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Our highly experienced team of attorneys, engineers, former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office examiners, and patent agents plan, develop and manage global patent portfolios for companies in a wide range of industries. 

We assist companies of all sizes – from startup enterprises to expanding corporations to multinational conglomerates.  Our real world experience allows us to provide the most comprehensive IP service to our clients, including developing global IP strategic plans and competitive analyses, providing annualized IP audits and budgets, and handling complex patent litigation. The industries we’ve served include:

  • Automotive
  • Alternative or “green” energy
  • Medical devices
  • Aerospace
  • Packaging
  • Business methods
  • Software
  • Electronics
  • Consumer products
  • Pharmaceutical

Our patent team provides a broad range of domestic and international services including:

  • Patentability searches and opinions
  • U.S. and Foreign patent application drafting and filing
  • Global prosecution of patent application with Patent Offices around the world from filing to issuance of the patent
  • USPTO Examiner Interviews
  • Global maintenance of issued patents from grant to expiration
  • Complex freedom to operate investigations of new and existing products to ensure the ability of product manufacturer’s to avoid conflicts with competitor patents
  • Infringement and Validity Searches and Opinions
  • Assignments
  • Global licensing
  • Joint Development Agreements and Non-Disclosure Agreements

Our patent team also works with companies on the new and expanded post grant validity challenges of patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  With our extensive experience in working with Patent Offices, in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, we help clients navigate these new post grant challenges while formulating a plan to meet their business goals.