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Our clients come to us to patent their most valuable innovations because we recognize that not all patents are created equal. Only well-drafted patent claims will hold up in court. Our goal is not simply to obtain patents for our clients, but to obtain valuable, litigation-ready patents that provide strong and broad protection.

Our patent team includes attorneys and patent agents who are former engineers and scientists as well as former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office examiners. We assist clients of all sizes – from startup enterprises to expanding corporations to multinational conglomerates. Our team works closely with our clients' engineers, product developers, and business teams to develop optimal patent portfolio strategies. Our goal is not necessarily to build the largest portfolio, but to build the most effective and efficient portfolio that best fits the client's strategic plan. We have deployed this strategy successfully for clients, nationally and internationally, across a wide range of industries including:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive (including autonomous vehicles)
  • Computer (software and hardware—including integrated circuit design and fabrication)
  • Construction
  • Consumer Products
  • E-Commerce and Internet Technologies
  • Energy (including alternative or "green" energy)
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care (including pharmaceuticals as well as medical/dental devices)
  • Industry/Manufacturing/Machinery
  • Packaging
  • Telecommunications

Our team has broad-based experience that helps clients not only to obtain patents (through application filings or via acquisition) but also to realize value from those patents through licensing and enforcement. Our patent team provides a broad range of domestic and international services including:

  • Performing patentability searches and analyses
  • Drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications with patent offices around the world
  • Maintaining patents and patent portfolios nationally and globally, from issuance to expiration
  • Conducting complex freedom-to-operate investigations for new and existing products to ensure that the manufacturer can avoid conflicts with competitor patents
  • Performing infringement analyses
  • Performing validity searches and analyses
  • Drafting opinions from our patentability, infringement, and validity analyses
  • Drafting and negotiating domestic and international licensing agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating Joint Development Agreements and Non-Disclosure Agreements

When the need arises, we also have a world-class patent litigation team.