Seeing both sides has saved millions
Your patent entitles you to a solid fortification around your asset. But it's the builder who determines the strength of that structure. Because we have worked as chemists, biologists, engineers, doctors and physicists, we're better able to anticipate potential weaknesses. That, combined with our legal skills, allows us to build the closest thing there is to an impenetrable fortress. The evidence: patents we have obtained for our clients have successfully protected hundreds of millions of dollars in sales.
No matter what the technology-biotechnology, chemistry, chemical engineering, computer software, electronics, imaging science, mechanical engineering, medical devices and materials sciences, we can help you with:
- Establishing patent rights
- Patent prosecution
- Infringement analysis
- Design around analysis
- Validity studies
- Litigation - patent enforcement and defense
We work with clients in all phases of patent procurement, including application preparation, prosecution, and appellate proceedings in the U.S. and abroad, through filings under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), in the European Patent Office (EPO) and in individual foreign countries.
We can help you license your patent rights and secure rights in the patents of others.
Does patenting it make sense?
Not every innovation merits a patent application. To make sure that yours does, we work with you to evaluate the relative value of your potential patent investment. We examine important questions like:
- What are the chances of obtaining patent protection?
- What is the potential scope of any resulting patent claims?
- What is the cost of the patenting process?
- What would be the economic advantages of a patent?
By helping you analyze a patent's economic value, we can help you make informed decisions that have the best profit potential for you.
The danger of patent infringement
Often, the boundaries of a patent aren't clear. Stepping over those boundaries can be costly. Using our expertise, we can advise clients on where the boundaries are and whether their actions will infringe or not. We're proud of our record:
No client who has followed our advice has ever been sued successfully for patent infringement.