A Patent is a type of intellectual property right that is available for an invention that meets all the statutory requirements for patentability. A patent is a transferable asset that gives the patent holder the right during the life of the patent to exclude others from making and using the claimed invention.  Patent protection is available on a country-by-country basis, and, in many cases, is available both for useful inventions and ornamental designs.

The law firm assists clients in all phases of evaluating, protecting, and enforcing patent rights.

Patent Preparation and Prosecution

When seeking patent protection, we guide our clients in the evaluation of possible protection for their ideas.

The law firm prepares patent applications and represents clients before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in all phases of patent practice for both utility and design patent applications.

The law firm assists clients in pursuing foreign patent protection through practice under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and in conjunction with foreign associate attorneys.

Patent Legal Opinions and Counseling

The law firm provides formal written opinions and counseling addressing various facets of patent law, including:

  • Patentability Opinions
  • Freedom-To-Operate Opinions
  • Patent Validity Opinions
  • Infringement Analysis
  • Design-Around Counseling

Patent Portfolio Management

When so much of an enterprise’s value is tied to its patent portfolio, it is important to take a measured and comprehensive approach to building and maintaining this asset.  The law firm advises clients on patent scope and strategies that complement and enhance their business activities, as well as manages the portfolio of pending and issued patents, both foreign and domestic.

Patent Licensing

Patent licensing situations arise in a variety of circumstances, such as when a patent holder seeks to monetize a patent asset or leverage the production capabilities of a potential licensee, and when a potential licensee is seeking to enter a new market or enhance its competiveness through strategic licensing opportunities.  The law firm can assist when a licensing opportunity arises with the evaluation, negotiation, and drafting of the license agreement.

Patent Litigation

When patent infringement issues arise, the law firm can assist in the enforcement of patent rights or the defense against allegations of infringement.  The law firm can advise on the development of strategy, conduct pre-trial negotiation, and can either support client’s litigation counsel or assemble a litigation team to represent the client.


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  • Alternative Energy
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical
  • Clean Technology
  • Coatings
  • Communication Networks
  • Construction and building products
  • Consumer Products
  • Dental Devices
  • Electrical Products
  • Energy
  • Furniture
  • Manufacturing Systems and Processes
  • Mechanical
  • Medical Devices
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Satellite
  • Software and Business Methods
  • Sporting Goods
  • Transportation

U.S. Patent Law


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