TIGHE & COTTRELL, P.A. is a Mid-Atlantic regional law firm emphasizing all phases of litigation and various business practices. Our firm represents clients in litigation and appeals in hearings and courts at the administrative, state and federal levels. When called for, we counsel and represent clients in alternative forms of dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation. Our main office is centrally located in Wilmington, Delaware, with branch offices in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; and Woodstown, New Jersey. Our principal areas of practice are listed below.

Intellectual Property

Members of the firm regularly consult with clients in order to effectively protect their intellectual property. This consultation covers the gamut of problems from litigation, business formation, contracting, risk management, employment agreements, copyright, licensing agreements, development of website privacy policies and issues of confidentiality, trade secret protection, and contract negotiation. The Firm has represented and counseled multiple clients as it relates to their intellectual property, in an ongoing process to protect their rights and the products of their creative efforts.

Mr. Cottrell has authored articles in this area of the law for COMPUTERWORLD, P.C. Magazine, The Computer Lawyer, The Profit Center, and others. He has been an invited lecturer for meetings before user groups, CPCU seminars, industry and academic societies, the Society for Technical Documentation, and St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Companies. He taught the course "Computer Law" at the University of Delaware from 1988 to 1991.

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