I am an attorney based in Portland, Oregon. My practice is focused mainly on serving... more
I am an attorney based in Portland, Oregon. My practice is focused mainly on serving recreational marijuana businesses in Oregon's emerging marijuana marketplace. I practice in the areas of business law, administrative law, licensing & compliance, and taxation.
I have been practicing with Chernoff, Vilhauer, LLP since 1977, primarily working... more
I have been practicing with Chernoff, Vilhauer, LLP since 1977, primarily working with patenting mechanical inventions and medical devices, but also doing some patent enforcement litigation, advising clients regarding licensing inventions, and helping clients choose and protect trademarks, among other intellectual property work. I am the Managing Partner of the firm. I am a member of the Or... view profile
If you are a copyright, trademark, or patent owner and someone wants to use, for example, your artwork, trademarked slogan, or patented invention, you may benefit from the services of a licensing attorney. Licensing attorneys write contracts that protect your intellectual property rights. These agreements specify how someone may use your property and how much you will be paid for such use. For example, can they use it for one year or ten years? Can they use it only in Illinois or can they use it around the world? Can they share your property with others? A licensing lawyer can help you answer all of these questions. They can also specify the recourse available to you if someone violates the licensing agreement. Licensing attorneys know the words to use that will best protect your intellectual property.