Fifteen years ago, the founding attorneys at Symbus Law Group left large, traditional Washington D.C. law firms after many years of practice in order to deliver legal services more effectively. Today nearly all of our attorneys have big law firm and/or in-house counsel experience. We put our expertise in intellectual property portfolio management, technology law and licensing to work to not only "manage" an intellectual property portfolio but also to work directly with stakeholders to increase a company's value. In addition, our proprietary IP EDGE online management system provides our clients with convenient, immediate access to data pertaining to its trademarks around the world, allowing clients to be part of the IP management process.

We are a national firm well suited to acquiring, managing, and protecting your intellectual property, whether it be trademarks, patents, copyrights, domain names, or trade secrets. We have brought together business-oriented attorneys working for a common goal: to improve your bottom line by optimizing online application services and electronic practices, without sacrificing accessibility and attention to detail. You won't pay for the overhead of a conventional law firm. That means you won't be walking into a handsome lobby or be escorted to a stately corner office.  We're guessing you won't miss these things.

At Symbus you choose the attorneys who work with you. The "Responsible Attorney" focuses on your exact requirements and knows your preferences and protocol. Behind each Responsible Attorney is a team of seasoned professionals that stands ready to provide additional insight and assistance as required. We don't transfer your work to subordinates you don't know, and you don't pay to train new professionals. In short, we don't squander your resources to increase our own.

Key Considerations in Patent Monetization

Posted by Chuck Lobsenz on 2015-01-07 19:33:59

Corporations and individual patent owners alike are more interested than ever in seeking to generate revenue from their patent holdings. That revenue can come in the form of a one-time lump sum payment, a running royalty stream, some combination of both or even some other creative financial.... Read more

"Lack of Intent to Use" - An Increasingly Common Weapon in Trademark Cases

Posted by Evan A. Raynes on 2014-04-10 14:22:49

The number of successful attacks on trademark applications and registrations based on a lack of intent to use has been increasing in recent years. Trademark owners often include as many products and services in their applications as possible, describing.... Read more

Declaratory Judgment Actions in Intellectual Property Cases

Posted by Evan A. Raynes on 2014-03-14 14:34:06

When a company is accused of intellectual property infringement, it can respond in several ways. The accused party can agree to the other sides demands. The accused party can try to negotiate with the other side. The accused party can reject the other sides demands and adopt a wait-and-see.... Read more