Legal Services

Patent Drafting 

Law firm staff has extensive experience drafting patent applications that provide effective protection for client's inventions in the United States and globally.  Patent applications can be filed at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and in foreign patent offices.  Should patent filings be desired outside the United States, the firm coordinates with trusted patent agents and attorneys to timely file applications internationally. 


Patent Prosecution

The staff also has extensive experience prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO and foreign patent offices in coordination with  trusted foreign patent agents and attorneys.  Staff endeavors to enhance value by finding creative solutions during prosecution to meaningful patent protection. The firm uses the latest USPTO electronic filing systems and regulations to file patent applications as well as responses to USPTO communications during prosecution.

Patent applications have been drafted and prosecuted in a wide range of technologies including, for example:

                         cybersecurity                                                                       WiFi networks and systems

                         electronics                                                                            information security

                         telecommunications                                                             electronic imaging

                         Internet technologies                                                           digital electronics

                         semiconductors                                                                    business methods

                         wind turbines                                                                        gas turbine engines (i.e., jet engines)

                         medical imaging                                                                   airport security systems

                         automobile braking systems                                                digital signal processing

                         biometric authentication                                                       liveness detection

                         video gaming machines                                                       computer cooling systems

                         insect/pest control

Infringement Opinions

The firm provides infringement opinions based on U.S. law for products and/or patents in electrical, computer, and mechanical technologies.  Foreign infringement opinions can also be obtained using trusted foreign counsel.


Validity Opinions

The firm provide invalidity opinions based on U.S. law for patents in electrical, computer, and mechanical technologies.  Foreign infringement opinions can also be obtained using trusted foreign counsel.  


Patent Searching

Patent searching services are provided to help make decisions regarding the patentability of an invention, freedom to operate, infringement, validity, valuation, and patent landscaping.  Our staff as an Examiner at the USPTO for several years so is well-suited to patent searching and conducting landscaping studies in most electrical, computer, and mechanical technologies.


The firm also has extensive experience preparing patentability opinions based on patentability searches and/or other information.    

Trademark Searching, Drafting and Prosecution

A trademark is a brand name.  A trademark or service mark includes any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used or intended to be used to identify and distinguish the goods/services of one seller or provider from those of others, and to indicate the source of the goods/services.

The firm also provides trademark searching services to help clients decide whether or not a trademark application should be drafted that protects their trademark rights and prosecuted through to registration.      


Please contact the office today at 703-380-1795 to discuss your intellectual property needs.


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Disclaimer:  The information provided on this website (i.e., is for general information purposes only and does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and The Law Office of Kevin McDermott, PLLC or its attorney.  To receive legal counsel from The Law Office of Kevin McDermott, PLLC you need to create an attorney-client relationship with the firm and receive an engagement letter.    

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