We provide comprehensive services on all issues related to utility and design patents, including evaluating and searching inventions, providing patentability opinions, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, conducting appeals to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). We also prosecute patent reexaminations and reissues, devise patent protection strategies, negotiate licenses and draft license agreements, conduct freedom-to-practice studies, draft infringement opinions, and provide litigation support (including discovery motions, practice, and procedural and evidentiary research).
In addition, we can manage worldwide patent portfolios by filing and maintaining patent applications and patents in important foreign jurisdictions. We file Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications, and national stage applications throughout the world including in Canada, Europe, Japan, China and other Pacific Rim countries, South American countries, and other countries in which our clients have an interest in protecting their intellectual property.
For the convenience and edification of our newer clients, we offer the following introduction on the patent application process.
We provide comprehensive services on all issues related to trademarks including evaluating and searching marks, providing clearance opinions, filing and prosecuting trademark applications, initiating and responding to opposition and cancellation proceedings. We also negotiate trademark licenses and draft trademark license agreements, drafting trademark infringement opinions, and providing litigation support.
We also manage worldwide trademark portfolios, working with our international associates to file trademark applications, maintain trademark registrations and monitor use of marks wherever our clients need to protect their brands.
In addition, we have taken action to curtail the unauthorized adoption of domain names which were confusingly similar domain names and trademarks owned by our clients.
For the convenience and edification of our newer clients, we offer the following introduction on the trademark application process.
We use copyrights and the registration process to protect our clients’ artistic and literary works including books, photographs, and advertising materials. We also have filed copyright registrations for software and semiconductor masks. We have instituted suit to enforce clients’ copyrights in view of infringement, and successfully negotiated favorable settlements when clients have been accused of infringement.
We have extensive experience drafting both simple and complex agreements for our clients, including, licensing agreements, cross-license agreements, technology transfer agreements, software ‘shrink-wrap’ licenses, assignments, confidentiality agreements, and employment agreements.