Intellectual property poses unique and difficult challenges for businesses, and Irwin IP attorneys possess the skill and knowledge to help clients navigate through these challenges and provide valuable advice every step of the way.  Irwin IP attorneys work closely with clients to thoroughly understand the business’ needs and goals; identify opportunities and threats; and then develop strategies and tailor intellectual property services to enable the client to cost-effectively protect its intellectual property assets, exploit opportunities, and accomplish its objectives.

Our deep knowledge of substantive intellectual property law and extensive experience with a wide spectrum of intellectual property challenges and underlying technologies allows us to efficiently address issues of all types and scopes, ranging from negotiation of a licensing or non-compete contract to intellectual property portfolio valuation and monetization to comprehensive intellectual property due diligence analysis in support of mergers and acquisitions.  Further, Irwin IP provides freedom-to-operate opinions as appropriate to resolve ambiguity and manage risks, and performs supporting non-infringement and invalidity analyses.


Irwin IP lawyers have successfully protected their clients’ interests in the context of a myriad of business deals, including licensing, research and development and joint venture agreements, outsourcing, mergers, acquisitions, and bankruptcy. Given the frequent time-sensitivity to deal work, we work around the clock to meet our clients’ business needs.

Representative matters of Irwin IP, or its lawyers, include:

  • Enterprise Server Technology Due Diligence
    Advised acquiring private equity entity on the intellectual property position and risk exposure of the target server technology company in relation to the patent portfolio of its chief competitor in the marketplace.

  • Research Laboratory Equipment Investment Due Diligence
    Oversaw a freedom to operate review and advised prospective investor on the competitive patent landscape and associated risk exposure of a potential portfolio company specializing in research laboratory equipment and services.

  • Biotechnology Investment Due Diligence
    Advised prospective investor on the intellectual property position of a potential biotechnology portfolio company specializing in EPO in relation to its chief competitor in the marketplace.

  • Project Thoreau
    Represented the acquiring corporation in connection with the potential acquisition of intellectual property relating to medical devices and pharmaceutical compositions.

  • Project White
    Represented the acquiring private equity entity in connection with its acquisition of an equity interest and voting control in the international leading manufacturer and developer of professional and consumer tooth whitening products and dental devices.

  • Project Frederick
    Represented the acquiring private equity entity in connection with its purchase of a regional physical therapy business and its business name and trademarks.

  • Project Katun
    Handled all the intellectual property aspects of the spin-off of an international printer toner cartridge subsidiary business from its parent company.

  • Project Lightening
    Represented the acquiring private equity entity in connection with its acquisition of a company that provides software solutions with multi-carrier, multi-line consolidated insurance billing capabilities.

  • Project Insure
    Represented the acquiring private equity entity in connection with its acquisition of a company that provides software solutions that automate the sales, service, and processing of health insurance and group benefits.


Irwin IP proudly represents Pacific Records on all legal matters. Pacific Records has signed internationally acclaimed artists such as Lindsay Perry, Lito Romero, Men & Gods and Sandollar.

Irwin IP also represents, or has represented, numerous musicians and bands, including Ali Babs's Tahini; Bones, Jugs & Harmony; Hayward Williams; Hoo Doo Groove; Howard "Jaui" Schneider; Kommunity FK; Mushroomhead Experience; Northwest Choral Society; and Scott Wesley.

Additionally, Irwin IP has represented some of the world's most successful photographers, including Cesar Russ and Tosca Radigonda.


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