Areas of Practice

We work closely with our clients to identify their IP assets, obtain appropriate and adequate rights in selected ones of those assets, and protect and leverage those rights.

Patents
Utility, Design and Plant Patents

  • Strategically harvest inventions to identify those that are potentially patentable

  • Search & analyze relevant prior art, and counsel clients on the potential patentability of inventions

  • Prepare, file, and prosecute patent applications in the USPTO and in the patent offices of foreign countries

  • Search for and analyze relevant in-force patents and counsel clients on any potential infringement issues with respect to their proposed or existing product or process designs, and counsel clients with respect to any possible technical product design arounds to avoid infringement, and provide this advice in detailed written opinions such as “patent validity” and “freedom-to-operate” opinions

Trademarks
& Unfair Competition

  • Advise and assist clients with the selection and proper usage of trademarks

  • Search for and analyze existing trademark usages, and advise clients on the potential availability, usage, and registration of trademarks

  • Prepare, file, and prosecute trademark registration applications (original and renewal) in the USPTO, in the trademark registration offices of various U.S. states, and in the trademark offices of foreign countries

  • Counsel clients in and assist with the resolution of U.S. trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings

  • Manage client trademark portfolios in the U.S. and in foreign countries

  • Identify unauthorized, infringing usages of clients’ trademarks and take steps to stop such infringing usages

  • Enforce clients’ U.S. federal trademark rights to prevent importation into the U.S. of infringing goods

Copyrights

  • Prepare, file, and prosecute copyright registration applications in the U.S. Copyright Office

  • Prepare agreements regarding the licensing and sale of copyrights

  • Identify unauthorized, infringing usages of clients’ copyrights and take steps to stop such infringing usages

  • Enforce clients’ U.S. federal copyrights to prevent importation into the U.S. of infringing goods

Trade Secrets

  • Counsel clients regarding the application of relevant trade secret laws to their businesses in general and specifically how to prevent the unauthorized use or disclosure of their trade secrets

  • Prepare confidentiality and non-compete agreements with respect to employees and third parties such as independent contractors, vendors, and suppliers

Agreements

  • Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements

  • Product, Research, and Technology Development and Collaboration Agreements

  • License Agreements

  • Assignments and Sale Agreements

  • Employment Agreements

  • Agreements involving the U.S. Government (e.g., FAR and DFAR clauses)

  • Dispute Resolution and Settlement Agreements

IP Portfolio

Management & Development

  • Create and implement strategic patenting initiatives

  • Create inventory of IP assets, develop and implement IP asset tracking methods and tools, advise and assist with IP asset maintenance costs, and with acquisition and divestiture of IP assets

  • Conduct educational seminars on various aspects of IP law

Due Diligence

  • Research, analyze, and advise on technical and legal issues related to mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures of IP assets and business entities

Adversarial Matters

  • IP rights enforcement (e.g., preparation of cease-and-desist letters)

  • Conflict negotiation and resolution (e.g., settlement agreements)

  • Domain name disputes

Litigation Support

  • Provide legal and technical support to primary litigation/trial counsel – both as plaintiff’s counsel and as defendant’s counsel

  • Provide various exemplary litigation support tasks, including pre-litigation strategy development, legal and technical issue research and analysis, pleadings and motion preparation, document discovery, witness preparation, negotiations, trial documents and materials, and appeal documents and materials

Technologies & Industries We Specialize In

Traditional Technologies

Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Electro-Mechanical, Electro-Optic, and Optical Devices and Systems

Emerging Technologies

Software-Based Inventions (e.g., Software Test and Development, Business and Manufacturing Methods, e-Commerce), CybersecurityArtificial Intelligence (“AI”)BlockchainInternet-Based (e.g., Internet of Things – “IoT”, Financial Technologies (“Fin-Tech”)

Industry Applications

Computers, Gas Turbine Engines2-D and 3-D Measurement Devices and Systems,

Semiconductor Structures, Design, and Fabrication Methods (e.g., Analog and Digital Circuits), ConsumerAudio and Video Devices and SystemsControl SystemsAutomotive

Medical Devices and SystemsEnergyRadarImagingRobotic, 

Currency Security DevicesAircraft and Spacecraft Devices and SystemsEnergetic Devices and SystemsMiningPackaging