Patents & Prosecution
A patent is a legal document that is designed to prevent others from making, using or selling the same or similar products or services. Each patent is a unique, intangible asset that can be used strategically by a business enterprise to grow, add value and enhance its revenues. Therefore, each patent requires careful thought and attention in terms of its initial preparation, as well as proficiency in guiding drafted patents through rigorous Patent Office examination and possible enforcement against others. We excel at obtaining broad, affordable and enforceable patents for our clients over a spectrum of technologies. Our senior patent attorneys have extensive legal and technical experience with a wide variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, where they learned how to extract value from and commercialize patents.
Our attorneys and patent agents provide patents drafted with our clients’ business goals in mind at a reasonable cost. These lawyers are also skilled in representing clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including offensive and defensive use of post-review proceedings. Additionally, our lawyers maintain relationships with numerous foreign law firms, ensuring our clients can obtain equally effective foreign patent protection.
Our lawyers use their skills to conduct due diligence and other forms of investigations including those in which patent, trade secret and other technology rights are transferred, either by sale or license.
We proactively counsel our clients in terms of enforcing their patents and also defending against third party patents, whether in preparing for litigation or seeking to avoid court battles. We further use our experience to aggressively defend charges of infringement against our clients.
Our Emerging Technology Team supports emerging technology companies in every step of the business building process, from start-up to protecting their intellectual property to exit strategies. Recognizing the needs of start-up entrepreneurs, we tailor our full range of legal services with fee agreements specific to each client’s business goals and objectives.
Patents & Prosecution Co-Chair
Patents & Prosecution Co-chair
Practice Area Alerts
- America Invents Act Impacts Patent Marking Requirement
- Satisfaction of the Machine-or-Transformation Test Necessarily Establishes Satisfaction of the Statutory Eligibility Requirements for Processes under 35 U.S.C. § 101
- Federal Circuit Confirms Independent Written Description Requirement
- Proposed Patent Reform Act of 2009 Includes Controversial Limitations on Damages