Intellectual Property & Technology

Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C. helps clients develop, obtain, protect, and enforce their intellectual property rights. We are experienced in and represent clients along the full spectrum of intellectual property cases in both state and federal courts.


  • Assist clients with patentability, infringement, and protection issues
  • Assist clients in leveraging profitability through patent rights


  • Perform trademark searches and advise on the trademarkability and potential infringement of marks
  • Prepare and prosecute trademark and service mark applications
  • Assist clients to police infringement of owned marks and to incorporate anti-counterfeiting measures to protect portfolios
  • Draft and negotiate license agreements, assignments, and security interests


  • Perform copyright searches
  • Opine on infringement and validity of copyrights
  • Advise authors and owners of copyright relative to literary works, musical works, dramatic works, artwork, motion pictures, and sound recordings
  • Prepare and prosecute applications for copyright registration with the United States Copyright Office


  • Draft user agreements for websites and software owners
  • Assist with technology transfer and know-how licensing
  • Advise on internet law, ICANN, domain names, and the intersection of international technology law through the internet


  • Perform all facets of federal litigation with regard to trademarks, copyrights, and patents
  • Perform a variety of federal litigation with regard to intellectual property disputes
  • Assist with administrative challenges before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board

General Power of Attorney for Patents and Trademarks

Disclaimer: A completed power of attorney form does not establish an attorney-client relationship. No such relationship can be entered into unless and until we have discussed the matter with you, checked for possible conflicts of interest and agreed upon terms of representation, including fees/retainers, etc. It is important that you do not send any confidential information to us until such time that we establish an attorney-client relationship.

Contact: Alexander K. Cox
(814) 459-2800 • Send an email