Patents Vedder Service
Vedder Price’s Intellectual Property group serves national and international clients with a complete range of patent services, working closely with them to find a solution that avoids the risk and cost of a trial.
Our patent attorneys routinely provide clients with opinions on the patentability of new developments as well as opinions on validity and infringement of existing patents for new product development and litigation. We represent clients in technological areas such as electrical, medical and biotechnological, mechanical, consumer products, chemical, digital displays, telecommunications, semiconductors, and computers and software.
Our attorneys are experienced in prosecution of patent applications at all levels in the USPTO, including before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Many of our attorneys are former practicing engineers, giving them the capability to team up and work closely with our clients’ technologists for minimal impact on inventor schedules, while enabling effective communications of these complex technologies. Our attorneys are well-positioned to represent clients in this area and have often conducted interference proceedings before the PTAB.
When circumstances dictate the filing of domestic patent applications and foreign counterpart patent applications for clients, the firm prepares and files such applications in the appropriate national patent office. The firm files international patent applications for clients under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and handles national patent applications filed in foreign countries based upon such PCT patent applications.
Our patent attorneys handle licensing of patent and trade secret assets in the United States and foreign countries and have substantial experience in transferring, securing and valuing patent assets in connection with mergers, acquisitions and related transactions.
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