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Specializing in Intellectual Property

The firm has extensive experience in obtaining intellectual property protection for U.S. and foreign clients, both in the U.S. and internationally.

The firm has expertise in a wide array of technical disciplines. For instance, we have helped clients obtain U.S. and international protection for innovations relating to RFID tags, integrated and discrete circuit designs, semiconductors, optical transceivers, printable inks, polymers, proteins and other biological materials, flash memory, batteries, agricultural equipment, PV cells, metrology equipment, thermodynamic engines, home appliances, and solar concentrators.

Logos, packaging, manufacturing processes, and products are just a sample of the many areas where a company should seek intellectual property protection, but may not realize it. Are you unsure what intellectual property protection your company needs? We can help you identify your intellectual property and develop an intellectual property protection strategy.

  • PATENTS

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    Patents protect inventions and improvements to existing inventions. In the United States, a patent grant excludes others from making, using, selling, or importing the invention.

    We routinely prepare and prosecute utility and design patent applications for our clients in the U.S. and around the world. In addition to obtaining patents in the United States, we also have extensive experience in helping our clients obtain patent protection in countries around the world, including Korea, China, Japan, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Mexico, Peru, and Brazil. We also offer patentability, non-infringement, invalidity, and freedom-to-use opinions.

    Not only do we help clients protect their innovations, we also help them to obtain value for their innovations. The firm is experienced in drafting and negotiating technology transfer and licensing agreements.

  • TRADEMARKS

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    Trademarks and service marks include any word, name, symbol, design, or combination used in commerce to identify and distinguish the source of goods and services. A trademark registration can provide an exclusive, nationwide right to use the mark in connection with the identified goods and services.

    We have experience in handling all aspects of trademark registration. The firm is capable of handling state, U.S., and Madrid Protocol trademark registrations as well as facilitating trademark registrations in foreign countries.

  • COPYRIGHT

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    Copyrights protect original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium, including literary, artistic, architectural, computer software and musical works.

    The firm is experienced in obtaining Federal copyright protection for our clients and in evaluating fair use of copyrighted materials.

  • LITIGATION

    The firm has experience bringing and defending patent, trademark and copyright infringement litigation. The firm also has experience defending third-party subpoenas and document/information requests.

  • INFORMAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    We are experienced in helping clients resolve patent, trademark, trade secret, contract and licensing issues without resorting to litigation or formal alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

PRACTICE AREAS

Patents

  • U.S. & Foreign Application Preparation
  • U.S. & Foreign Prosecution
  • Appeals
  • Reexamination and Reissue

Technology Transfers & IP Licensing

Trademark

  • U.S. & Foreign Registration
  • Registration Maintenance
  • Oppositions/Cancellations
  • Appeals

Copyright

  • Registration
  • Works Made for Hire
  • DMCA

IP Litigation

  • Trademark Infringement
  • Patent Infringement
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition

Informal Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Trade Secrets & Confidentiality Agreements

TECHNOLOGY AREAS

Electrical Engineering

  • Telecommunications
  • Semiconductors & Integrated Circuits
  • Networking
  • Fiber Optics
  • Digital Video
  • Optoelectronic Devices & Materials

Computer Hardware/Software

  • CMOS Sensors
  • Memory
  • Controllers/Processors
  • Timing/Routing

Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Semiconductor Materials
  • Pharmaceuticals

Mechanical Engineering

Green Technology

  • Solar Technology
  • Wind and Hydropower

Agriculture

  • Machinery
  • Containers

Life Sciences

  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical and Veterinary Treatments
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