Your patent portfolio can be a lucrative and vital part of your business. With a core concentration on patent rights, our patent lawyers will help you transform your ideas into valuable intellectual property assets.
The rules governing patent examination are lengthy, complex, and daunting. We can help you navigate through the United States Patent Office procedures and strategically develop a strong, comprehensive patent portfolio.
Whether it be a new business method, scientific process or product design, our lawyers and patent professionals are technical specialists with decades of experience evaluating an invention’s patentability, prosecuting patent applications and ultimately securing domestic and foreign patents across a variety of industries, including:
- Aerospace and aeronautics
- Agriculture and plant variety
- Clean technology
- Consumer products
- Medical devices
Resources for Patent Monitoring and Enforcement
Working with patent examiners at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, we use our technical knowledge to navigate the complex process of patent prosecution and meet the requirements of patentability to obtain patents with the broadest possible protection. We work with you to evaluate, prioritize, and sequence the actions and challenges that can affect your business plans, including licensing negotiations, design-around strategies, infringement responses or litigation strategies.
We have an experienced investigative team that searches the USPTO database, and other databases, for pending applications and issued patents that can affect your invention's patentability. Our proprietary docketing software ensures effective management of your patent portfolio by tracking all USPTO deadlines. We also have a state-of-the-art graphics department – CAD-equipped – to ensure that each patent drawing is an accurate portrayal of your invention.
Although litigation may be an ultimate forum in which to enforce your patents or defend patent infringement claims, our lawyers have saved clients millions of dollars by avoiding costly, lengthy, and disruptive litigation. We work with clients to pursue the best procedural strategies and solutions outside of litigation, including negotiation and settlement opportunities. If litigation moves forward, we provide informed counsel and advocate for your rights several ways:
- Defend client interests as plaintiffs or defendants
- Representation in federal district courts throughout the United States, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the US International Trade Commission and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
- Alternative resolutions through Section 337 litigation which provides remedies through the International Trade Commission (ITC)
- ITC investigations
- Post-Grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)
- Post-grant review
- Prior art searches and evaluations
- Ex parte reexamination
- Inter parte review
- Business methods review
- Derivation proceedings
International Patent Protection
The global nature of commerce requires intellectual property rights owners to consider securing IP rights outside the United States. Our lawyers handle intellectual property matters throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. Our clients include American companies that operate abroad and international companies who have business interests in the United States.
To facilitate communication with international associates, company representatives, inventors, and experts, our lawyers speak a number of different languages, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese), Greek, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Samoan, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swahili, and Thai.
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