'Best Lawyers in America' 2015 // August 19, 2014
Intellectual Property attorneys from Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP were included in the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers recognized each of these attorneys for their Intellectual Property practice. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Welcomes New IP Partner Jeffrey Gluck // July 10, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce the arrival of the firm’s newest Partner, Dr. Jeffrey W. Gluck.  Read more

Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Recognized as “Leaders in their Field” in Chambers USA 2014 // July 10, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel, and Clark A. Jablon have been ranked as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2014 Chambers & Partners USA Directory for the field of Intellectual Property. Read more

Inequitable Conduct: A Recap of Therasense and Subsequent CAFC Decisions // June 26, 2014
Summer Associate William Kaufmann will give a presentation on Inequitable Conduct. Lunch will be provided. CLE is being applied for but is not guaranteed. Read more

Nine Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" for 2014 // May 23, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel and Frederick A. Tecce have been selected to the Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" list as five of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2013. Read more

Australian and New Zealand Patent Law // May 14, 2014
Matt Adams, Partner with AJ Park in New Zealand, will hold a presentation on various updates in New Zealand and Australian patent law. Lunch will be served. CLE will be applied for but is not guaranteed Read more

Panitch Schwarze Welcomes New IP Attorney Kimberly S. Chotkowski // April 7, 2014
Kimberly S. Chotkowski has joined Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP as an intellectual property attorney with patent litigation, licensing and prosecution experience along with negotiating global IP licenses. Read more

Seven Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers in America 2014 // August 15, 2013
Intellectual Property attorneys from Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP were included in the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers recognized each of these attorneys for their Intellectual Property practice. In addition, Ronald L. Panitch was named the 'Best Lawyers' 2014 Philadelphia Litigation - Patent "Lawyer of the Year." Read more

From The Blog

January 7, 2016
3 Top IP Moments of 2015
By Fred Tecce, Esq. It’s that time of year when seemingly every blog and online publication posts year-end “listicles,” and, for better or worse, we are no exception. It’s more difficult for us, though, because as engineers and intellectual property attorneys, we prefer objective analysis. “Biggest,” “best,” and other superlatives are invariably laden with subjective... Read more

October 22, 2015
When Others Can Use Your Copyrighted Material For Free: Understanding ‘Fair Use’
By Bridget H. Labutta, Esq. Most artists, including photographers, writers, musicians, and more, make a living by selling the artistic works they create. Copyright protection gives these artists the exclusive, legally enforceable right to the use of that material. That control, however, is not absolute, and we receive many questions from artists who are concerned... Read more

October 15, 2015
What is the Status of Patents for Software Inventions, Post-Alice?
By Clark A. Jablon, Esq. It has been more than a year since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v. CLS Bank which ruled that the two-step Mayo analysis should be applied to all patents in determining patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101. While this analysis provides a few bright line rules... Read more

June 22, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte
By Aaron Ettelman, Esq. Today, in a 6-3 opinion in Kimble et al v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the rule against post-expiration patent royalties. Justice Kagan wrote the majority opinion. Justices Alito and Thomas, joined by Chief Justice Roberts, dissented. As we predicted here, the Court was not persuaded by the... Read more

April 23, 2015
When is a ‘Private’ Music Performance Actually Public?
By Pat Rogowski, Esq. When it comes to performing music, whether recorded and played or performed by a live band, one of the trickiest aspects to navigate for music copyrights is the definition of “private” versus “public” performance. What constitutes a “private performance” is complex, and has been the basis of many court cases. It... Read more

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