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"The specification and claims of a patent, particularly if the invention be at all complicated, constitute one of the most difficult legal instruments to draw with accuracy"
- Supreme Court Justice Brown, Topliff v. Topliff, 145 U.S. 156,171 (1892).

Whether we're defending our clients' existing brands or protecting their next innovations, our breadth of resourceful, professional skill allows us to expertly tailor services to their needs. From planning and management of a complete intellectual property portfolio to advice on specific laws and practices throughout the world, it is our sole ambition to efficiently achieve maximum results for our clients.

Patent Preparation and Prosecution:

  • Preparation and prosecution of U.S. and PCT patent applications designed to expertly protect our clients' products and business goals. Filing and prosecuting of foreign counterpart patent applications.

Litigation Counsel:

  • Litigation of matters ranging from the simple to the complex, as plaintiff's counsel or defendant's counsel;
  • Development of pre-litigation analysis and strategy;
  • Participation as intellectual property counsel or co-counsel in every aspect of litigation, including strategy, analysis and planning, document and witness preparation, motion drafting, trial proceedings, and post-trial appeals.

Patent Validity and Infringement Opinions, Patentability Opinions, State-of-the-Art Analysis, Trademark Registration Opinions:

  • Expert analysis and opinion preparation. Skillfully prepared opinions that can assist a client in properly operating their business in the face of potentially costly and litigious situations.

Trademark Preparation and Prosecution:

  • Preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign trademark applications, including filing and defending oppositions before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Transactional Matters:

  • Preparation and negotiation of intellectual property transaction instruments, including technology development agreements, patent and trademark licenses, contractor agreements, employee agreements, confidentiality agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.

Due Diligence:

  • Investigation and analysis of IP issues of acquisition and divestiture candidates.

Intellectual Property Portfolio Management:

Expert IP portfolio management services:

  • Analysis of issued patents and other IP assets of a client and/or its competitors;
  • Advice on the scope of legal coverage with respect to the products and technologies of the client and/or that of its competitors;
  • Strategies for solidifying and extending existing IP coverage;
  • Comprehensive organization and reporting of annual status of clients' active IP portfolios.