Services

patents

Our patent attorneys have over 30 years of experience in both utility patents, which cover functional aspects of inventions, and design patents, which cover ornamental design, or visual appearance, of articles of manufacture.

Regarding utility patents, our attorneys have a wealth of experience in patents in the electrical arts, including computer software and business method arts, the mechanical arts, and the chemical arts.

Our patent services include:

Acquiring and Maintaining Patents

  • Preparing confidentiality agreements to protect proprietary development of inventions.
  • Undertaking searches of the prior art, to see if obtaining a patent would be likely (“novelty” search).
  • Filing and prosecuting regular U.S. patent applications, including utility, design and business method applications.
  • Preparing and filing provisional U.S. patent applications.
  • Filing and prosecuting international patent applications in foreign countries, and under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
  • Undertaking post-registration procedures such as payment of annuities/maintenance fees around the world.

Enforcement & Defense of Patents

  • Preparing opinions on whether your product infringes a competitor’s patent.
  • Preparing opinions on the validity of a competitor’s patent, after conducting a search of the prior art to see if the patent lacks novelty.
  • Advising and representing clients on patent infringement litigation.

Licensing & Agreements

  • Preparing patent license agreements.
  • Preparing technology transfer agreements.