Patents, Software & Data

  • Industry leading expertise in protection, licensing, litigation and transactions for all types of innovation, software and data
  • US, international and foreign patent matters including filing, prosecution, appeals, post-grant proceedings, inter partes review (IPR), and ex parte review
  • Complex federal and appellate litigation involving all types of patent, intellectual property, trade secret, copyright, trademark, antitrust, fraud, software and data rights matters
  • Competitive analysis and IP monetization for aligning intellectual property and business strategies to optimize revenue generation, company value, product development, strategic relationships and the competitive advantage
  • Transactions relating to the transfers, sales, mergers, acquisitions, and licensing of intellectual property, technology, software, source code, product lines, assets and businesses
  • Agreements related to intellectual property, licensing, e-commerce, website terms and conditions, website terms of use, privacy and data rights, privacy policies, data ownership, products, services, Software as a Service (SaaS), subscribers, mobile apps, end users, product development, and distribution
  • Opinions, searches and heat mappings with respect to the state-of-the-art, patentability, validity, infringement, freedom-to-operate, clearance and design arounds
  • Invention disclosure, trade secret and employment policies
  • Technical expertise in medical, software, electrical and mechanical technologies relating to, for example, medical devices, implants, instruments, engines, controls, vehicles, autonomous systems, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics, automation, edge computing, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), cybersecurity, blockchain, internet of things (IoT), sensors, telecommunications and computer-implemented systems.

Detroit & Bloomfield Hills, MI Patent & Software Law Firm

With Hertz Schram’s expertise in intellectual property spanning over 40 years, our Patents, Software & Data team specializes in protection, licensing, litigation and transactions for all types of patents, softwares and data.  This includes leveraging innovation to optimize revenue generation, key relationships and business value. Our clients span from entrepreneurs and startups to Fortune 500 and multi-national companies.

Hertz Schram’s attorneys provide highly effective intellectual property services for protecting and monetizing innovation. We regularly counsel clients on the competitive landscape of patents and other intellectual property associated with their current and projected products and assist them in navigating the competitive landscape to minimize risks and optimize returns.  We advise clients on the patentability of new concepts and render clearance and freedom-to-operate opinions to help refine go-to-market strategies.  Centered on the business objectives of our clients, we prepare, file and manage US, international and foreign patent applications to protect innovation and the competitive advantage across the globe.

Bloomfield Hills, MI Software Law Firm & Detroit Patent Attorneys

Our savvy patent team has represented clients both as plaintiffs and defendants in complex patent and commercial matters involving infringement and validity for all types of innovation.  This includes enforcing and defending patent litigation matters in district courts and on appeal at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC).  Our team has also represented clients in administrative proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).  We help clients address intellectual property infringement, licensing and royalty collection as well as to create strategic partnerships, defend market share and optimize product revenue.

We understand the importance of protecting and monetizing innovation. Identifying and optimizing the competitive advantage often requires an understanding of the relevant rights holders in core and parallel markets, and developing an intellectual property strategy to maximize leverage across multiple competitors. We take the time to learn about and appreciate our clients’ respective technologies, business and objectives. Our team collaboratively advises and counsels clients on protecting and monetizing their innovation, domestically and internationally.

We strategically draft and negotiate all types of patent and intellectual property agreements involving licensing, settlements, joint developments, joint ventures, websites, privacy policies, software, services, product distribution and franchises, and assist in developing cost-effective strategies to help clients distinguish their goods and services in the market and maximize the value of their intellectual property assets.

Our unique ability to fully integrate Hertz Schram’s multiple and diverse team of attorneys in an array of practice areas – from entertainment and intellectual property to employment, tax, or real estate – affords our clients the luxury of representation by highly skilled attorneys who are able to anticipate their needs across multiple industries in a time and cost effective manner.

Your Patent, Software & Data Attorneys

Our clients deserve the best possible representation in patent protection, litigation and transactions.
Every day, our attorneys strive to provide it.

Detroit Data Law Firm – Patent & Software Attorneys in the Bloomfield Hills, MI Area

Michael T. Fluhler


"Identifying and understanding objectives is key to accomplishing them”"

Howard Hertz


"I have successfully and aggressively represented creatives and their entities for more than forty years. "

Joseph A. Bellanca


"I’m a fearless negotiator and solutions-oriented advocate for my clients in protecting their creations and enforcing their rights."

Robert P. Geller


"I am relentless in pursuit of my client’s objectives, drawing upon thirty – seven years of experience to formulate creative solutions to their problems."

Kenneth F. Silver


"I’m direct, responsive and an effective fighter for my clients."

Jeffrey A. Robbins


"A seasoned and experienced attorney with over 40 years of hands on experience working with clients and their other professionals to achieve their business and estate planning objectives on a multi-generational basis."

Alexander Stotland


"A creative problem solver and aggressive litigator to resolve your business disputes in your favor, one way or another."

Matthew J. Turchyn


"I am a creative, strategic, and result-oriented advocate for my clients."

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