Over 115 Guardians with unparalleled experience, focusing solely on the practice of intellectual property law.
Our wealth of experience spans the scope of innovation in essentially every area of technology.
M&G has focused exclusively on intellectual property for over a century, bringing an unmatched depth of knowledge and experience to all aspects of IP.
Merchant & Gould’s Appellate Group provides clients with specialized experience in appellate advocacy.
The Merchant & Gould Life Sciences Practice Group is committed to providing the highest quality intellectual property services.
The attorneys of Merchant & Gould's Copyright and Entertainment Law Group work to protect ownership of artistic and informative expression.
Lawyers and staff engineers with extensive technical experience in industries that require innovations in electrical and software engineering.
Negotiating the minefield of intellectual property transactions takes the kind of experience that comes with over a hundred years of practice.
For over a century, Merchant & Gould has earned a reputation as having a premier team of expert trial lawyers.
Physical intellectual property spans a range of disciplines, and so does our mechanical group's range of talents and technical experience.
U.S. law makes it attractive to attack patents at the Patent Office. Merchant & Gould has a mix of litigators and prosecutors that take advantage of these options for clients.
Protecting over 20,000 brands every day requires breakthrough innovation and proactive strategy.
Keeping proprietary and confidential information safe is critical to maintaining a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Guarding With National Presence and Global Experience.
Merchant & Gould's Atlanta office is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Opened in 2000, the office provides a full spectrum of Intellectual Property legal services to clients in the Southeast, nationally, and around the world.
Founded in 1999, Merchant & Gould's Denver office offers the full spectrum of intellectual property legal services to clients in the Rocky Mountain region, nationally, and around the world.
Opened in 2008, Merchant & Gould's Knoxville office offers a full range of intellectual property legal services to clients in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge metropolitan area.
The Madison office of Merchant & Gould opened in 2009, establishing a strong presence in intellectual property law in a city known for innovation and with one of the fastest Federal Court dockets in the country.
Founded in 1900 as Minnesota's first intellectual property law firm, the Minneapolis office provides a full spectrum of Intellectual Property legal services to clients in the Midwest, nationally, and around the world.
Located in Midtown Manhattan, Merchant & Gould’s New York office opened in 2010 and provides a full spectrum of Intellectual Property legal services.
Opened in 2000, Merchant & Gould's Seattle office works with clients in some of the most important industries of the 21st century, including biotechnology and computer science.
Merchant & Gould's Washington DC Office was founded in 2002, establishing a strong presence with convenient access to extensive government and legal resources for effectively and efficiently prosecuting and litigating patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
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Guarding ideas since before the Wright Brothers took flight.
At M&G, we dedicate ourselves to finding the best solutions to our clients’ challenges, no matter where it takes us.
Cultivating a diverse workforce is a key part of our core values and what contributes to our overall success.
Leadership at M&G emerges from the John Gould era that helped build the firm into the IP law practice that exists today.
Merchant & Gould’s history traces back to the beginning of the twentieth century, stemming from the first patent firm in Minnesota.
The PAW Award honors outstanding in-house trademark counsel distinguished by career accomplishments and service to the community.
M&G’s commitment to pro bono services is part of our founding values and principles. It makes us who we are and makes us better people.
Technology fuels the current economy. Obtaining patents and enforcing them remains the driver behind benefiting from technology.
While M&G continues to grow to meet the needs of clients and emerging technology, we remain committed to our fundamental core values.
Merchant & Gould’s Women’s Initiative seeks to recruit, retain and advance outstanding woman attorneys by offering them the opportunity to work in a collegial, respectful, and flexible working environment.
For 115 years, we have focused solely on the practice of intellectual property law. Before we were attorneys, many of us were inventors, engineers and scientists. As a result, we understand the passion that our clients have for their creations.
Merchant & Gould has successfully challenged and defended many patents at the PTO, and now shares post grant procedure resources and case updates in a dedicated website.
Intellectual Property Today ranked Merchant & Gould the #2 top trademark firm in the United States based on number of trademark registrations filed in 2014.
The first edition of a newsletter for clients in Japan is a summary of a Supreme Court decision to uphold a rule about patent royalties on expired patents
Wendy M. Ward successfully argued case before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of pro bono client Michael Kingsley.
The M&G Linker is Merchant & Gould's intellectual property reference directory for trademark, patent, copyright, domain name, and other IP information.