Our intellectual property attorneys know the critical value of clients' IP rights. We work nationally and globally to identify, secure, and protect innovations and brands.

Ballard Spahr has more than 50 intellectual property attorneys, including more than 20 registered patent practitioners with extensive legal experience and deep technical knowledge in fields from chemistry to bioinformatics. We assess issues of patentability and obtain patent protection worldwide.

Our attorneys help clients strategically grow their brand portfolios and we enforce and defend their IP rights. Our approach is strategic and practical, and we work with our dedicated pricing professionals to meet clients' budgets.

We have significant experience working with clients in key industries, including life sciences, consumer products, retail, software, medical, chemical, food and beverage, and arts and entertainment. Our intellectual property attorneys

  • evaluate the enforceability and validity of patents and patent claims
  • clear and register marks worldwide
  • analyze the competitive IP landscape
  • provide worldwide patent preparation and prosecution services
  • develop global licensing and branding strategies
  • enforce and protect trademark, patent, copyright, and trade secret claims
  • protect trade secrets
  • secure protection for copyrightable works
  • handle domain name disputes
  • develop programs to identify and protect IP, including audits and due diligence analysis
  • review advertising for regulatory compliance and Lanham Act issues
  • assist early-stage growth companies and entrepreneurs in commercializing their IP assets
  • handle IP licensing and other transactional matters.


Lynn E. Rzonca
Tel 215.864.8109