Ware, Fressola, Maguire & Barber LLP has strong expertise in the transactional area, for instance, licensing of IP rights, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), and contractual matters with a significant IP component.


When a client wishes either to use another’s IP — for example, a patent or trademark — or wishes to license a mark it owns, we prepare and negotiate a license agreement with recommended provisions depending on whether client is the prospective licensor or licensee.

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA)

Many activities in business, especially the business of technology, require that the participants keep the involved subject matter confidential and secure against unauthorized use. We have extensive experience in preparing and negotiating NDAs which address these objectives.

Complex Transactions

Often business arrangements have a broader scope and purpose than licensing or confidentiality, even though they may include one or both of the foregoing. These more complex arrangements could have a significant IP component, and might concern, for instance, collaborative R&D, asset-acquisition, merger, joint venture, supply of requirements for a drug manufacturer, and collateralization of a credit facility. Agreements pertaining to such arrangements typically contain important IP-related provisions that must be carefully crafted and negotiated. We bring keen insight and substantial experience to the table in connection with handling such matters.

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We welcome you to contact Ware, Fressola, Maguire & Barber for more information about our IP law practice.