Lau Associates, LLC. is an intellectual property law firm conveniently located... more
Lau Associates, LLC. is an intellectual property law firm conveniently located across the street from the United States Patent Trademark Office in Virginia. This location provides easy access to the facilities and personnel of the U.S. Patent Trademark Office. Mr. Michael N. Lau is a highly experienced registered Patent Attorney practicing before the United States Patent Trademark Office. H... view profile
I am an accomplished attorney with a proven track record of achievement, both... more
I am an accomplished attorney with a proven track record of achievement, both professionally and academically. Since graduating from Harvard Law School with honors in June 1992, my legal career has included senior-level experience at both Fortune 500 companies and large law firms. I have often taken a leading role in negotiations and other strategic projects, and consistently achieved positive ... view profile
Joanna Madison Valencia has practiced law for over 15 years, both in private... more
Joanna Madison Valencia has practiced law for over 15 years, both in private practice and at several prestigious large law firms in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris Glovsky Popeo, P.C., Greenberg Traurig, LLPand Bracewell Giuliani L.L.P. She also has served as corporate in-house counsel for U.S. subsidiaries of major international corporations. Ms. ... 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.