We can assist with a complete range of patent services—from completing applications to litigating to valuing and transferring assets in connection with mergers or acquisitions.
Our experienced attorneys routinely provide opinions on the patentability of new developments as well as on the validity and infringement of existing patents.
We also have substantial experience prosecuting patent applications at all levels in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. We also have conducted interference proceedings before the BPAI. Many of our attorneys are former practicing engineers, who can work with your technologists for minimal impact on inventor schedules.
When circumstances dictate filing of domestic patent applications and foreign counterpart patent applications, we can prepare and file these applications with the appropriate offices—utilizing an established network of associated law firms in many foreign countries.
Business method patents. An increasing number of companies are seeking patent protection for so-called business methods—encompassing a wide variety of technologies, from one-click online shopping methods to techniques for operating hedge funds. Our attorneys recognize that business method patents, like all such assets, must be developed carefully and with an eye toward your business goals. We can provide advice on the intricacies of business method patents and the best way to protect these assets.
Patent prosecution technical capabilities. With patent prosecution experience at all levels and in a vast array of technical areas, we can support an array of patent protection matters—in all technical areas and all industries.