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Patents. Trademarks. Copyrights. Contracts.

Patents. Trademarks. Copyrights.

We are a team of intellectual property law specialists

IP Works was founded in January 2012 by Catherine A. Cavella, Esq., a seasoned intellectual property and business attorney who believed there must be a better way for innovative startups and early stage companies to get the legal advice they need to compete against the big guys.


Implementation Phase

Intellectual property protection is not one size fits all. You may not have the intellectual property rights you need if your patents, trademarks and copyrights are not crafted properly. Our attorneys tailor protection strategies to fit your needs and ensure that you receive the maximum return on your investment.


Exploratory Phase

Some intellectual property is not easily identifiable. Intellectual property comes in all shapes and sizes, many of which are not obvious to the untrained eye. Our attorneys come to your facility and perform an assessment to identify all of your intellectual property, including those you may not realize can be protected. This ensures none of your ideas are overlooked.


Planning Phase

All intellectual property is not equal in value. Some of your creations are worth more than others and should be protected accordingly. Our attorneys provide guidance in determining the value of each of your ideas. Based on the valuation, we develop a comprehensive protection strategy to ensure your most valuable intellectual property is protected in every way possible.

Insights from IP Works

News / July 6, 2022


Third Circuit Court of Appeals panel struck down a preliminary injunction that protected a Pennsylvania company, Pyrotechnics Management Inc., from a Romanian competitor, FireTek.

News / July 1, 2021

Apple Infringed 2012 Patent, Owes $308 Million In Damages

Now that the court has ruled against Apple, the technology giant must pay out $308 million for infringement from a 2012 patent.

News / April 21, 2022

Inventorship is for Humans Only

In a court ruling, AI-Invented Inventions Are Not Patentable, Says Judge. What does this mean for future innovations from AI?

Company News / June 1, 2022

Walmart owes $115M to Startup

Walmart underestimated Zest Labs when stealing their trade-secret, a method to keeping groceries fresh in retail environments. In a true David vs. Goliath case, Walmart lost and now owes Zest Labs $115 million.