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Financial Technology


As the pace of change continues to accelerate in the fintech arena, businesses must navigate an increasingly rigorous course to bring their ideas to market. Drawing on decades of experience, we work with clients to develop successful strategies that preserve their intellectual assets and keep them at the forefront of innovation.

We advise and represent companies of all sizes, from startups to investment brokers, banks, insurance companies, and financial institutions. Our team combines in-house industry experience with up-to-the-minute knowledge of the competitive landscape. For each engagement, we take the time to understand our clients’ business objectives and assess the value of their technological discoveries within this context. We then craft compelling patent applications and maximize their value through enforcement, licensing, and sales, utilizing our collective knowledge and strategies based on recent developments in an ever-changing area of law.

Our lawyers are active participants in the fintech sector, able to adapt quickly to the latest developments – from cutting-edge technologies to fluctuating regulations. As new payment and virtual banking technologies proliferate, we provide practical, informed counsel on mobile applications, blockchain, cryptocurrency, APIs, and the Internet of Things.

Services include:

  • Patentability search and opinions
  • Freedom-to-operate analysis
  • Due diligence for mergers and acquisitions
  • Portfolio planning
  • Invention disclosure vetting and analysis
  • Inventor analysis
  • Competitive landscape audit
  • License agreement drafting and negotiation
  • Trademark prosecution and counseling
  • Litigation services
  • Covered Business Method (CBM) Reviews at the Patent Office


  • Prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent number 10,192,213 Mobile Payment System and Method.


Financial Technology Team

Mark D. Hansing

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Kevin M. Kercher

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Michael C. Gilchrist

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Cassie J. Edgar

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Luke T. Mohrhauser

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