Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

Financial Services & Business Methods

Financial Services & Business Methods

Our Financial Services and Business Methods Group handles patent matters and manages patent assets for some of the world’s largest software, e-commerce and financial services companies. We also frequently assist startup companies in developing procedures and strategies for protecting their innovations.

Our extensive experience includes patent landscape searching, patent clearance analysis, and detailed evaluation of third-party patent infringement assertions. We also counsel clients regarding strategic development of technologies, indemnification issues, and licensing agreements. We have developed and implemented comprehensive intellectual property programs for pre-litigation, licensing and enforcement purposes.

In the financial sector, we advise our clients regarding non-disclosure agreements, trade secrets, and patents. We have particular experience with systems for market analysis and trading, credit processing and monitoring, and provisioning structured securities. Our experience in the financial services arena, together with our experience with the relevant law, allows us to provide our clients with valuable insights into complex issues such as evaluating tradeoffs between the various forms of intellectual property protection.

The growing impact of business methods in a connected, global economy is reflected in our success with prosecuting patent applications in foreign countries. Working with select attorneys around the world, we have experienced successes in places such as Europe, India and China.

Our attorneys have experience in all areas of Financial Services and Business Methods, including:

  • Cloud computing platforms
  • Coordinated multi-computer data processing
  • Mobile computing paradigms and systems
  • Content caching and delivery
  • Personalization algorithms
  • Advertisement provisioning
  • User interfaces
  • Social networking deployment and integration
  • Cutting edge e-commerce systems
  • Financial indices and products
  • Mobile payment systems
  • Mobile applications
  • Digital content creation and distribution
  • Web services
  • Credit Monitoring & Reporting
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