It has never been easier to access and disseminate new ideas and technology. This also means that the threat of unauthorized use of intellectual property (IP) has never been greater. Hinckley Allen’s team of intellectual property attorneys delivers strategic counseling on protecting, leveraging, and enforcing intellectual property rights and assets. Our team works both domestically and globally with clients – ranging from individual entrepreneurs to large corporations with complex IP portfolios. Our intellectual property attorneys work seamlessly with in-house counsel, investors, business advisors, line-of-business executives, and marketing professionals.

A focus on effectiveness from a multi-disciplinary team with broad perspectives.

Our attorneys provide a pragmatic, focused approach and view IP matters within the context of a client’s overall business and its goals and challenges. Our IP team leverages a multi-disciplinary perspective, drawing on the broad expertise and deep resources of a full-service law firm. We collaborate with our colleagues across numerous practice areas on a variety of matters, such as corporate transactions involving IP assets, mergers and acquisitions, IP portfolio assessments and due diligence, technology transfers, licensing, and commercial agreements. This approach allows us to deliver targeted strategies and more favorable results for our clients.


We have significant experience representing clients with a wide range of technologies in a wide range of industries, including software, electronics, green technologies, health care, surgical instruments, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, consumer products, food and beverage, retail, hospitality, banking and financial services, insurance, e-commerce, computer hardware, telecommunications, publishing, advertising, multimedia, sports, and entertainment.

Our IP practice includes the following areas of focus:

Licensing/Software/Technology Agreements

  • Drafting and negotiating IP agreements, licenses, sub-licenses, and cross-licenses
  • Drafting and negotiating trademark licenses, branded product manufacturing/supply agreements, and co-branding agreements
  • Technology transfer agreements
  • Inbound and outbound software licensing

Trademarks & Copyrights – See Trademarks & Copyrights

Domain Names & Online Brand Protection – See Trademarks & Copyrights

Corporate Transactions and IP-Related Matters

  • Asset purchase and sale transactions/agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • IP due diligence and IP portfolio analyses/assessments
  • IP asset transfers, conveyances, and assignments


  • Enforcement of utility and design patent rights – See Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Corporate transactions involving patent assets
  • Patent licensing, cross-licensing, transfers, and assignments

Case Studies

Case Study

Hinckley Allen Successfully Defends Atkins & Linkletter Heirs in The Game of Life Dispute

Hinckley Allen won a significant victory in the First Circuit Court of Appeals involving the copyright authorship of the iconic Game of Life. The win comes after years of litigation involving the copyright grant for the Game of Life and whether it is eligi…

News & Insight

Firm News

Hinckley Allen Elevates Ten Attorneys to Partner

January 3, 2022

Hinckley Allen announced today that ten attorneys at the firm have been elevated to Partner.They are: Chad J. Caplan, Christine E. Dieter, Laurel M. Gilbert, Thomas W. Madonna, Jr., Elizabeth J. McEvoy, Alexander P. Montgomery, Libbie Howley O'Keeffe, Dami…

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Hinckley Allen Attorneys Christine K. Bush and Craig M. Scott Recognized as 2021/22 IP Stars

June 2, 2021

Hinckley Allen is excited to announce that attorneys Christine K. Bush and Craig M. Scott have been recognized as “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property for 2021/22. Both attorneys have received this honor every year since 2014.Each year, MIP res…

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Right of Publicity Laws: New Hampshire

August 27, 2020

A Q&A guide to New Hampshire right of publicity laws. This Q&A addresses the types of persons and aspects of identity protected by the right of publicity, remedies for violations of the right, defenses to right of publicity claims, personal jurisdi…


Pandemic disrupts IP filings, licensing

May 15, 2020

Litigation partner Craig M. Scott shares his thoughts on the changing intellectual property litigation landscape and how companies and research organizations are adapting and shifting models.

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