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Intellectual Property & Technology

Mackenzie Hughes has worked with a local author to secure protection for a multimedia instructional package that can be used in both academic and commercial settings. This transaction has involved several areas of intellectual property law, including copyright protection and negotiations with other interested parties to ensure our client’s clear authority to market the final product.

A company’s corporate identity and trade secrets can be even more valuable than its physical facilities. Our intellectual property attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you protect these vital assets. We represent businesses and individuals before federal and state courts and agencies in matters such as:


  • Obtaining federal and state trademarks and servicemarks
  • Preparation of trademark licensing agreements
  • Intellectual property portfolio development
  • Protection enforcement strategies

Computer Law

  • Negotiation of technology contracts
  • Contracts for software development and licensing
  • Hardware, software and maintenance agreements
  • Development and consultation agreements
  • Protection of proprietary rights in computer software

Intellectual Property Litigation

  • Unfair competition
  • Patent infringement
  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Trade secret misappropriation



Dean J. DiPilato Joins Mackenzie Hughes LLP as Partner

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Dean J. DiPilato has joined Mackenzie Hughes LLP as a partner and will concentrate his legal practice in general commercial litigation (including construction and environmental matters), healthcare litigation, financial litigation, and intellectual property matters. With 18 years of experience as a litigator, DiPilato has worked at large law firms in Boston and…

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