Polsinelli’s Licensing attorneys are driven to help clients realize enhanced value from their strategic business relationships in ways that lead to maximum returns on their intellectual property.

The firm has established a team of corporate, intellectual property, and regulatory lawyers that are dedicated to understanding our clients’ business models, practices and objectives in a range of relevant industries to help them protect and profit from their investment in a variety of technologies. We received a national ranking in Technology Law from U.S. News & World Report's 2021 "Best Law Firms." We are ranked among the Top 1-2% of patent firms by Patexia’s Patent Prosecution Intelligence Report, 2021 Edition. Rankings were taken from a study of 5,000 firms.

We work with companies of all sizes and at all stages of development, as well as with governments, universities and other nonprofit organizations, to provide strategic guidance as they create, acquire, use, and commercialize technology. Our firm is experienced working with businesses and organizations in areas that include:
  • Biotech
  • Health care
  • Medical device
  • Pharmaceutical markets
  • Alternative energy
  • Digital media
  • E-commerce
  • Electronics
  • Information technology
  • Telecommunications

Polsinelli’s attorneys negotiate hundreds of successful business and strategic collaborations every year. We partner with clients in a variety of ways to help them achieve their broader business goals, including through the development of strategic alliances, corporate partnerships, complex commercial transactions, and joint ventures.

Whether we are advising on a licensing, collaboration, research and development or distribution agreement, our firm is focused on placing its clients in optimal position to thrive in today's complex global marketplace.
  • Regularly advise multi-national consumer products manufacturer on IP development agreements to innovate manufacturing technologies.
  • Negotiate key in-licensing of technology from universities for start-up companies.
  • Negotiated syndicated patent acquisition and licensing deal that resolved ongoing patent litigation with nine defendants and resulted in acquisition of more than 180 patents pertaining to display technology used in smartphones and other personal digital devices.
  • Structured evaluation agreements and vertical out-licensing for platform technologies.
  • Advised software developers in licensing deals to integrate digital imaging technology into smartphone operating systems.
  • Advised and negotiated collaboration agreements for oncology therapies.