Innovation can take shape through years of research or as the spark of an idea. Our attorneys can guide clients through the patent process from the initial patentability study through the grant of patent rights to achieve for our clients the most comprehensive patent protection in the most efficient way possible, whether in the United States or elsewhere in the world.
Our attorneys, some of whom include former patent examiners and in-house counsel, all have technical or scientific backgrounds, and many have advanced degrees or industry experience in electrical and electronics engineering, math, physics, computer science, mechanical engineering, organic chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, and life sciences.
In our electrical/mechanical patent practice, we are proficient in a broad range of technologies, including: computer hardware and software architectures, business applications, telecommunications (including cellular and satellite systems) and Internet-related systems (including electronic commerce and network security), medical devices, diagnostic equipments, robotics and a wide variety of consumer electronic products, such as, information storage and retrieval systems, televisions and related video systems and digital display panels, photographic and electro-photographic devices, and solid state and optical memory devices and fabrication technology.
We work closely with individual scientists and engineers, laboratory and research teams, and R&D and product development groups to identify and secure the appropriate form or forms of protection for our clients' research and development investments.
Our experience further extends to all phases of domestic and foreign patent process, including reissues, re-examinations, interference and appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences within the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office ("USPTO") and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ("CAFC"). We also counsel clients on issues relating to patentability, validity, enforceability, product clearance, and infringement. In addition to traditional counseling, we also provide a full range of services designed to maximize the value of our clients' innovations, including, for example:
Providing advice on the planning, design and implementation of patent portfolios;
Developing patent protection and enforcement programs;
Identifying technologies for potential licensing;
Developing an effective licensing strategy based on patent portfolios;
Conducting due diligence investigations of patents for business acquisitions;
Surveying the existing patent landscape;
Engineering design-around products to avoid existing patents; and
Counseling and protecting patent rights under government contracts.