Law firm staff has extensive experience drafting patent applications that provide effective protection for inventions. Patent applications can be filed at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Should patent filings be desired in countries other than the United States, the firm also has extensive experience coordinating with trusted patent agents and attorneys to timely file applications internationally.
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 during prosecution to procure 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/or prosecuted in a wide range of technologies including, for example:
WiFi networks and systems
Airport security systems
Patent Due Diligence
The firm provides patent due diligence reviews before and during acquisitions, and based on the reviews counsels clients regarding competitive advantages offered by the patents as well as value. All other IP involved in a transaction may also be reviewed. The firm also provides patent due diligence reviews for clients launching new products.
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.
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 services are provided regarding patentability of an invention, freedom to operate, infringement, validity, and valuation. Additionally, the firm conducts landscaping studies and generates reports identifying areas of technology in which patents may be obtained.
The firm also prepares patentability opinions based on patentability searches.
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 and filed that protects their trademark rights.