Flener IP & Business Law (FLIP) is a Women-Owned WBE-certified intellectual property (IP) law firm specializing in patent, trademark, and copyright preparation, registration and maintenance. FLIP is also called upon to provide licensing, due diligence, merger and acquisition support, litigation, due diligence and corporate law counsel inside and outside the intellectual property arena.
FLIP attorneys draw from experience as in-house counsel, outside counsel, and have years of hands on professional scientific experience to achieve client goals. FLIP reliably guides domestic and international intellectual property portfolios in a variety of different technical areas including technologies range from mechanical, to biotech, design, chemical, aerospace, medical devices, and computer software arts to support FLIP client business goals.
Zareefa B.Flener, Founder and Manager, is a U.S. PTO registered intellectual property attorney. She is well versed in patent/trademark/copyright preparation, prosecution, and litigation/opposition work in both the federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, providing a well rounded approach to clients' intellectual property. Zareefa's partner, Elaine M. Ramesh PhD JD, also a U.S. PTO registered intellectual property attorney, rounds out the chemical/pharmaceutical practice.
FLIP was created in 2014, and with the support of clients and the global IP community continues to grow and share through speaking engagements, publications, and support and sponsorship of IP endeavors in the local IP community. Together, professionals at FLIP offer more than three decades of experience to clients, building a solid foundation for any company, University or individual.
By weaving modern technologies into the FLIP platform, the professionals are free to focus on clients’ legal matters and business goals. Having IP and business law under one roof, allows FLIP to provide a holistic approach to business objectives. True to core values, FLIPs nimble responsiveness to client needs has successfully navigated corporate clients to enviable leading positions in market segments, including in the crowded and growing cannabis world. FLIP continues to grow, energized by accolades from colleague and clients alike, such as being included in the iam 1000 as a leading IP firm.
Network Memberships: INTA, AIPPI, AIPLA, ChiWIP, ABA, CBA, PAT-GOT, OPEN board member, NCBA, Forbes Business Council
Husch Blackwell’s Intellectual Property team is full service with nationally recognized practitioners across all areas of IP, including prosecution and litigation. With approximately 100 lawyers who devote significant time to IP matters, our team is comparable to a mid-sized IP boutique and is one of the largest such teams in the Midwestern U.S. Within our geographic footprint, we are the firm of choice for a number of large and emerging businesses.
McAndrews, Held & Malloy is a premier, full-service intellectual property law firm. Some of the world’s largest and most iconic companies, as well as other businesses and innovators of all sizes and in virtually every field, rely on McAndrews to handle complex, high-stakes matters, and the firm has secured victories worth billions of dollars for its clients.
In addition to being exceptional lawyers, our attorneys have degrees in technical fields such as electrical, computer, chemical and mechanical engineering, and chemistry and biochemistry. Many have advanced degrees and almost all are registered to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office. Many also have prior work experience in technology and IP-focused industries. Our clients also know that – in addition to technical and legal knowledge – our attorneys offer exceptional business sense. We focus on learning and understanding our clients’ businesses, and providing solutions that are often innovative and always tailored to clients’ strategies, priorities and needs.
While best known for our record of litigation success, we also excel in the strategic aspects of intellectual property. We are widely regarded as a leader in IP procurement, post-grant proceedings, IP opinions and investigations, global portfolio management, IP development and licensing, M&A support and design rights.
Legal and business publications such as Managing Intellectual Property, Intellectual Asset Management, World Trademark Review and U.S. News & World Report rank the firm and its attorneys as leaders in intellectual property law.