As part of estimating the strength of your intellectual property (IP) - whether patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret - and gauging how it might interact with intellectual property held by others, or in the public domain, Barnes & Thornburg LLP IP lawyers regularly conduct searches of databases, interview subject matter experts, and otherwise investigate a situation so they can render an opinion as to your legal risks and rights. Our lawyers counsel clients on designing around the rights of others often resulting in improved and protectible products.