Our Services

Our practice, designed around you.

Calderone Bullock Ward’s intellectual property (IP) practice works to understand our client’s IP needs, whether we are helping to secure protection for existing IP, building and realizing value for new developments and products, helping our clients to avoid issues with competitors, or helping to navigate a competitive landscape.

Our global legal practice works with a network of IP counsel all over the world to help clients build their portfolios and also gain assistance with their own foreign business needs.  Clients from large public companies to individuals and in many areas of technology come to us for their IP needs and we collaborate in those efforts to design IP strategies that work.  We have experience in a wide variety of industries, including: chemical, biochemical, medical, pharmaceutical, polymer technologies, manufacturing, personal care technologies, software-based processes, semiconductor, oilfield and many others.

Our Unique Approach

We approach your research, development and product marketing by evaluating your IP needs and applying our skills to your issues.  Our full-service IP team can help you to evaluate pre-litigation issues, and handle IP litigation matters, or other disputes, before governmental entities, as well as providing full service in patent and trademark drafting and prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and practice before the Copyright Office.

Our Specialties

We can also assist you with IP portfolio management and strategy; trade secret and trade dress evaluations and advice; drafting and reviewing IP-related agreements; and performing intellectual property audits. Our attorneys have experience with:

  • Patent and trade secret law
  • Trademark law
  • Copyright law
  • IP litigation

IP Agreements including: employment agreements with IP issues, licensing and related agreements for inventors, corporate entities, authors, publishers and media companies, supply agreements. We also can handle corporate agreements where IP is material, including: mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other restructuring agreement, research and development collaborations, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, non-analysis agreements, e-commerce agreements and settlement, and other dispute resolution agreements.

You create and we translate.

Our skilled attorneys draft a patent application for you that tells the invention’s story, focusing the invention for submission to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Calderone Bullock Ward LLC can help put your inventive concepts into words to define the scope of your concepts.

We can assist you in analyzing and evaluating new inventions, identifying the correct inventors and evaluating ownership, and other issues impacting your new ideas.

We work with you to write and submit your patent application for examination and assist in that process, helping you to strategically address reports from patent examiners. Our attorneys can help you with chemical, biotechnological, software and business method, chemical engineering, mechanical, and software areas, both in the United States and globally.

Clients that are notified of a potential infringement issue by a third party or have a competitor who is practicing within the scope of your patent, we can assist in litigation and governmental or administrative disputes involving utility and design patents, inventorship issues, and related matters, including appellate proceedings before state courts, federal courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

We can assist you in defending against or participating in ex parte and inter partes disputes at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, prepare and prosecute reissue and reexamination filings, and represent you in related appellate proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Our patent group will also help you to draft, analyze and negotiate agreements related to your patents or patents you hope to sell or acquire, research and development collaborations, joint ventures, investments in patents and valuation, and technology transfer.

Our firm will work with you in evaluating and analyzing your and third-party patents for issues involving infringement, validity and enforceability, and provide design-around advice and counseling, patent portfolio analysis and review as well as counseling.

You name it, we help you claim it.

We can assist you in evaluating your business needs with respect to your trademarks, trade dress, and branding strategy.

Our trademark attorneys assist with searching and applying for registration of your trademarks, trade names and service marks and assist in securing a portfolio for you both domestically and globally through relationships with a network of counsel in countries worldwide.

We will work with you to develop an IP strategy that works for your specific business needs and goals by using a variety of approaches from negotiation or collaboration with third parties to enforcing your rights. Our attorneys can defend you against third parties through litigation or other dispute resolution options in state and federal courts and through governmental proceedings, such as cancellations, oppositions, domain name disputes and others, as well as related appellate proceedings.

We will also assist you with licensing, branding, marketing, distribution and co-existence agreements related to your marks and trade names.

You’ve written to perfect it, we will help to protect it.

We help you file for and obtain registered copyrights and to avoid issues with the copyrighted materials and works of others.

Calderone Bullock Ward LLC can help you to assess copyright disputes and ownership issues, as well as to assist you in protecting your works through enforcement, licensing and analysis of the scope of your rights.

While negotiation and avoidance are one way to avoid copyright issues, should that not be a possibility for you, we are able to assist you in litigation or other alternative dispute resolution avenues involving your copyrights or defending you in cases brought by third parties.

Your know-how is critical, we help you keep it protectible.

Knowing when your trade secrets have value and are properly protected requires guidance and implementation of a trade secret strategy. We can assist you in evaluating and identifying your trade secrets to help you to better protect them of trade secrets through internal guidelines and by use in external contracts and procedures to avoid loss of rights.

Should you experience a theft or other misappropriation, we can provide needed counseling, strategy, and, if necessary, assist in enforcement or defense of such issues in litigation.

Calderone Bullock Ward LLC will help you also to train your employees, researchers and sales staff to be aware of trade secrets and learn strategies for keeping your trade secrets safe.

You built it, we’ll help to grow and protect it.

Our general business law practice focuses on business clients of all sizes from small/start-ups to larger existing businesses. Consulting a business law attorney is one of best decisions a business owner can make to avoid potential costly legal problems down the road. Every detail of your business matters to us, no matter how big or how small. We are here to provide you with full legal service so you can start running your business successfully without worrying about the legal hassles.

We work with our start-up clients for the entity that is most appropriate for your type of business (corporation, limited liability company, partnership, etc), and drafting the documents that will govern your business (Articles of Incorporation, Membership Agreement, etc.). For established businesses, Calderone Bullock Ward LLC is here to advise you through everything from complex state and federal regulatory issues and difficult contract negotiation.

When it comes time to grow your company or sell your company, we are there to help you through every detail of a merger, acquisition or any other transaction that your business is involved in.

Our firm also advises on protecting your organization by creating specific employment agreements for your talent to include appropriate non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions to protect your business interests. We will also create documentation to present to your clients and vendors to protect your business. We create standardized contracts for your business to provide to clients and vendors to protect your business. We also review and negotiate third party contracts provided to your business to make sure that the document that your business is signing does not expose your business to unnecessary liability.

Your talent, protected by our talent.

Entertainment

We are passionate about the success of our entertainment clients. Our services give our entertainment clients the voice and the power to take their careers to the next level. Our firm provides a wide range of legal services to meet the needs of film, music, music, television, radio, theater and other live entertainment, and book, magazine and newspaper publishing.

Our services include drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts, including recording contracts, music publishing contracts, streaming rights, production contracts, artist management contracts, performance contracts, talent contracts, syndication contracts, endorsement contracts, composer contracts, development deals, and distribution deals for motion picture, television, video on demand, and DVD. We also work with our clients on rights acquisitions for entertainment productions in all media, which includes counseling in all areas of intellectual property including trademark licenses and copyright counseling.

Sports

One of our greatest achievements is to help our sports clients thrive. We represent professional, collegiate, and amateur athletes and coaches in all aspects of the sports industry that will affect their careers. From team and league contract negotiations, endorsement and sponsorship deals, media company deals (including online and broadcast programming deals), marketing, promotions, privacy, domain name, social media, and other intellectual property matters. Sports sponsorships, including venue partnerships, and event contracts. We also advise our sports clients with personal endeavors such as setting up non-profits and separate business enterprises that will help our clients grow personally and professionally.

We treat our sports clients with a personal touch to ensure that their talent is rewarded and they are put on a path of continued success throughout their lifetime.

Your ideas create, our experience protects.

Communications Law

Our clients receive our breadth of knowledge and experience in dealing with matters before the Federal Communications Commission. Our team has collectively prosecuted thousands of applications in the Media and Wireless Bureaus that include everything from routine engineering filings to license renewal, transfer and assignment and ownership reports. Our vast knowledge of communications law also includes rule making and non-rule-making proceedings, handling enforcement investigations and actions, and auctions. Our firm also has a great working relationship with many FCC staff members. We work with clients of all sizes from mega conglomerates to single station owners. We provide clients, no matter the size of their operation, zealous representation to achieve the best outcome.

Advertising Law

In the advertising space, we represent clients with regulatory compliance (e.g., FCC and FTC), intellectual property issues (trademark and copyright), consumer protection issues, unfair competition, and privacy matters. We know that the legal requirements surrounding advertising are often technical and are not intuitive so that is why we stay on top of all emerging issues regarding advertising law to give our clients the best advice available. We also have almost two decades of experience in reviewing and drafting advertising contracts from agencies and brands. Our experience also extends to reviewing advertising copy for compliance with all mediums from broadcast radio and television to the internet.

Promotions Law

Our attorneys are leading experts in promotions law and personally developed thousands of contests and promotions on local and national levels. We can assist clients in the conceptual phase of developing a promotion to make sure that the promotion complies with state and federal law. We also review and draft sweepstakes and contest rules to ensure compliance. We assist clients in launching promotions on all media platforms including broadcast radio and television, newspaper, online, mobile, and social media. 

Technology Law

In a world where technology is changing at a rapid pace in this global economy, Calderone Bullock Ward LLC prides itself on staying on top of the latest developments in technology law and bringing our knowledge directly to our clients so they can lead the pack in this competitive space. We work with innovative clients in forming their software (including SaaS, IaaS, DaaS, PaaS, MBaaS products) or hardware business, protecting intellectual property, licensing issues, complex contract negotiation, consumer privacy issues, cybersecurity, mergers and acquisitions and more. We work with our tech clients from the ground floor on up as part of their team of trusted advisors. We continue to serve in an advisory capacity on all levels of their business to help our clients succeed. We are more than legal experts, we are trusted business advisors who counsel our clients every step of the way.

Media Business Law

We counsel radio, television, digital, mobile, gaming, film, music, publishing, advertising, newspaper, magazine, and multimedia clients on the day-to-day matters affecting all aspects of their media related business. We work with our clients on employment issues, defamation issues (i.e., libel and slander), access to information issues (e.g., Freedom of Information Act), First Amendment and censorship issues, intellectual property issues (i.e., trademarks and copyrights), insurance issues, endorsement issues, content licensing issues, advertising issues, and branding issues. We also draft and review music royalty contracts, sports rights contracts, event contracts (e.g., artist agreements, venue agreements, stage and lighting agreements), agency contracts, audience ratings contracts, and all vendor contracts required for operation of a media related business.

Our practice, designed around you.

Our intellectual property (IP) practice works to understand our client’s IP needs, whether we are helping to secure protection for existing IP, building and realizing value for new developments and products, helping our clients to avoid issues with competitors, or helping to navigate a competitive landscape.

Our global legal practice works with a network of IP counsel all over the world to help clients build their portfolios and also gain assistance with their own foreign business needs.  Clients from large public companies to individuals and in many areas of technology come to us for their IP needs and we collaborate in those efforts to design IP strategies that work.  We have experience in a wide variety of industries, including: chemical, biochemical, medical, pharmaceutical, polymer technologies, manufacturing, personal care technologies, software-based processes, semiconductor, oilfield and many others.

Our Unique Approach

We approach your research, development and product marketing by evaluating your IP needs and applying our skills to your issues.  Our full-service IP team can help you to evaluate pre-litigation issues, and handle IP litigation matters, or other disputes, before governmental entities, as well as providing full service in patent and trademark drafting and prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and practice before the Copyright Office.

Our Specialties

We can also assist you with IP portfolio management and strategy; trade secret and trade dress evaluations and advice; drafting and reviewing IP-related agreements; and performing intellectual property audits. Our attorneys have experience with:

  • Patent and trade secret law
  • Trademark law
  • Copyright law
  • IP litigation

IP Agreements including: employment agreements with IP issues, licensing and related agreements for inventors, corporate entities, authors, publishers and media companies, supply agreements. We also can handle corporate agreements where IP is material, including: mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other restructuring agreement, research and development collaborations, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, non-analysis agreements, e-commerce agreements and settlement, and other dispute resolution agreements.

You create and we translate.

Our skilled attorneys draft a patent application for you that tells the invention’s story, focusing the invention for submission to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). We help put your inventive concepts into words to define the scope of your concepts.

We can assist you in analyzing and evaluating new inventions, identifying the correct inventors and evaluating ownership, and other issues impacting your new ideas.

We work with you to write and submit your patent application for examination and assist in that process, helping you to strategically address reports from patent examiners. Our attorneys can help you with chemical, biotechnological, software and business method, chemical engineering, mechanical, and software areas, both in the United States and globally.

Clients that are notified of a potential infringement issue by a third party or have a competitor who is practicing within the scope of your patent, we can assist in litigation and governmental or administrative disputes involving utility and design patents, inventorship issues, and related matters, including appellate proceedings before state courts, federal courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

We can assist you in defending against or participating in ex parte and inter partes disputes at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, prepare and prosecute reissue and reexamination filings, and represent you in related appellate proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Our patent group will also help you to draft, analyze and negotiate agreements related to your patents or patents you hope to sell or acquire, research and development collaborations, joint ventures, investments in patents and valuation, and technology transfer.

Our firm will work with you in evaluating and analyzing your and third-party patents for issues involving infringement, validity and enforceability, and provide design-around advice and counseling, patent portfolio analysis and review as well as counseling.

You name it, we help you claim it.

We can assist you in evaluating your business needs with respect to your trademarks, trade dress, and branding strategy.

Our trademark attorneys assist with searching and applying for registration of your trademarks, trade names and service marks and assist in securing a portfolio for you both domestically and globally through relationships with a network of counsel in countries worldwide.

We will work with you to develop an IP strategy that works for your specific business needs and goals by using a variety of approaches from negotiation or collaboration with third parties to enforcing your rights. Our attorneys can defend you against third parties through litigation or other dispute resolution options in state and federal courts and through governmental proceedings, such as cancellations, oppositions, domain name disputes and others, as well as related appellate proceedings.

We will also assist you with licensing, branding, marketing, distribution and co-existence agreements related to your marks and trade names.

You’ve written to perfect it, we will help to protect it.

We help you file for and obtain registered copyrights and to avoid issues with the copyrighted materials and works of others.

We can help you to assess copyright disputes and ownership issues, as well as to assist you in protecting your works through enforcement, licensing and analysis of the scope of your rights.

While negotiation and avoidance are one way to avoid copyright issues, should that not be a possibility for you, we are able to assist you in litigation or other alternative dispute resolution avenues involving your copyrights or defending you in cases brought by third parties.

Your know-how is critical, we help you keep it protectible.

Knowing when your trade secrets have value and are properly protected requires guidance and implementation of a trade secret strategy. We can assist you in evaluating and identifying your trade secrets to help you to better protect them of trade secrets through internal guidelines and by use in external contracts and procedures to avoid loss of rights.

Should you experience a theft or other misappropriation, we can provide needed counseling, strategy, and, if necessary, assist in enforcement or defense of such issues in litigation.

We will help you also to train your employees, researchers and sales staff to be aware of trade secrets and learn strategies for keeping your trade secrets safe.

You built it, we’ll help to grow and protect it.

Our general business law practice focuses on business clients of all sizes from small/start-ups to larger existing businesses. Consulting a business law attorney is one of best decisions a business owner can make to avoid potential costly legal problems down the road. Every detail of your business matters to us, no matter how big or how small. We are here to provide you with full legal service so you can start running your business successfully without worrying about the legal hassles.

We work with our start-up clients for the entity that is most appropriate for your type of business (corporation, limited liability company, partnership, etc), and drafting the documents that will govern your business (Articles of Incorporation, Membership Agreement, etc.). For established businesses, we are here to advise you through everything from complex state and federal regulatory issues and difficult contract negotiation.

When it comes time to grow your company or sell your company, we are there to help you through every detail of a merger, acquisition or any other transaction that your business is involved in.

Our firm also advises on protecting your organization by creating specific employment agreements for your talent to include appropriate non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions to protect your business interests. We will also create documentation to present to your clients and vendors to protect your business. We create standardized contracts for your business to provide to clients and vendors to protect your business. We also review and negotiate third party contracts provided to your business to make sure that the document that your business is signing does not expose your business to unnecessary liability.

Your talent, protected by our talent.

Entertainment

We are passionate about the success of our entertainment clients. Our services give our entertainment clients the voice and the power to take their careers to the next level. Our firm provides a wide range of legal services to meet the needs of film, music, music, television, radio, theater and other live entertainment, and book, magazine and newspaper publishing.

Our services include drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts, including recording contracts, music publishing contracts, streaming rights, production contracts, artist management contracts, performance contracts, talent contracts, syndication contracts, endorsement contracts, composer contracts, development deals, and distribution deals for motion picture, television, video on demand, and DVD. We also work with our clients on rights acquisitions for entertainment productions in all media, which includes counseling in all areas of intellectual property including trademark licenses and copyright counseling.

Sports

One of our greatest achievements is to help our sports clients thrive. We represent professional, collegiate, and amateur athletes and coaches in all aspects of the sports industry that will affect their careers. From team and league contract negotiations, endorsement and sponsorship deals, media company deals (including online and broadcast programming deals), marketing, promotions, privacy, domain name, social media, and other intellectual property matters. Sports sponsorships, including venue partnerships, and event contracts. We also advise our sports clients with personal endeavors such as setting up non-profits and separate business enterprises that will help our clients grow personally and professionally.

We treat our sports clients with a personal touch to ensure that their talent is rewarded and they are put on a path of continued success throughout their lifetime.

Your ideas create, our experience protects.

Communications Law

Our clients receive our breadth of knowledge and experience in dealing with matters before the Federal Communications Commission. Our team has collectively prosecuted thousands of applications in the Media and Wireless Bureaus that include everything from routine engineering filings to license renewal, transfer and assignment and ownership reports. Our vast knowledge of communications law also includes rule making and non-rule-making proceedings, handling enforcement investigations and actions, and auctions. Our firm also has a great working relationship with many FCC staff members. We work with clients of all sizes from mega conglomerates to single station owners. We provide clients, no matter the size of their operation, zealous representation to achieve the best outcome.

Advertising Law

In the advertising space, we represent clients with regulatory compliance (e.g., FCC and FTC), intellectual property issues (trademark and copyright), consumer protection issues, unfair competition, and privacy matters. We know that the legal requirements surrounding advertising are often technical and are not intuitive so that is why we stay on top of all emerging issues regarding advertising law to give our clients the best advice available. We also have almost two decades of experience in reviewing and drafting advertising contracts from agencies and brands. Our experience also extends to reviewing advertising copy for compliance with all mediums from broadcast radio and television to the internet.

Promotions Law

Our attorneys are leading experts in promotions law and personally developed thousands of contests and promotions on local and national levels. We can assist clients in the conceptual phase of developing a promotion to make sure that the promotion complies with state and federal law. We also review and draft sweepstakes and contest rules to ensure compliance. We assist clients in launching promotions on all media platforms including broadcast radio and television, newspaper, online, mobile, and social media. 

Technology Law

In a world where technology is changing at a rapid pace in this global economy, Calderone Bullock LLC prides itself on staying on top of the latest developments in technology law and bringing our knowledge directly to our clients so they can lead the pack in this competitive space. We work with innovative clients in forming their software (including SaaS, IaaS, DaaS, PaaS, MBaaS products) or hardware business, protecting intellectual property, licensing issues, complex contract negotiation, consumer privacy issues, cybersecurity, mergers and acquisitions and more. We work with our tech clients from the ground floor on up as part of their team of trusted advisors. We continue to serve in an advisory capacity on all levels of their business to help our clients succeed. We are more than legal experts, we are trusted business advisors who counsel our clients every step of the way.

Media Business Law

We counsel radio, television, digital, mobile, gaming, film, music, publishing, advertising, newspaper, magazine, and multimedia clients on the day-to-day matters affecting all aspects of their media related business. We work with our clients on employment issues, defamation issues (i.e., libel and slander), access to information issues (e.g., Freedom of Information Act), First Amendment and censorship issues, intellectual property issues (i.e., trademarks and copyrights), insurance issues, endorsement issues, content licensing issues, advertising issues, and branding issues. We also draft and review music royalty contracts, sports rights contracts, event contracts (e.g., artist agreements, venue agreements, stage and lighting agreements), agency contracts, audience ratings contracts, and all vendor contracts required for operation of a media related business.

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  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical
  • Metalworking
  • Packaging
  • Petrochemical
  • Polymers and Specialty Chemicals
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